MFJMCE Midwest Model EU 2023
|Venue:||Indiana University Bloomington|
Floria International University will participate in this year's Midwest Model EU. It will take place in person at Indiana University Bloomington from March 23 to 25, 2023
Every March, more than 160 college and university students meet to decide the future of the European Union (EU). Playing the roles of prime ministers and presidents, ambassadors and commissioners, ministers and diplomats,they spend three days debating policy, resolving disputes, building compromises, and charting the course of European integration. The Midwest Model European Union (MMEU) is one of only a half dozen events of its kind in the United States.
Created in 1993 by Prof. John McCormick of the Department of Political Science at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), the MMEU is the second oldest intercollegiate simulation of the EU in North America. Originally hosted by IUPUI, it was moved to the Indiana University Bloomington (IUB) campus in the spring of 2014. In 2022, MMEU will take place in person in Bloomington, March 23 – 25. Design and Process
Colleges send delegations of 7 members each, representing the 27 EU member states. Over a period of 48 hours, they meet in formal and informal sessions as the European Council, the European Commission, and several different councils of ministers.
From Thursday afternoon through Saturday afternoon, students introduce, discuss, and reach decisions on EU policy. National leaders provide overall direction, ministers huddle to work out the details of policy, commissioners and their directors-general try to give new direction to foreign and security policy, the single market, eastward enlargement, and the development of the euro, and emergency joint meetings are held to break impasses.
Organization for the EU-Midwest begins in January each year when invitations are emailed to faculty advisers and students begin forming delegations.
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► Four of our students (two from FIU, and two from FAU) were selected by the Miami-Florida Jean Monnet Center of Excellence, and participated in the competition on March 23 - 25, 2023. They represented Portugal. Our students gained a realistic experience of how the European Union operates by competing in the 2023 Midwest Model EU (MMEU). The event, hosted by the Hamilton Lugar School Institute for European Studies (EURO), was attended by more than 120 students across the country, including FIU student delegation. Ingrid Ask, Deputy Chief of Mission of the Swedish Embassy to the U.S., was the keynote speaker.
- Jose de Castro
- Bitisho Muma
- Leann Mervilus
- Mariana Vallejo Velez