Auckland Model EU 2021

The 2021 Auckland Model EU will simulate discussions taking place at the Council of the European Union, where government ministers from each EU member state meet to discuss, amend and adopt laws and coordinate policies. The ministers have the authority to commit their governments to actions agreed in these meetings.   

The 2021 Auckland Model EU theme:

New Ideas for Climate Change – Is the EU on track for 2030?

Council of the European Union 

Delegates assume the roles of government ministers at the Council of the European Union (sometimes called Council of Ministers) to debate a draft directive focused on climate action. In preparation all delegates will receive an email with their respective role and suggestions on how to research their countries’ position on climate change and the actions proposed in the draft directive. Useful resources and starting points can be found in the Resources section below. 

Event details

When? 8th and 9th May 2021


  • Saturday 8th: 9.00am – 5.00pm + optional evening event 5.00 – 8.00pm
  • Sunday 9th: 9.00am – 3.15pm 

Where? Europe House, AUT, Auckland

Keynote Speaker: EU Ambassador Nina Obermaier 

Optional Event: After the Model EU concludes on Saturday, there will be a documentary screening and a panel Q+A. All Model EU attendees are invited to this evening function along with their families / caregivers

Questions? We'd love to hear from you!