Empowering Democracy:

A Unique MUN Conference

March 8-10, 2024

The LFAEuroMUN is an opportunity to use the framework of the Model United Nations to discuss issues linked to the theme of Empowering Democracy, and to raise awareness about the challenges to Democracy, especially in the context of the upcoming European Parliamentary elections in 2024.

The conference, organised in partnership with the Jean Monnet House (managed by the European Parliament), is centered around a three-day MUN Conference, with a twist. We would like to create a pre-UN Conference scenario in which the UN delegations of the EU member states come together as a caucus to try to define a common resolution to put forth in subsequent full UN committee debates. The delegations would come from member states in the EU. In keeping with MUN principles, the participants would not represent their home countries.

Committee Topics

  • Tackling democracy in a digitalised world Economic and Social Council
  • Balancing democracy and security Political Committee
  • The question of corruption and the role of business in promoting human rights Human Rights Committee
  • Strengthening democratic governance and democratic institutions Special Committee

Although most of the committee time would be devoted to discussing clauses proposed by the member state delegations, an expert guest speaker will intervene in each committee and present a crisis situation for delegates to debate. This interaction with an expert who has had some real policy-making experience should be a particularly enriching experience for delegates.