Prof. Ingrid Shikova
The objective of the simulation is to take students close to the practice of negotiations and decision making process in the European Union. The simulation methodology comprises preparatory lectures, readings, writing of position papers, simulation exercise. The simulation will present the EU as a negotiation system, the main actors: institutions, lobbies, public opinion, the EU negotiation culture etc. The topic of the simulation game is decided every academic year according to the recent developments at the EU. This simulation will help students to:
– gain an intellectual understanding of negotiators’ behavior and of the central concepts in negotiations as they apply in the European Union institutional context;
– improve their ability to analyze the negotiation situation and learn how to develop a toolkit of useful negotiation skills, strategies, and approaches adapted to work in the European institutional context.