Founded in 1987, Harvard Model Congress Europe (HMCE) is a government simulation conference run exclusively by undergraduates at Harvard College. The premier US and international government simulation in the world, HMCE empowers students to think critically about government, civic engagement, and leadership.
Through active simulation of debates, caucuses, trials, press conferences, and testimonies, students step into the role of modern legislators, policymakers, diplomats, and more to grapple with 21st century issues affecting our world. By the end of an HMCE conference, students leave empowered with new knowledge and the confidence to become civically engaged in their own communities.Learn More
Led entirely by undergraduates at Harvard College, HMCE is designed to be an accurate simulation of government. Each committee is carefully designed and executed to give delegates the best experience possible.
HMCE encourages delegates to be collaborative in their roles, pushing them to work in caucuses and build networks of support throughout the conference. Our hope is that they leave with both new knowledge and new friends.
HMCE helps delegates build valuable, real-world skills such as public speaking, debate, and policy writing. After the conference, delegates are empowered> to use these hard skills to get involved civically back home.
We are thrilled to announce we will be returning for our 2021 conference. Due to the ongoing pandemic the conference will be hosted virtually. The conference will take place March 13-14, 2021; we encourage you to register today!
The registration period for HMCE 2021 is now open!Register for the Conference