The Group of 20 is an international forum comprising the 19 most influential economies and the European Union. It deals with a broad range of issues that have macroeconomic implications, with the goal of improving the policy coordination between the largest players in the global economy. As an informal body by essence, it relies heavily on consensus between its members to achieve its aims and ensure compliance.
In view of that consensus-based approach, the G20 at EuroMUN 2018 will not follow traditional rules of procedures. Instead, we are teaming up with LCM Leuven to design a set of rules rooted in the Consensus-Building Approach, or CBA, an approach to group decision making developed mainly by Richard Susskind. The core idea of CBA is to facilitate active listening and thereby, encouraging consensus, by deconstructing the complex and rigid framework of the traditional Robert’s rules.
Applicants who wish to chair the Group of 20 should have a solid knowledge of the traditional workings of a MUN committee, while being open to the change brought by the implementation of CBA. A keen interest in such innovation is paramount to the functioning of the simulation. Naturally, expertise in macroeconomic policy is also an essential element when chairing the Group of 20.