The Alternative Library - Art Place Leirion is pleased to invite you to its new educational activity, the 1st International Model United Nations Conference Leirion that will take place in Athens, Greece on October 29-31, 2021.
For the first time in Greece, the conference aims to bridge the school and university MUN communities, under the general theme of Individual Freedoms in the Contemporary Era. In an era where everything is changing, and nothing can be taken for granted any longer. As the challenges for humanity are growing, they become a mirror of where society has come so far. It rests upon us to reflect upon this mirroring, striving to overcome the flaws and cherish the achievements of man and society, in order to decide how to move forward in the future.
During the conference, school and university students will play the role of Diplomats representing their respective countries on committees that are Main Organs of the UN (General Assembly, Economic and Social Council, Security Council, International Court of Justice) as well as special bodies of the Organization (UNESCO, International Labor Organization etc).
The goal of this project is the annual organization of an international conference with original topics, quality research, substantial debate, which will produce results that can constitute applicable guidelines or solutions to social, political and economic issues.
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 collaborate in resolving the issue of their committee 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.
Following an unprecedented year, let us come together to share our thoughts, our ideas, and propose solutions.
We look forward to meeting you all in October!
Anna Pani Kousiori, Conference Director
Niki Paraskevopoulou, Conference Manager
Registrar of the European Court of Human Rights of the Council of Europe
Secretary-General of Telecommunications & Posts at Government of the Hellenic Republic - Ministry of Digital Governance
WHO ARE WE?
Leirion is an alternative library, an art place. It was founded in 2017 with a passion and a vision for books, art and innovative educational methods to be more widely spread and promoted.
Our philosophy is that every individual should have access to quality educational programs as well as discover the book through alternative paths.
Our home is sensitive to social matters such as unaccompanied refugee minors, abused women, abandoned children in maternity hospitals.