Deadline: 20 December 2013
Open to: every undergraduate student fluent in English
Venue: 7-9 February 2014 in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria
The Blagoevgrad International Model United Nations (BLIMUN) is an international, university-level simulation organized by the Model United Nations Club of the American University in Bulgaria.
The AUBG MUN Club holds workshops, invites guest lecturers to the campus of the American University, and prepares other events alike, thus allowing members and participants to meet and develop an appreciation of contemporary problems affecting the lives of today’s global society. The underpinning objective of the work is to promote the values of the United Nations by inspiring students to be responsive to the needs of societies worldwide.
It was recognized by the Student Government of AUBG years ago, and ever since has existed as one of the most active student clubs in Bulgaria. The club organizes political and social debates imitating the procedures of the United Nations Organization, the European Union, and other international organizations. Hence, it strives to raise awareness on important issues of international relations in the AUBG community. The club also seeks national and international recognition from other venerable Model UN organizations. In structural terms, the AUBG Model United Nations Club is organized around an Executive Committee, with the work divided amongst Supporting Bureaus. The main goal of the club is to organize successfully the annual BLIMUN conference.
There will be two UN committees simulated at BLIMUN 2014:
- The Security Council (SC). Topic: Egyptian Crisis.
- The General Assembly. Topic: Eradicating extreme poverty and hunger.
Every enthusiastic, sociable and motivated student is welcome. They only have to be university student and fluent in English. Previous experience in BLIMUN is an advantage, but not a condition.
The participation fee for BLIMUN 2014 is 60 Euro. The fee covers all basic expenses of your stay in Blagoevgrad. Namely:
- Participation at the BLIMUN 2014;
- Accommodation for 3 days (2 nights) in a hotel;
- Meals (two breakfasts, three lunches, two dinners);
- Coffee breaks during sessions;
- Materials needed;
- Workshops and lectures;
Participation fee does not cover travel expenses, visa fees and any other personal expense.
Details for payments will be sent to you in an e-mail after your application have been received and accepted. Please note that in order to secure your place, you must pay the fee during the time designated in the e-mail.
The application deadline is 20 December 2013.
If you are find yourself as a suitable candidate and wish to participate, you can apply by submitting the application form available HERE. Do not forget to attach your CV and send both documents to [email protected]. Please note that there is a determination to keep the standard of the conference high. In the case of fewer applicants than the predicted capacity, the importance that your application meets our standards will again be the main guideline in the selection procedure. Thus the better application you submit, the higher your chances to be admitted.
Selected candidates will be notified by 30 December 2013 or sooner. There will also be a waiting list, thus, if you don’t make it in immediately, don’t be discouraged.
Please submit any questions to the organizers using the Contact Us page HERE.
For further information, please visit the official website HERE.