The Final Conference of the XXII season of the Prague Student Summit begins today. Therefore, already for the twenty-second year in a row, Prague is going to host the most active high school students interested in politics, diplomacy or with the will to take part in the surrounding world. The participants can look forward to the Opening Ceremony with many interesting guests as well as to three days of conference negotiations.
The Opening Ceremony will be attended by many distinguished guests, including the Minister of Foreign Affairs Lubomír Zaorálek, the Minister of Defence Martin Stropnický, the Editor-in-chief of the magazine Respekt Erik Tabery or the Chairwoman of the Foundation Beauty of Help Taťána Kuchařová. The students will also be addressed via video by the Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres, who has sent a greeting message to the participants.
After the Opening Ceremony, students will attend a diplomatic reception in the residence of the Mayor of Prague Adriana Krnáčová. In the following days, they will move to the Prague Congress Centre, where they will in their simulated bodies discuss the agenda, for which they have been preparing during prior five preparatory meetings.
YOU CAN SEE THE PROGRAMME OF THE OPENING CEREMONY HERE.
Prague Student Summit is a unique educational project with more than twenty years of tradition. It annually educates more than 300 students of high school and universities about current global issues, using a simulation of negotiations of three key international organizations – the UN, NATO, the EU.
The project ignites an interest in current issues, which influence both the national as well as the international affairs, and in active participation in their solving; it nurtures in participants a will to be actively involved in a civil society, broadens knowledge of the youth about politics, international affairs and security, diplomacy as well as economics, human rights, culture or environment. The project also develops the skills of students in the field of public speaking, negotiating or formal writing.