As the President of Yale Model Government Europe 2017 (YMGE), I am very excited to welcome you to a truly amazing conference. This year, our goal is to build on the tradition of conference and organizational excellence that has characterized YMGE since its beginning. As a secretariat we hope to bring our debate, model United Nations conference experience, coursework, and our passion for working with students to build the best YMGE yet! In the past six years, YMGE has worked with delegates from every corner of the world. We started in Prague in 2011 in partnership with the Yale International Relations Organization. In 2013, the conference moved to Budapest, where it will be held again this year. As we've grown and developed, we've maintained the unique crisis structure and exemplary delegate experience that has characterized the conference from the beginning.

YMGE is different. Delegates will navigate an integrated crisis, spanning across all committees at the conference, that will force them to think on their feet and come up with solutions to new challenges in real time. We've updated what it means to be a model government conference, providing an experience that more closely resembles how real governments function and operate. We also offer a more traditional debate experience in our four large committees, which give a more general perspective on different topics in European politics. In addition to the committee experience, YMGE offers delegates ways to interact with the city of Budapest and Hungarian culture, as well as forming bonds with other students around the world. You delegation is welcome to work with our Conference team and organize embassy visits and tours of the city to understand the rich history of Budapest. We also offer workshops led by Yale students and will host a Keynote speaker that all delegates will have the opportunity of speaking with during the conference.

YMGE is an unparalleled educational experience. Delegates will be asked to work hard and challenge both themselves and their perspectives on European politics. The conference will be held this November 23rd- 25th. More information about the conference logistics and committees can be found throughout the website, which will be continually updated over the next year.

Our team hopes to see you in Budapest!


Amanda Taheri

YMGE President 2017