Being a student of Moscow State Institute of International Relations I have a chance to take part in many different conferences around the world. I think this is the best privilege of the student’s life which helps us to get new knowledge, experience and, what is a lot more important to me, new friends. Each youth event in my life was special in its own way. There were not only scientific events, but also models UN which introduced me to the MUN’s world, youth cultural festivals in Baku, Azerbaijan or in Siem Reap, Cambodia… That is why it is really hard to name the one that was the most interesting among all.
But probably I could mark as the most important to me the first conference I organized myself. For sure, I had a great team that helped me to make my idea real, but still that was a challenge and an absolutely new experience for me. I always took keen interest in the European Union and EU law and in 2010 me and my 4 groupmates had an idea of a new model – Moscow Students’ International Model EU. Despite the fact that Russia is not part of it we found a lot of youth people who were also interested in this topic and this particular project.
The first Moscow Students’ International Model EU took place in April 2011 and was dedicated to the past and future of the EU. I was a little bit nervous about how it would go as we did a really big job, starting from putting secretariat’s team together and choosing future delegates and ending with organizational moments. But now I am more than sure that it was worth doing all that as those people who participated in the first MIMEU are now my good friends and it is often that we meet in different universities, cities and countries.
What I will never forget is the third day of the MIMEU-2011 which concerned several countries that could join the EU in the near future. There was a student from Croatia who represented his native country. He did it really well and the decision was made by all other delegates that Croatia must get a status of an EU-member. The same decision on the official EU level was made just a couple of months later…
This is just an example of how you can jump into the future and maybe one day change the world. Do not hesitate to use such opportunities! In this regard I invite you to take part in one of the biggest events of 2016 – The Global Indian Model United Nations Conference! Apply now (tgimunc.com/apply/) and change the future with us!