US Senate


Starting from its beginnings as the European Coal and Steel Company in 1950 with 6 member states, the European Union (EU) known to the world today currently consists of 27 major states located throughout Europe and represents almost 500 million citizens of Europe. Principal decisions are made from the 7 institutions of the European Union such as the European Parliament, the European Council, and the European Court of Justice. Formed in 1993 by the Maastricht Treaty, the European Union strives to discuss economic, political, and social issues between its countries. OakridgeMUN’s European Union committee welcomes delegates of all experiences to a weekend of spirited and energetic debate! 

Position papers are strongly recommended for this committee, and are mandatory for award consideration.


European Military Reform
Assessing the Relationship Between Russia and the European Union

European Military Reform Background GuideAssessing the Relationship Between Russia & the
European Union Background Guide


Ivan Maykov


Ivan Maykov is a junior at Juanita High School in Kirkland, and is beyond elated to be staffing OakridgeMUN II. Ever since joining his middle school debate team, he has been captivated with international law, diplomacy, and debating impactful topics. After attending his first conference, he immediately became enthralled with the world of MUN. When he is not doing his copious amounts of homework, Ivan is likely competing in DECA, skiing, being confused, debating in JSA, hiking, or writing yet another email. Ivan is excited for an amazing OakridgeMUN II and an astounding European Union experience for delegates!

Taoyi Zhang


Taoyi, a junior at Semiahmoo Secondary, is honoured to serve as the Chair of the European Union at OakridgeMUN II. Though her MUN journey began later than most, she quickly found her passion in the world of debate and diplomacy. Outside of MUN, Taoyi can be found struggling to understand her homework, taking way too many naps, and catching up on Netflix shows. Taoyi wishes all delegates the best of luck and is looking forward to meeting everyone at OakridgeMUN II!

Richard Min


Currently a sophomore from Burnaby North Secondary, Richard is honoured to be your Assistant Director for the European Union at this second iteration of OakridgeMUN. An unlikely candidate for the rules and conformities of MUN, Richard was dragged into the club as a ninth grader after refusing to join. However, ever since his first conference only a day after he knew MUN existed, a passion for its vigorous debate, clashing alliances, and fair share of funny moments has blossomed. Outside of his academic pursuits, you can find Richard improvising preludes on his old piano, simultaneously writing two novels, and contemplating philosophical principles during extensive walks in nature. Richard looks forward to a weekend of profound debate and wishes everyone the best of luck in their careers of intellectual discovery at OakridgeMUN II.

Please email all position papers to by March 11th, 11:59PM PST.