We will have materials on each country's unique positions on the topics for this event. These will be made available directly to participating schools when country assignments are made.
Look to these resources for general information on the European Union and AccessEU, the event sponsor.
- What is the Council of the European Union?
- Listing of E.U. Members
- Council of the European Union
- Confirguration of the Council
- Role and Policies of the Council
This event simulates a meeting of the Council of the European Union. As such, delegates and staff will follow the Council's voting procedures. The Council usually operates on the basis of consensus, but votes when necessary according to a Qualified Majority Voting system, in which each country has votes roughly proportional to population, in which smaller countries are overrepresented. Here is additional information regarding voting: