My name is Ivaylo Antonov and I represent Model European Union Strasbourg (MEUS) 2022. MEUS is a youth conference that has taken place every year since 2007 in the seat of the European Parliament in Strasbourg. It gathers roughly 200 young people who take on the roles of MEPs, Ministers, Commissioners, Interest Representatives, Journalists, and Interpreters to debate two recent legislative proposals from the European Commission in a week-long simulation of the EU legislative process. I am writing to you today as we need your support to give as many young people as possible a chance to join us in Strasbourg for MEUS 2022.
MEUS has inspired numerous local MEU simulations across Europe from Lisbon, through Glasgow, Paris, Warsaw, and Zagreb to Sofia, teaching young people not only about the EU but also taking initiative and responsibility, building relations for their organizations, standing up for their cause and standing up for their team members. MEUS has also created a community of alumni. Each year we get multiple candidates per spot, which means that we have the chance to choose very motivated and committed participants.The excellent participants that we select every year come from various fields: from law and European studies, through economics and public policy, to technical universities. Most of our participants are Bachelor students, yet to choose their MA studies. According to our data, MEUS happens to be an important factor in their choice of a Master’s degree, that adds the policy factor to their interests and influences their university career.
Over the years, we have been cooperating with several universities, such as Université Paris 1 – Sorbonne, the Charles University in Prague and the University of Warsaw.This year we would like to offer you, the University of Tirana, the chance to cooperate with us as well!
What can we offer you?
To become our sponsor and be featured as one of the few official partner universities. You’ll be able to raise the recognizability of your university among our participants, your prospective international students.
You’ll be able to promote MEUS as an invaluable opportunity amongst your current students, letting them know that MEUS 2022 applications are open from 25th July to 22nd August 2022 and that the simulation will take place from 7th to 12th November 2022. Here is the link to apply: https://form.jotform.com/
You could also go the extra mile and grant some scholarships if your own students are selected for MEUS 2022 (150 EUR per person).
A more detailed info sheet about our project can be found attached to this email.
If you are interested in cooperating with us or want to receive more information on the project or call for participants, please respond to this email. I will be happy to answer any questions.