Model ASEM Conference, Le Havre, France

Co-organized by the Sciences Po Paris Europe-Asia undergraduate programme and the ASEF University Alumni Network (ASEFUAN), the 2009 Model ASEM Youth edition in Le Havre will be a simulation aimed primarily at international high school students with strong interest in the political, economic and social relations between Asia and Europe.


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Call for Participants

Students wishing to participate at a Model ASEM should send their online application form together with a copy of their resume to the Conference team. Delegates to Model ASEM will be drawn from an applicant pool of top high school students from around the world, and participant selection will be based on general academic qualifications and merit.

Prospective participants applying to participate at the 2009 Model ASEM Le Havre should fulfil the following criteria:
Being enrolled as a High School student
Being in their final year (Senior) in November 2009
Nationals from ASEM country
Above-average academic records
Proficiency in English
Demonstrated record of scholarship and leadership in their discipline. Pre-conference Work
After being selected for a delegate to Model ASEM participants will receive a confirmation email from the organisers and are then asked to complete an information package consisting of:

General information of the country represented;
Country’s relation to ASEM;
Country’s official opinion of the discussion topics.
This information package should be around 1000 words, and should be sent prior to the conference to the conference team before the simulation (see Research Guidelines under Resources. Each delegation is also responsible for writing an opening statement of the country they will represent during the simulation (see Opening Statements under Resources).

Participants do have to send their opening statements prior to the conference and should be well prepared to give their opening statement on the first day of the event.

To be eligible for participation, students must meet the Model ASEM selection criteria and apply in teams of two. Only one application needs to be sent by each team. Applicants need to be enrolled at high school and have a demonstrated record of scholarship and leadership in their discipline. Also, students should be proficient in English, which is the official language of the Model ASEM conference. Selection will be based on merit, but due to limited places, priority will be given to students being citizens of the country they are applying from.

Only applications from students who hold a passport of one of the following ASEM member countries will be accepted: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Laos, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mongolia, Myanmar, The Netherlands, Pakistan, The Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, United Kingdom and Vietnam.

A complete application comprises two resumes (one for each of the two team members) and two letters of motivation (or personal statements, one per team member) no longer than 300 words, outlining the applicants’ main reasons for wanting to participate in this year’s Model ASEM and a demonstrated interest in the ASEM process. The application process begins March 16th and ends May 17th. Successful applicants will be informed by early June.

Questions about the application process may be directed to
To apply now, please fill in an online application form.


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