How to Make Research
During your academic preparations for Euroforum 2012, while conducting research, try to keep in mind that your primary goal is to represent your country or your MEP (member of the European Parliament) as realistically as possible. To do so, you will need to research three different areas:
In order to being informed about your country and its positions, make your research by trying to answer the questions below:
-What sort of government does your country have?
-What types of ideologies (political, religious or other) influence your country’s government?
-Which domestic issues might influence your country’s foreign policy?
-What are some major events in your country’s history? Why are they important?
-Which ethnicities, religions and languages can be found in your country?
-Where is your country located and how does its geography affect its political relationships?
-Which countries share a border with your country?
-Which countries are considered allies of your country?
-Which countries are considered enemies of your country?
-What are the characteristics of your country’s economy?
-What is your country’s gross domestic product (GDP)? How does this compare to other countries in the world?
-When did your country become a member of the European Union?
-Does your country belong to any HYPERLINK “http://www.unausa.org/links/intlorganizations” intergovernmental organizations such as the UN system, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) or the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)?
-Does your country belong to any trade organizations or agreements such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) or the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)?
In order to being informed about the issues to be debated at the conference, make your research by trying to answer the questions below:
-What is the problem? How does it affect your country?
-What has your country done to combat the problem?
-What are the various “sides” in the debate?
-Which aspects of the issue are most important to your country?
-If your country is not involved with the issue, how can it become involved?
-How will your country shape the debate at the conference?
-What arguments will other countries make?
-How do the positions of other countries affect your country’s position?
-Is there evidence or statistics that might help to back up your country’s position?
In order to being informed about the European Union System, you can make research by using the links below: