Expert Talks

On the second day of Committee Work , the committees had expert talks experts that are specialised in the topics that the committees were tackling. The talks consisted of a presentation from the expert as well as discussions and time for questions. The aim of the talks was to provide the delegates more in-depth knowledge, understanding and new perspectives about the issues. The experts were also able to provide answers to questions that might have arisen in the delegates that were related to the topic or their respective field in the wider scheme.

 

Committees had experts who were specialised in the topics that the committees were tackling. The aim of the talks were to provide more in-depth knowledge and more perspectives about the issues. The experts were also able to provide answers to questions that might have arisen in the delegates that were related to the topic or their respective field in the wider scheme.

 
 

The Experts

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Ms. Sara Bricchi  TRAN

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Dr. Pilar Melara            IMCO I

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Dr. Lenny Koh ENVI

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Dr. Magda Antonioli  TRAN

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Dr. Silvia Scarpa EMPL

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Dr. Lyal S. Sunga LIBE

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Dr. Diego Pagliarulo   SEDE

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Dr. John Young IMCO II

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Mr. Sven Harmeling  DEVE

The Talks according to the  Chairpersons

IMCO I

Our expert brought an interesting perspective to the discussion, since she is a marketing expert. Most of the discussions up until then had been blaming companies, but she told us why that might not be the correct approach. Overall, it was very interesting to have the expert come to us, since it allowed us to broaden our point of view.

- Heleen

IMCO II

In the beginning of the talk the expert explained why finance is important after which he linked it to the importance of trust. The difference between PSD and PSD2 was discussed as well as the advantages and risks of open banking. The expert also asked about the participants' personal opinions on the necessary measures to be taken. The expert talk had plenty of conversation towards the end.

- Melisa

DEVE

In general, at the beginning the expert did an introduction to what he is doing and the topic itself a little, and then he continued on with kind of an open discussion, which was basically the delegates asking him questions and he was asking us some as well. At the end he asked us about the work of the EYP.

- Iva

TRAN

The expert talked about the causes and implications of overtourism, which is the committee's topic. It was very insightful, because she explained certain aspects that we hadn’t considered previously. All the delegates asked relevant questions, and it was very constructive overall.

- Guille Tenney

LIBE

Beginning with his introduction, Lyal S. Sunga made a perfect presentation on domestic violence, its types, dominance, victims and perpetrators. He mentioned how it is handled and analysed in the EU (with the data from European Institute on Gender Equality - EIGE) as well as what actions are currently taken to combat this issue. He gave information about which people are most affected by this serious problem and what are their main problems. During Mr. Sunga's presentation, there was an interactive environment where the delegates didn't hesitate to ask questions, which made it even better. Overall, it was super.

- Çağatay

EMPL

Our expert was Dr Silvia Scarpa, who teaches international law, human rights, and international migration at John Cabot University in Rome. She came to talk to us about the issue of seasonal migrant workers in the EU and their often extremely dire situation. The talk was immensely useful! It was incredible to see to what detail she covered the many different nuances of our topic, and she gave delegates dozens of good ideas for their committee work. As the chairperson, I can really say that her speech had a very large impact on the committee and our resolution. She inspired delegates with her knowledge but also her friendliness and approachability and I would like to thank her for giving the delegates this unique opportunity.

- Johann

ENVI

The expert visit was very informative and interesting.The expert provided a clear overview of the wide scale problem of e-waste and its environmental and health impacts. Then delved deeper into the complexities of how some of the simple solutions are not actually practical to implement.

for example when tackling the use of heavy metals the expert suggested that in many uses alternatives that do not include heavy metal can actually be more harmful for the environment than ones with heavy metals. The expert also suggested that the blame for e-waste cannot be put on one actor, but responsibility falls on the producer, the consumer and waste treatment. And supported the ideas of informing consumers of e-waste impact and supported the ideas of informing consumers of e-waste impact.

- Tomas

SEDE

The SEDE committee was joined by an Italian expert on international relations. After his monologue about the topic, the delegates where able to ask questions and state their opinion. With the topic being the strategic autonomy of Europe, the expert had valuable information about the defence power of Europe and its implications. He also shared useful approaches towards strategic autonomy that could later be used for the Resolution.

- Frederik