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AMEU 2013 in Armenia for the third time

12 November 2013

More than 100 students and 12 international representatives from different European countries participated in the “Armenia Model European Union 2013” (AMEU 2013) youth conference on 19 October. The theme of the two-day conference was “The EU Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius: Towards the Association Agreements”.
The event gave the opportunity to participants to play the roles of the members of the European Parliament and high-level EU officials.
The Conference was organised by the AEGEE (Association des Etats Généraux des Etudiants de l’Europe /European Students’ Forum) -Yerevan Youth NGO jointly with the EU Delegation to Armenia.
Traian Hristea, the Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, was among the guests of the opening ceremony and stated that this year’s topic would be a key moment in the European integration process for the countries in the region: ‘Our goal and the goal of the conference is to promote active citizenship. Active citizenship is one of the cornerstones of EU policy, particularly the participation of young people. I hope this event will offer a vision and a flavour of the difference young people can make in the world through their decisions’.
AMEU 2013 participants were divided to the respective political groups represented in the real European Parliament; during the conference they made decisions in the context of ongoing political developments and pressures within the European Union, taking into account the national interests of the EU citizens whom they were representing.
AMEU 2013 founder and organiser Julietta Beglaryan said that this was the third time that this kind of forum had been held in Armenia: ‘The aim of the project is to give youth an opportunity to take on the role of EU member states, and understand the difficult path of decision making and the structure of the EU’.

AMEU 2013 in Armenia for the third time

More than 100 students and 12 international representatives from different European countries participated in the “Armenia Model European Union 2013” (AMEU 2013) youth conference on 19 October. The theme of the two-day conference was “The EU Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius: Towards the Association Agreements”. The event gave the opportunity to participants to play the roles of the members of the European Parliament and high-level EU officials. The Conference was organised by the AEGEE (Association des Etats Généraux des Etudiants de l’Europe /European Students’ Forum) -Yerevan Youth NGO jointly with the EU Delegation to Armenia. Traian Hristea, the Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, was among the guests of the opening ceremony and stated that this year’s topic would be a key moment in the European integration process for the countries in the region: ‘Our goal and the goal of the conference is to promote active citizenship. Active citizenship is one of the cornerstones of EU policy, particularly the participation of young people. I hope this event will offer a vision and a flavour of the difference young people can make in the world through their decisions’. AMEU 2013 participants were divided to the respective political groups represented in the real European Parliament; during the conference they made decisions in the context of ongoing political developments and pressures within the European Union, taking into account the national interests of the EU citizens whom they were representing. AMEU 2013 founder and organiser Julietta Beglaryan said that this was the third time that this kind of forum had been held in Armenia: ‘The aim of the project is to give youth an opportunity to take on the role of EU member states, and understand the difficult path of decision making and the structure of the EU’.