International Summer School and G20 Simulation Exercise 2011 „Security and Stability in the Contemporary Global Order



The International Summer School and G20 Simulation Exercise on “New Worlds New Ideas – Security and Stability in the Contemporary Global Order” took place on 3-8 July at la Fondation Universitaire.

This event was co-organised by TEPSA and University of Cologne within the framework of the projects THESEUS (www.theseus.uni-koeln.de) and MERCURY (www.mercury-fp7.net/). The Summer School started on Sunday July 3rd, 2011 and ended on Wednesday July 6th, 2011. Academic experts from the MERCURY consortium and the broader academic community were invited to share their expertise on the “Security and Stability in the Contemporary Global Order” with the participants.

Preparations of the G20 Simulation Exercise on the topic “New World New Ideas – Security and Stability in the Contemporary
Global Order” have been completed and the Simulation Exercise was kicked-off May 6th, 2011. 25 participants have been recruited from the entire MERCURY consortium and have changed their identities for the sake of the simulation exercise. Eleven delegations currently prepare their position papers for the G20 meeting that is scheduled to take place in Brussels 6-8 July 2011. The delegations were composed of participants from different institutes and hence were required to explore the contemporary negotiation tools in order to communicate and fine tune their positions across borders and greater distances.