EUROPEAN UNION

Formed in 1993 by the Maastricht Treaty, the European Union is one of the most powerful economic and regional unions in the world. It has 28 member states and many institutions from all over the gubernatorial spectrum, like the European Parliament, the European Court of Justice, and the European Commission. The European Union’s goal is to expand as much as possible, until one day it hopefully includes every European state, while promoting strong economic and political relations between its countries. Its mandate is to pool together the sovereignty of its members, most of which were once global superpowers that have now individually diminished, and create a powerful European confederation with a say in the goings-on of the highest echelons of international politics and diplomacy.

This committee is specifically designed for intermediate and experienced delegates. Position papers, although strongly recommended, are not required. However, delegates who wish to be considered for an award must submit their position papers by Sunday, January 13, 2019, at 23:59 PST. More information about position papers can be found on page 3 of the Background Guide.

Topic A: Disinformation and Cybersecurity (Click to show summary)

Topic B: European Elections (Click to show summary)

Jamin Feng | DIrector

Jamin is currently a junior at St. George’s Senior School and is extremely excited to be directing the European Union at VMUN 2019. Ever since grade 6, Jamin has been in love with Model UN and international relations. Outside of Model UN, Jamin is an avid debater and writer. Other than procrastinating, he enjoys going out with friends, watching an action movie, and sitting down with an exciting book. In the future, Jamin hopes to go into a career that is a mix of law, debate, and diplomacy. Jamin looks forward to the intense debate he will see at VMUN 2019!

Tamerlan Nuhiyev | Chair

A senior attending Port Moody Secondary School, Tamerlan Nuhiyev is honoured and excited to serve as the Chair of the European Union at VMUN 2019. Due to his unrelenting love for learning about history, international law and global affairs, Tamerlan fit right into Model United Nations in his grade 9 year. Through Model United Nations, Tamerlan has grown in both his leadership ability and his knowledge of the world around him. Tamerlan hopes to share this love of global affairs with the delegates who will be delegating in the European Union committee. Besides Model United Nations, Tamerlan also has a passion for cooking, making sure to cook a new challenging dish every week. Tamerlan is confident that both he and all delegates will have an amazing time at VMUN 2019.

Cathy Hu | Assistant Director

Cathy is a Grade 11 student at Fraser Heights Secondary School and is ecstatic to serve as the Assistant Director of the European Union at VMUN 2019. After her reluctant entrance into the world of MUN in late Grade 8, Cathy’s passion for diplomacy has been kindled by the innumerable conferences she has participated in. In her spare time – which is minimal due to her constant struggle in understanding the world of math – Cathy can be found travelling, eating, watching every Netflix and anime show, or indulging in poetry. Cathy is looking forward to meeting everyone and creating an unforgettable weekend together. Best of luck to all delegates!

You can contact the Director at eu@vmun.com with any questions regarding the committee or its debate procedures. Position papers must also be submitted to this address.