VeUMEU Venice Universities' Model European Union 2018
From 11 to 13 May 2018 the second edition of VeUMEU Venice Universities' Model European Union, simulation of the legislative procedure of the European Union, was held in Venice at the VIU in the island of San Servolo, thanks to the collaboration between Venice International University, Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia, e Venice Diplomatic Society, Europe Direct del Comune di Venezia e Bringing Europeans Together Association (BETA Italia), Eiuc and San Servolo Servizi.
VeMEU is the simulation of the legislative procedure of the European Union. The participants held the roles of members of the European Parliament and of the Council of the European Union, following the steps of the ordinary legislative procedure that lead to the implementation of European directives and regulations. A group of students also trained the journalists' body, who was instructed to report on the developments of the weekend activities.
VeUMEU is an excellent opportunity for students to get closer to the world of multilateral diplomacy and to refine their negotiating and leadership skills. Students will learn how the European legislative process works, the rules of procedure, the introduction of amendments and the way in which EU directives and regulations are drafted.
The themes selected by the organizing committee view the plenary sessions of the two chambers, the European Union Council and the Parliament, were:
- Education: Directive (EU) 2016/801 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals for the purposes of research, study, training, volunteering, exchange programs for pupils or educational projects, and peer placement.
- Environment: Directive 2013/30 / EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on the safety of offshore oil and gas operations.
REGISTRATION AND ATTENDANCE
The event was held in the campus of the Venice International University, San Servolo Island, 11, 12 and 13 May 2018, entirely in English.
Only candidates belonging to the academic institutions Ca 'Foscari University of Venice and VIU Venice International University may be selected, who have sent their application in time, before Saturday 31 March 2018.
The selected candidates will be notified by April 6th.
Selected candidates must confirm their participation by April 11th.
For more information and application form, visit the dedicated page.
No registration fee is asked, the event is free. Personal expenses, such as lunch and transpost, are up to participants.