2017 Committees and Topic Guides

In 2017, YMGE will welcome 350 delegates in 17 committees. YMGE offers three distinct types of committees: National Cabinets, Councils of Ministers, and Specialized Bodies.

National Cabinets

These cabinets are national executive bodies: one committee composed of all ministers from the country, designed to propose, debate, and ratify solutions to a national problem. The cabinets are interdisciplinary in nature, using the perspectives of various minsters to create clear solutions to multifaceted problems.

Click on the topics under the name of the National Cabinet to read the Topic Guide!

THE CABINETS AT YMGE 2017 ARE:

Austria

Topic: Youth Radicalization

Estonia

Topic: Linguistic Minority Rights

France

Topic: The Application of Secular Law: Laïcité in a Changing World

Germany

Topic: Political Extremism on the Rise

Greece

Topic: The Greek Debt Crisis

Hungary

Topic: Minority Rights and Xenophobia

Italy

Topic: The Italian Banking Crisis

Lithuania

Topic: The Question of Nuclear Power

Poland

Topic: Looming Economic Uncertainty

Portugal

Topic: Drug Decriminalization

Sweden

Topic: The Rise of Refugee Gangs

United Kingdom

Topic: Reforming the National Health Service

Councils of Ministers

As in the real-life European Union, when crisis strikes, the ministers in each cabinet reshuffle into their respective Council of Ministers. For instance, when reshuffling, all the different Ministers of Foreign Affairs will leave their national cabinets and convene with each other in the Foreign Affairs Council. The Council of Ministers format allows delegates to address issues from a different angle with a greater level of specificity and depth, putting an emphasis on European cooperation and responsiveness to crisis.

Click on the topics under the name of the Council of Ministers to read the Topic Guide!

THE FOLLOWING COUNCILS OF MINISTERS ARE REPRESENTED AT YMGE 2017:

Culture and Social Affairs

Economic and Financial Affairs

Education and Youth

Employment, Labor Policy, and Consumer Affairs

Environment

Food and Agriculture

Foreign Affairs

Health

Home Affairs

Immigration and Refugees

Justice

Transport, Telecommunications, and Energy

 

Specialized Committees

Specialized committees fall outside the boundaries of the traditional cabinets and parliaments. These committees are either intra-national legislative bodies or powerful international institutions that exert their influence on a global level.

Click on the topics under the name of the Specialized Committee to read the Topic Guide!

THE SPECIALIZED COMMITTEES AT YMGE 2017 ARE:

European Commission

Topic: Negotiating Britain's Exit from the European Union

European Central Bank

Topic 1: Brexit and the Eurozone

Topic 2: The European Debt Crisis

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

Topic 1: The Situation in Ukraine

Topic 2: Macedonia’s Bid for NATO Membership

Congress of Deputies of Spain

Topic 1: Catalonian Independence

Topic 2: Youth Unemployment

Brussels Press Corps

Topic Guide

Like the National Cabinets, the Specialized Committees participate in crisis response, but they will not reshuffle into other committees.