Committing to a New EU-Afghan Partnership: Annual Review of the EU-Afghanistan Joint Declaration
In cooperation with the Federal Foreign Office
Application Deadline:1 May 2011
News vom 10.04.2011
COMMITTING TO A NEW EU-AFGHAN PARTNERSHIP
Annual Review of the EU-Afghanistan Joint Declaration
Berlin, 9 - 10 June 2011
On 16 November 2005, two months before the launch of the Afghanistan Compact, the European Union and Afghanistan adopted the EU-Afghanistan Joint Declaration which established a new partnership. Based on increased cooperation between the EU and Afghanistan, the Declaration focuses on a variety of areas such as political and economic governance, justice sector reform, development, human rights and education. Almost six years later, it seems appropriate to conduct a review of the Declaration with the aim of identifying the results and possible shortcomings so far, especially in light of recent developments in Afghanistan. A special focus will therefore be on security, reconstruction, and education.
We invite you to represent one of the Member States of the European Union, the European Commission or the High Representative listed below. In the conference, young Diplomats from Afghanistan will participate representing Afghanistan or a EU Member State. Based on the expertise of the Afghan participants, we envision this conference to be much more than "just" a simulation. The conference will take place at the Federal Foreign Office.
Students from all faculties may apply for participation. For your preparation, we will provide for a comprehensive Background Guide with information on Afghanistan and the European Union as well as negotiation techniques and the Rules of Procedure. There will be two mandatory preparatory meetings on 11 May 2011, 16.15 - 17.45 h, and 2 June 2011 (16-18 h, HS III), where the Delegations will meet and participants are introduced to the topic and the Rules of Procedure. Participants are asked to prepare Position Papers concerning their Delegations’ positions in the conference. Please note that conference language will be English.
It will be possible to get credits (10 ECTS-credits, participants will need to prepare a 12-15 page essay next to the participation in the conference) for the seminar (Schlüsselqualifikationsschein, Fachbereich Rechtswissenschaft). Conference Fee: € 18,- (for preparation and conference material, catering during the conference).
Members of the European Union: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom; as well as the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and the European Commission.
Applications are to be sent until 1 May 2011 to Peggy Wittke (via email only).
Your application should include:
For further information please refer to our Website www.fu-berlin.de/mun or contact: