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Model EU-European Council-European Agenda on Migration

Noam Ebner (Creighton University), Alexandru Balas & Andreas Kotelis (SUNY Cortland)

July 2018


Beginning in 2015, a surge of migration from war-ravaged regions of the Middle East and other areas headed towards Europe. The "European Agenda on Migration" simulation is a multi-party negotiation in which participants – representing EU countries at a meeting of the European Council – must determine the EU’s policy with regards to this mass migration. In doing so, it is up to participants to decide whether they wish to act in a competitive manner, or prefer to use collaborative approaches seeking win-win, integrative solutions for the betterment of the EU. Beyond its focus on migration, this simulation provides a model, and guidelines, for developing simulations on other policy areas such as economics, agriculture, environment or trade.