TransConflict is pleased to announce the launch of ‘Model Security’, which provides university students with the opportunity to simulate the internal workings and decision-making processes of major security actors, including NATO, the OSCE, the EU and the UN.
What is Model Security?
In light of current discussions about Serbia’s relations with, and involvement in, various international security bodies, such as NATO, the OSCE, the EU and the UN, TransConflict Serbia has recognized the need to provide a platform for debate on a variety of key security and defence issues. Through a series of interactive exercises simulating the workings and internal decision-making procedures of these respective organisations, participants will have the opportunity to become acquainted with their specific missions, purpose and areas of competence. By focusing on key security and defence issues, particularly in crisis situations, these simulations will provide valuable insights into both the capabilities and constraints that shape the policies of international security actors, plus the forms of co-operation and conflict that increasingly characterize global politics.
The first in a series of planned simulations will be held in April 2011, simulating the decision-making structures and processes of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
The overall objective of Model Security is to create a pool of well-informed students with practical experience in dealing with security- and defence-related issues
Other strategic objectives of Model Security include:
- to strengthen the participants’ communication, negotiation and lobbying skills, allowing them to discuss and develop diplomatic, economic and military cooperation in a variety of simulated crisis situations;
- to improve understanding about the role, function, decision-making process and activities of the main international security organizations;
- to promote simulations as a means of communicating understanding about security and defence issues throughout Serbia;
- to establish an alumni of students interested and engaged in issues related to global defence and security.
Who can apply?
The simulation is open to all Undergraduate and Masters students from throughout Serbia, particularly those with backgrounds in political science, international relations, law, security and economics.
Students of journalism are also encouraged to apply to take part as representatives of international media, reporting on the work of the respective organizations.
How to apply?
If you are interested in participating in the Model Security initiative, please send a copy of your Curriculum Vitae (CV), plus a brief motivational letter (a maximum of 500 words) outlining your reasons for wanting to participate.
Both documents must be submitted in English, the language of the final simulation.
Around sixty participants will be selected on the basis of the following criteria:
- Academic interests
- Professional experience
- Proficiency in English
- Motivations for participation
To request further information about Model Security, please contact TransConflict at – email@example.com
This project is generously supported by: