From 28 to 31 March 2019, students of the Master's programme "European and International Law" at the Europa-Institut participated in one of the world's largest simulations of decision-making processes in the European Union, EuroSim. EuroSim takes place every year alternately at universities in Europe and the USA. This year's event on "The Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-27" was hosted by the St. John Fisher College in Rochester, USA, where 200 participants from more than 20 universities from all over the world met this year.
The event, held in English, offers students an excellent opportunity to test their acquired knowledge and skills in practice.
After intensive coaching by expert specialists, the students take on the role of European decision-makers and work out a resolution on the respective topic of the congress.
The participants of the Europa-Institut underwent a selection process and an intensive training phase in which they deepened their knowledge of simulation and their soft skills (communication, negotiation and teamwork). In addition, the aim of the preparation was to improve their analytical and written skills, among other things by drafting a new EU regulation and corresponding accompanying documents. The result of this comprehensive preparation was a remarkable group effort by the Europa-Institut team. Misbah Qamar (Great Britain) also won a prize for an outstanding individual achievement.
In addition to the academic component, EuroSim offered students the opportunity to see the Niagara Falls and then join their fellow students in Fordham, USA, discovering the USA, making new European and transatlantic friendships and expanding their professional network.