welcome to ymge 2019

Dear Advisors and Delegates,


Welcome to Yale Model Government Europe (YMGE) 2019! My name is Nathalie Bussemaker, and as this year’s President, I am honored to welcome you to the ninth iteration of our conference. For the past eight years, we have remained committed to providing an inspiring, collaborative, and innovative conference to ensure delegates have a rewarding educational experience. This year, we will continue to do so, while also improving on previous years to put forth the best conference yet.

Within committees, YMGE remains dedicated to providing delegates with individualized feedback, with over three quarters of our committees having fewer than twelve delegates. We will also be introducing another creative and challenging integrated crisis spanning all sixteen committees, to make sure that delegates think on their feet to solve and shape issues as they develop. YMGE isn’t just traditional Model United Nations—with our dynamic format and experienced chairs, we aim to provide delegates an exciting and rapidly simulation focused on European politics.

Outside of committees, delegates will get to enjoy our beautiful host city of Lisbon through a variety of activities. In addition to exploring the urban landscape, we will also offer workshops and panels led by our specially selected Yale secretariat members, as well as a delegate dance to promote friendship across boundaries.

YMGE is an unparalleled experience, and I hope that you will join me on this educational journey. Please continue to check our website as it is continually updated, and feel free to reach out to me with any questions. I look forward to seeing you in November.



Nathalie Bussemaker

President, YMGE 2019