EUROsimA is a European Union Simulation -sometimes also referred as Model European Union- where the decision making process and politics of the European Union is simulated. Several different bodies of the European Union and related organizations are simulated in a way very similar to their original procedure.
This year, EUROsimA will bring together about 350 highly-trained and inspired participants from all over the world. EUROsimA gives its prospective participants the outstanding opportunity to have a first-hand experience of the functioning of European Union institutions and bodies. Every year, students from very different backgrounds come to Ankara, Turkey to join this ultimate experience. The fields that participants of EUROsimA study differ from Law to International Relations, Political Science, History, Media & Communication, Engineering and Interpreting.
English is the official language of EUROsimA. All debates will be held in English. Therefore, a good command on English for the delegates is necessary.
Yes. Participants are expected to dress according to Western Business Attire
. Ladies are expected to wear formal clothing (skirt and jacket or trousers and jacket). Gentlemen are expected to wear formal suits (tuxedos are welcome but not required). You can see some examples below.
For the social events, casual clothing is perfectly okay.
All conference materials will be provided by the organization team. However, a laptop computer or tablet pc might be useful as well. Please note that the organization team has no responsibility for the damages that may occur or possible loses of your personal property (laptops, mobile phones, cameras, MP3 players, etc.)
Our organization team will do their best to provide assistance about the visa process. An invitation letter will be sent to applicants after the payment of the participation fee is completed. That letter should help you get a visa. However, please bear in mind that you may pay additional fees for a visa and those expenses belong to the participant.
Unfortunately, EUROsimA is not able to provide any financial support to its prospective delegates. All expenses including the travel costs and participation fee belong to the applicants. However, you may consider looking for a sponsorship from your institution, government officials, NGOs or private enterprises.
EUROsimA is very similar to MUN in terms of rules of procedure. Someone who participated a similar simulation before will be familiar with the general flow of the conference.
The official Rules of Procedure prepared by the EUROsimA Secretariat will be published on this website before the conference. Please read the rules carefully when they are published. They will be self-descriptive and clear enough for an inexperienced delegate to understand. In addition, the Secretariat will give a procedural briefing in the very beginning of the conference in order to clarify the things a little bit more. After all, you will be familiar with the basic rules of procedure. Nevertheless, a full command on the Rules of Procedure will definitely boost your performance as a delegate. We suggest the prospective delegates, especially the ones chasing awards, to read them and understand in detail.
EUROsimA organization team is preparing the most sensational social events of the year for the prospective participants of EUROsimA. The details of the social events will be announced on our website and our social media accounts. The social events are specifically designed to give you the chance to get to know each other better and to have a good time together. Although participation is optional, it is highly recommended.
No. Every person between 16-25 years of age can apply for a seat in EUROsimA.
If you are interested in participating in EUROsimA, you must fill in the online application form for individuals or you can apply through your institution via delegation application. Consult the head of your organization for delegation applications.
You can apply EUROsimA for being a delegate, a committee director (chair) or a press member. For detailed info about the roles and duties of the positions, please read the role descriptions below.
A delegation is a team of delegates which consists of at least three delegates. The aim of delegations is to facilitate the application process for the institutional participants. (ie. Universities, MUN Clubs, NGOs, High Schools, etc.) Usually, members of a delegation represent the same country in different committees of EUROsimA, but it is not guaranteed.
Delegations consist of at least 3, at most 24 delegates. There is no restriction or limitation about the size of the high school delegations. However, our team may ask applicants to reduce the size of the delegation in order to ensure participation from many different institutions.
- If you are the leader of a simulation (MEU, MUN, etc.) team, and you are applying for at least 3 delegates:
Apply as a delegation.
- If you are a member of an Non-Governmental Organization that wants to send at least 3 delegates to EUROsimA:
Apply as a delegation.
- If you are responsible for a student club/union that wants to send at least 3 delegates to EUROsimA:
Apply as a delegation.
- If you are a high school teacher who is responsible for a simulation team or a group of students who attend such simulations:
Apply as a delegation.
- If you are a university or high school student who is NOT a member of a club about simulations, and you want to participate in EUROsimA:
- If you are only 2 university or high school students from the same institution:
- If you have participated in simulations before, and if you want to be a committee director in EUROsimA:
- If you want to be a press member of EUROsimA:
An institution can apply for up to 3 observers per delegation. However, during the evaluation process of the applications, our team may ask the applicant to reduce the number of observers if necessary.
The main duty of the observers is to coordinate and observe the performance of the delegates in a delegation. Observers will not be allowed to communicate anyhow with the delegates during the committee sessions. Please also note that the participation fee must be paid for every observer, too.
The Country Matrix displays the countries represented in the committees of EUROsimA. You should check it before you choose the states you would like to represent in the application form. The boxes marked with “+” means that the country on that row is represented in the committee on that column. For the case of EP, number of seats of a political party is displayed in the related cell of the table.
Payment details are not available for public. Our Business Team will contact you about the details of your payment after your application is accepted. Details such as IBAN number and SWIFT/BIC code will be provided then.
A delegate is someone who acts like the representative of a country or a political party in a committee during the simulation.
Delegates in the North Atlantic Council, European Council, Union for the Mediterranean, Geneva II, Council of Europe and the configurations of the Council of the European Union (i.e. JHAC) are expected to follow the policies and the stance of the Member State they represent, on the topic under discussion. In EUROsimA, Member States are represented by only one representative per committee.
Delegates in the European Parliament on the other hand, are expected to follow the policies and the stance of the political party they represent. Political parties have more than one delegate for each party in the European Parliament. Number of the seats of a political party in the European Parliament of EUROsimA is decided proportionally to the real number of their seats in European Parliament.
Committee directors are the moderators of the debate in a committee. They chair the committee meetings in accordance with the Rules of Procedure. In EUROsimA, there are 2 or 3 committee directors per committee. All committee directors have equal authority. There is not a distinction such as Chair and Vice-Chair. The main responsibilities of the committee directors are to facilitate the debate, to ensure that the Rules of Procedure is followed, to guide and to help the delegates to come to a conclusion within the committee. Also, they are expected to preserve the atmosphere of mutual respect in the committee.
Previous simulation experience and expertise in the Rules of Procedure are necessary for a committee director. Therefore, inexperienced applicants will be eliminated.
Administrative staff do not participate in the debate during the conference. The administrative staff (admin) ensure the smooth running and logistics during the conference. Administrative staff in the committee rooms are in charge of photo-copying resolutions, passing notepaper from the chair or delegate to another chair or delegate. Administrative staff who are not appointed to the committee rooms will assist organization team to keep the conference on the track. The admin staff are led by the Director of Administrative Staff.
There are several different types of press members. Reporters are responsible for following the debate in the committees and preparing daily reports of the committees in order to publish in the daily newspaper of EUROsimA. In addition, they are expected to follow the flow of the conference as a whole and make interviews with the participants where necessary. The Design Editor is responsible for the design of the daily newspaper of the EUROsimA. Photographers are responsible for taking photos starting from the very beginning of the conference until the very end. Press team will be coordinated by the Head of Press appointed by the organization team.
If the roles are still not clear for you and you are not sure about which position to apply after reading the role descriptions, please contact the organization team via firstname.lastname@example.org