The European Union is an economic and political international union currently composed of 28 member states. Founded following World War II, the union’s purpose was to maintain peace between regional powers and to pool resources by trading goods and services. In the aftermath of the recent Brexit referendum, the EU is at a crossroads in its history; it must determine its stance on membership policy and it must reform the system to function independent of Britain.

The EU is designed for intermediate delegates. Although position papers are not required, they are recommended to ensure delegates feel comfortable and prepared for the conference.

Topic 1. European Union Membership/Enlargement

Topic 2. Post-Brexit Reforms

Position papers are required for anyone wishing to be eligible for an award.
Position papers are due Friday, October 27, 2017.

EU Background Guide

Vivian Zhang | Director |

VivianZhang.jpgHi, my name is Vivian and I’m thrilled to be your EU director for VYMUN 2017! Since I entered the MUN and debate world in high school, I have been fascinated by history and global affairs. From Hong Kong to the US, international MUN conferences have given me insight into the world of politics and fun. Outside of the debate room, you could find me playing my cello in orchestra, catching up on the latest episode of Grey’s Anatomy, and making puns in French. I look forward to a fun experience for all! Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions!




Bonita Chang | Chair

model un portrait shootHello, everyone! My name is Bonita and I’m currently a grade 11 student at Shawnigan Lake School. Ever since I was introduced to the world of Model UN in grade 9, I’ve grown to love every aspect of it; from the jitters when speaking in front of a crowd, to the joy of making new friends. I am delighted to be serving as your chair in the European Union this year and I look forward to making this experience unforgettable.




Ryan Quan | Assistant Director

RyanQuanHi, my name is Ryan and this year I’m in grade 11 at WPGA. As this is my first year staffing at VYMUN, I am very delighted to be your assistant director this year and I hope to help you enjoy VYMUN as much as I do. Aside from MUN, I also enjoy playing video games with my friends and reading. See you all at VYMUN!