! THE 2ND CONFERENCE IS HERE !
The Alternative Library - Art Place Leirion is pleased to invite you to the 2ND INTERNATIONAL MODEL UN CONFERENCE LEIRION. The conference will take place at the premises of the Contemporary Hotel Domotel Kastri in Athens, Greece on May 20-22nd, 2022.
LEIRION-MUN is an educational activity that started as an idea in January 2021 and was brought to life last October with the 1st International Conference. For the first time in Greece, the conference managed to bridge the school and university MUN communities, bringing together students from 15 countries around the world, under the auspices of the Ministry of Digital Governance. Our conference was supported by an excellent team of academics and experts from the best universities of Greece and abroad; it was a conference that laid the foundations for a new path in the field of the Model United Nations.
The 2nd Leirion MUN is going to be held under the central theme of “Politics and Ethics in the Digital Space”. In order to emphasize in the Ethics of Human Coexistence in the Digital Age and especially the Ethics of the Politics we will choose for the coming decades, young people are invited to participate in special committees of the UN by practicing the role of diplomats. Taking as a starting point for thought the wise words of Socrates "A life where right or wrong is not examined is not worth living" and bearing in mind Nietzsche's famous saying "Ethics is the most effective mechanism for dragging humanity by the nose”, Leirion invites you to become sun rays. With your ideas, your critical thinking, and the solutions you propose, we are inviting you to illuminate the shadows of humanity. Let us have Socrates as our foundation stone and not be frightened by the oscillation caused by Nietzsche’s words. The power youth have within them and the intention to create a new world is incredible. Let’s not try to fix what the ones before us did wrong: let’s design new paths and everyone will follow...
Before the beginning of the Committee work, students will participate in an interactive Workshop with a Guest Expert upon the topic at hand. Throughout the 3 days of the conference, the young Delegates will be invited to resolve the issue of their committee as a group as well as to face unexpected challenges. Through this process, young people can expand their knowledge upon current crucial issues as well as cultivate their negotiation, public speaking, and critical thinking skills. The research that will be conducted by the selected Committee Presidencies in order to prepare the participants will be supervised by academics and specialists of Secondary and Higher Education.
Let us come together to share our thoughts, our ideas, and propose solutions.
We look forward to welcoming you all in Athens this May!
Anna Pani Kousiori, Conference Director
Niki Paraskevopoulou, Conference Manager
United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC)
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)
United Nations Environmental Agency (UNEA)
United Nations Women (UN Women)
Security Council (SC)
European Court Human Rights (ECHR)
The issue of No Citizenship of Undocumented Children
The Rise of Nationalism in the Western Balkans
Assessing the Sustainability of Circular Economies
Institutional Transition Towards Energy Autonomy
Addressing the Phenomenon of Femicides
The question of applying Artificial Intelligence to Nuclear Stockpiles