Asia Pacific Model European Union

The Asia-Pacific Model European Union is a 2-day academic event which aims to enhance students’ knowledge about the European Union, its decision-making processes and its role in different global issues.

APMEU 2017

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The third edition of Asia Pacific Model European Union (APMEU) was successfully held on 13-14 May at the Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU). This year, 18 participants from 7 different universities in the region joined us for the simulation. As a Jean Monnet Project funded by the European Commission, APMEU is jointly organized by European Union Academic Programme Hong Kong of HKBU and National Centre for Research on Europe of University of Canterbury, in association with European Union in Hong Kong and Macao. 

The participating universities are :

  • Hong Kong Baptist University (Hong Kong)
  • University of Macau (Macau)
  • Chulalongkorn University (Thailand)
  • Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)
  • University of Canterbury (New Zealand)
  • Fudan University (China)
  • National Taiwan University (Taiwan)
  • Yonsei University (Korea)

Mr. Alexander Graf Lambsdorff, Vice President of the European Parliament, welcomed the participants in a video-taped remark. He stressed the challenges the EU is facing amid the 60th anniversary of Treaty of Rome, a founding treaty of the European Communities. He also sent his special regards to participants from Hong Kong.

In the conference, roles of 9 EU member states were played, including Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Hungary, Malta, Austria, Sweden, and Greece. The topic for this year’s simulation is the Future of the Europe, based on the ideas put forward in The White Paper 2017: The Future of Europe.

The simulation shed lights on migration policy and counter-terrorism. The majority of the states prioritized the refugee crisis in Europe and put migration issue in their top agenda. The intensity of conversation then escalated after the announcement of a scenario that  the assault on the French president-elect Emmanuel Macron. The Heads of States and foreign ministers contributed to the dialogue in order to seek to enhance the scrutiny and monitoring measures on cyber security within the existing digital single market strategy. Our participants managed to swiftly react to the news with their abundant knowledge in the mechanism of the EU, and eventually reach a consensus.

6 awards were given out to the participants with outstanding performance. The awardees are:

Honorable Recognition:
Italy (YANG Jiawei from Fudan University, Shanghai)

Best Position Paper:
Greece (Laura Antuérpia Francisco Manhiça and SiyinLU from University of Macau)

Best Position Paper Presentation:
Belgium (Michelle LOKE Yook Lin and TEO Jun Yean  from Nanyang Technological University)

Best Individual Delegate:
Hungary (Ashley STUART from University of Canterbury)
Sweden (LI Xinwei from University of Macau)

Best Delegation:
Austria ( NG Yi Lam, Karla and Iverson NG from Hong Kong Baptist University)

Download Set of Conclusions of APMEU 2017


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APMEU 2016

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In 2016, the APMEU was held successfully on 16-17 April in Hong Kong at the Hong Kong Baptist University. 24 participants coming from different Universities in the region gathered right here in HKBU for the APMEU conference simulation. They represented 12 EU member states respectively to discuss the European migrant crisis. It is jointly organized by European Union Academic Programme Hong Kong and European Union Academic Programme Macao, in association with European Union in Hong Kong and Macao.

Five awards were given out to the participants with outstanding performance. The awardees are:

Honorable Recognition:
– France (Thomas Gillman from Canterbury University, New Zealand)
– Greece (LAM Yuen Man, Shirley from Hong Kong Baptist University)

Best Position Paper:
– Hungary (CHEN Sin Yee and HO Wing Ki from the University of Hong Kong)

Best Position Paper Presentation:
– United Kingdom (Lucita NG from the University of Hong Kong)

Best Individual Delegate:
– Denmark (Jose Minguel Nuno de la Rose Ortiz from University of Macau)
– Germany (Joel CHONG Zhi Quan from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

Best Delegation:
– Italy (Nick Wauben and HAN Xiangzhi from University of Macau)

Download Set of Conclusions of APMEU2016


 

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