Model NATO Youth Summit is be the largest simulation of the NATO decision-making process in Europe, to be held in Brussels, from the 8th to 13th of July 2012. This first edition’s central theme is the “Political responsibility through leadership, innovation and strategic thinking in the XXIst century”. MoNYS 2012 will bring together 29 delegations, representing 221 participants from both Europe and North America.

As the home to the NATO Headquarters, Brussels will be hosting participants from:

  • Central and Eastern Europe (Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Moldavia, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Ukraine) ;
  • Balkan and Caucasus (Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Serbia, Turkey) ;
  • North Europe and the Baltic states (Denmark, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden) ;
  • Western Europe (Belgium, Italy, France, the Netherlands, United Kingdom) ;
  • North America (Canada, US)
  • 21 Individual application from Africa, Asia, Australia and Latin America.

This project aims to achieve diversity, continuity and sustainability. MoNYS 2012 will take place in the capital city of the European Union, and benefits from the fruitful cooperation with the NATO Headquarters in Brussels and Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB). The conference serves as a platform for young delegates with different backgrounds, to share their ideas and network. During this six-day event, students will have the chance to broaden their views on different political approaches, while getting to know each other’s cultures better.

MoNYS 2012 addresses the topics of smart defence, military capabilities, emerging security, fight against cyber attacks, missile defence shield and partnership action plan with the Caucasus countries. The ultimate goal is to deepen NATO’s decision-making process, while creating a platform for students to enhance their consensus-reaching skills, alongside mastering the art of negotiation. Together we embark on the path towards a more peaceful and tolerant world, where citizens are in search of humankind’s ultimate goals: world peace, global security, economic prosperity, scientific improvements and worldwide literacy.

Contact Details:

Elisabetta Giromini

Head of the HR Department – MoNYS 2012

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