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Armenia model European Union 2015 conference

16 November 2015
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The “Armenia Model European Union 2015” youth conference (AMEU 2015) was organised on 14-15 November 2015 by the AEGEE-Yerevan and Yerevan European Students’ Forum NGO, with support from the EU Delegation to Armenia. During the conference participants filled the roles of heads of the EU member states and leaders of the Eastern Partnership countries, as well as the offices of several other high-level EU officials.
More than 80 Armenian students and activists from various regions of Armenia and 20 international participants participated in the project. They were selected from around 400 applicants through a competitive two-phase procedure.
10675508_924165990970664_3290856329734345821_nThe Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Piotr Switalski, gave advice from his own experience to the young people present at the conference: ‘All of you offer a better future for Armenia. Your fathers and grandfathers build the independence of this country after centuries, but now it is your turn, you must be the game changers, you must build the Armenia of the 21st century, you must build an Armenia capable of fulfilling your dreams. It is all up to you alone. Having a good diploma is not enough, you must believe in some very important values, European values. I hope that this event will help you to develop your understanding and consolidate your belief in these European values’.
Participants addressed recent political developments in the Eastern Partnership region and made decisions taking into account current trends and pressures within the European Union. Indeed, participants represented the national interests of their assigned state expressed during the EU-EaP summit. In the weeks leading up to the conference, participants had the opportunity to participate in 2 preparatory training sessions, learn about the activities of EU institutions, and acquaint themselves with the cornerstones of the EU common foreign and security policy. 12241390_924724680914795_3519069433732465066_nDuring the conference, participants also had the possibility to improve their negotiation skills. The main aim of the model conference was to stimulate civic activism and improve the EU-related knowledge and level of European awareness among young Armenians.
On the closing day of the conference, Ambassador Piotr Switalski presented the participants with certificates of appreciation.

Armenia model European Union 2015 conference

The “Armenia Model European Union 2015” youth conference (AMEU 2015) was organised on 14-15 November 2015 by the AEGEE-Yerevan and Yerevan European Students' Forum NGO, with support from the EU Delegation to Armenia. During the conference participants filled the roles of heads of the EU member states and leaders of the Eastern Partnership countries, as well as the offices of several other high-level EU officials. More than 80 Armenian students and activists from various regions of Armenia and 20 international participants participated in the project. They were selected from around 400 applicants through a competitive two-phase procedure. 10675508_924165990970664_3290856329734345821_nThe Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Piotr Switalski, gave advice from his own experience to the young people present at the conference: ‘All of you offer a better future for Armenia. Your fathers and grandfathers build the independence of this country after centuries, but now it is your turn, you must be the game changers, you must build the Armenia of the 21st century, you must build an Armenia capable of fulfilling your dreams. It is all up to you alone. Having a good diploma is not enough, you must believe in some very important values, European values. I hope that this event will help you to develop your understanding and consolidate your belief in these European values’. Participants addressed recent political developments in the Eastern Partnership region and made decisions taking into account current trends and pressures within the European Union. Indeed, participants represented the national interests of their assigned state expressed during the EU-EaP summit. In the weeks leading up to the conference, participants had the opportunity to participate in 2 preparatory training sessions, learn about the activities of EU institutions, and acquaint themselves with the cornerstones of the EU common foreign and security policy. 12241390_924724680914795_3519069433732465066_nDuring the conference, participants also had the possibility to improve their negotiation skills. The main aim of the model conference was to stimulate civic activism and improve the EU-related knowledge and level of European awareness among young Armenians. On the closing day of the conference, Ambassador Piotr Switalski presented the participants with certificates of appreciation.