EU Strategy and Negotiation Simulation
Full course description
In this project students will learn about international negotiations and how countries plan and seek to achieve their national goals. Success in negotiations is often not about out maneuvering the other party, although that may happen, but rather by applying diplomatic negotiating skills to finding the possibilities for consensus. Success in negotiations is closely associated with having a clear strategy - where possible points of compromise have already been considered, and detailed planning of the various phases of the negotiation. Students will be trained in negotiation skills and the requirements of a complex EU negotiation. They will receive training on writing a position paper where they explain the negotiating position and approaches of a particular country. In the final EU simulation, students will enjoy the challenging experience of participating in an international negotiation.
- To teach students the strategy and negotiation skills required to achieve optimal outcomes in a multilateral setting like the EU.
- To teach students to make a detailed position paper from the perspective of: an EU member state, EU institution, a non EU state.
- Students will acquaint themselves with the negotiating approach of the country, institution they are representing.
- To train students in planning negotiations carefully-deciding on most useful alliances etc.
- Students will participate in a complex negotiation of around 6-8 hours where they will to put into practice what they have learnt.
At least one of the following: COR1003 Contemporary World History, SSC1025 Introduction to Political Science, SSC1009 Introduction to European Integration.