G20 Simulation Game Call for participants for students from UGent and VUB

The United Nations University (UNU) is organizing and hosting its first student simulation game for graduate students. This programme has been designed by three Institutes of the UNU Network and hopes to bring graduate students from across UNU and beyond together to advance their understanding of the international system.

For this first edition, they will simulate a Leader’s Summit of the Group of 20 (G20). Since the Washington Summit in 2008 the Group’s importance has been steadily rising. Following the Great Recession, the G20 has developed into the premiere forum for crisis management and it has contributed significantly towards the stabilization of the global economy. Over the last two years, with the economy back on track, the Group’s focus has widened and Leaders now discuss issues related to international migration, refugee crises, counter-terrorism and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Students will have the opportunity to develop their skills across a range of disciplines including; research, public speaking, teamwork and leadership and, at the same time, they will also get a glimpse of the complexities of international negotiations at the highest level.  

The simulation game will take place from 7 to 8 April 2018 at the United Nations University (UNU-MERIT), Maastricht, the Netherlands. The simulation will be free of charge (lunch and snacks will be provided), and travel expenses to and from Maastricht will be covered. 

For more information, please visit the website of the United Nations University.