ACoES – “Athens Council of Europe Simulation 2020”
The Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs of the Hellenic Republic and the UNESCO Chair on Climate Diplomacy hosted by the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece announced the organization of “Athens Council of Europe Simulation 2020” (ACoES) to be held virtually on October 22nd and 23rd 2020.
“ACoES” will be a two-day simulation of the Committee of Ministers, the CoE’s decision-making body. The event is open to 47 undergraduate students, one from each member-state of the CoE. Participants will play the roles of Ministers of Education of their country of origin. They will promote their policy positions and negotiateon t he “The role of Education in protecting Cultural Heritage from Climate Change”.
The main goal of the simulation is to trigger a broader political dialogue among CoE’s member-states on the development of a comprehensive educational policy approach to the cultural heritage and climate change nexus in line with the following priorities of the Greek Chairmanship of CoE:
- Education and Democratic Culture, and
- Protecting cultural heritage from climate change and safeguarding the right of
younger generations to unhindered enjoyment of cultural heritage.
Participants will have to attend two preparatory lectures to be delivered virtually as well. The first one will address the procedural matters of the simulation and the institutional aspects of the CoE, as well as the agenda topic. The second one will be a “mock session” in order for the participants to familiarize themselves with the rules of procedure of the simulation. During the preparatory phase, participants will write a position paper, summarizing their country’s positions on the agenda topic, on which they will be given feedback by the Board of the simulation.
The deadline for applications is the 20th of September 2020.
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