20 days after terrorist attack in Bruxelles: the second simulation to the EC. Inside and outside the Brussels Bubble

"So much learning from these 27 incredibly bright students, amazing speakers from the EU Commission, Ambassadors and, last but not least, our leaders. Best 3 days in Bruxelles ever. It's always hard to say goodbye” .This is a public and self-explanatory post of a student.

Despite the travels difficulties to reach and to leave Bruxelles and the “yellow level” alert, 27 international university students, were engaged in the II^ edition of the “Change the World Model–Europe” (CWM Europe) Understand the EU system. This is evidence of genuine interest and commitment!

Results of this joint educational initiative of Associazione Diplomatici and EuropaBook from the 11 to the 14 April 2016 are: 27 international university students engaged for 4 days, 14 speakers internal and external to the Bubble, 8 lectures debates and simulations on: The EU architecture, National Representative roles and responsibilities, Border control, Immigration policy, Interreg regulation, the Proposal for the establishment of a European Union Emergency Trust Fund for stability and addressing root causes of irregular migration, Internationalization versus development cooperation, the role of external stakeholders Press (La Stampa), Consultancy industry (KPMG and AESA), Lobby and Representative offices ENEL and Social Platform).

A big thank to Ambassador Alessandro Cortese, and Isabelle Malaise DG Communication for having supported our initiative.

The third edition is planned for autumn.

Roberto Carpano

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Roberto Carpano