Students from Buenos Aires City take part in a new Model G20 exercise
Today, teachers and students from High School No. 5 “María de los Remedios Escalada de San Martín”, in the city of Buenos Aires, took part in a new Model G20 exercise to experience first-hand the dynamics of the G20.
Organized by the Argentine G20 presidency, Argentina’s Ministry of Education and the National Institute of Youth (INJUVE), and run by civil association MINU, the exercise was attended by Argentine Minister of Education, Alejandro Finocchiaro, and Argentine Secretary of Innovation and Quality in Education, Mercedes Miguel, among other senior officials.
Designed to bring the G20 to classrooms across the country, Model G20 encourages students to simulate major G20 debates, and prepares them for making decisions and building consensus.
Model G20 requires students to study the dynamics of the G20 and work on their interventions for several weeks. On the day of the exercise, the students – acting as sherpas, finance ministers or leaders – discuss about one of the priorities of the G20 this year: the future of work. They study the stance of the country or organization they represent, and agree upon the path to be followed.
The upcoming Model G20 exercises are scheduled on Friday 10 August at High School No. 1 “Teodoro Sánchez de Bustamante” in San Salvador de Jujuy and on Tuesday 14 August at High School “Estados Unidos del Brasil” in Posadas, Misiones.
Press-release at the Argentinian G20 presidency official web-site