EUROPEAN COUNCIL

Since its first summit which was held in 1961, the European Council has brought together heads of states or government to set the general political direction and priorities of the European Union via conclusions. After its formation, the European Council gained its status as an official EU institution with the Treaty of Lisbon in 2007. In order to address current world problems and directives for future EU actions, the European Council meets at least twice every six months. In 20th of June 2019, the European Council declared a new strategic agenda between the years 2019-2024 to strengthen the Role of the European Union in today’s changing political climate. Following this agenda, two of the most important issues will be addressed.

Firstly, heads of state will tackle the issue of illegal migration, burden-sharing of refugees, and discuss how to create an effective asylum policy. Due to the current waves of illegal migration and refugee crisis’, such as the Syrian refugee crisis, it is of utmost importance for the EU to determine a necessary set of policies to respond to such critical issues. Secondly, in this summit, enhancement of the Economic and Monetary Union will be discussed to further increase the economic integration, internal efficiency and stability of economies of the member states and the European Union as a whole.

Under-Secretary-Generals responsible for the committee: Feyzan GüngörYiğit Sezer (gungor@eurosima.org & sezer@eurosima.org )

Academic Assistant responsible for the committee: Emre Yavuz – yavuz@eurosima.org 

Agenda Item I: Enhancing the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) in the EU towards a further integration

Agenda Item II:  Tackling the issue of illegal migration, burden sharing of refugees, and the creation of an effective asylum policy