What to expect…
Every year, we organize a four-day UN simulation in the heart of Antwerp. Our main aim is to bring ambitious young people together to debate on current global affairs. For this year’s edition we have chosen the following UN councils:
- The Security Council: Cyber security
- Human Rights Council: Indigenous rights
- Economic and Social Council: Energy prices
- General assembly: Food security
Participating in our simulation will provide you with a great opportunity to meet new people and to build an international network. During the coffee breaks there will be plenty of time to get to know your fellow participants and meet like-minded people. Furthermore, we will be organising social events every evening, allowing you to blow off some steam after a day of negotiations. The karaoke night, the quiz night and the gala will ensure memories and friendships which will last a lifetime.
Where to stay…
- Molenbergstraat 2, 2000 Antwerpen
- T +32 36 33 32 73
- E email@example.com
- This hotel is situated in the student quarter and is a 3-minute walk from the university where the conference is held.
Antwerp City Hostel
- Grote Markt, 40, 2000 Antwerp
- T 0032 03 500 50 40
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- Bogaardeplein, 2000 Antwerp
- T +32 (0)3 234 03 14
- E email@example.com
- Distance from University 1.3 km. 16 minutes by feet.
Boomerang Youth hostel
- Lange Leemstraat 95
- T +32(0)3 238 47 82
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- Distance from University 2.0 km. 25 minutes by feet.
Antwerp Backpackers Hostel
- Kattenberg 110, 2140 Borgerhout
- T +32(0)473 57 01 66
- E email@example.com
- Distance from University: 2.5 km. 32 minutes by feet.
Hotel Condo Gardens
- Booking possible via www.tripadvisor.be or www.booking.com
- Address: De Pretstraat 11, 2060 Antwerp
- Located in the neighbourhood ‘’t Eilandje’, surrounded by plenty of restaurants, dance cafés and clubs.
- Duboisstraat 3, 2060 Antwerp
- Booking possible via www.booking.com
- Also located in the neighbourhood ‘’t Eilandje’, surrounded by plenty of restaurants, dance cafés and clubs.
- Meistraat 39, 2000 Antwerp
- Booking possible via www.booking.com
- Located in the Centre of Antwerp, 10 min by feet to the University.
What to see in Antwerp…
Antwerp isn't your typical student city, but a cosmopolitan village with around 500 000 inhabitants and more than 170 nationalities. The city has so much to offer! Whether you love art, history or architecture, there is something for everyone! Here are some of the landmarks that you should not miss…
MAS/ Museum aan de Stroom www.mas.be
Located in the neighbourhood of 't Eilandje, MAS is one of the city's trendiest museums. We recommended climbing to the top of the building to enjoy a stunning panoramic view of the city, for free!
Station Antwerpen Centraal
Antwerp's central station is considered to be one of the most beautiful in the world so make sure to take a look inside!
Groenplaats is located right in the middle of the city centre, lined with cafés and restaurants. A solemn Rubens Statue observes the people who used to be buried in the cathedral, while the poor were laid to rest on the 'green cemetery'; hence the name Groenplaats. Different events, markets or spectacles take place here in different seasons.
The Grote Markt is the main square where the town hall is located. You will spot a statue throwing a giant’s hand in the river. Around the square, there are many cafés and restaurants. Also make sure to take a look in the Cathedral while you are there!
Are you easily moved by a theatre play, inspired by a gripping exhibition or do you prefer being swept off your feet by a contemporary dance performance?
With the Rubenshuis, Letterenhuis Vleeshuis/Klank van de Stad, Mayer Van Den Bergh, the cathedral and many more places where history is key or interesting objects are being archived, there is truly something for everybody!
In their permanent collection, the FOMU (Museum of Photography) takes you back to the very beginning of photography. From Edward Muybridge to William Klein: the museum shows the history of photography from all angles.
MOMU (Modemuseum) en Flanders Fashion Institute www.momu.be
Every year, many fashionistas and fashion students travel to Antwerp to get a glimpse of all the beauty in store in the city's shopping streets, but also to take a look at the gallery of Antwerp's fashion museum, MoMU.
How to get around?
From Brussels airport, the Antwerp-Brussels Airport Express Bus is arguably the most convenient way to get to Antwerp. The bus reaches the centre of Antwerp (Astridplein next to the Central Station) in approximately 45 minutes. Alternatively, you could take a train from the airport to Antwerp Central Station.
Public transport gets you just about everywhere in and around Antwerp. Tram and premetro stops are scattered throughout town, while most buses take you in and out of town and the suburbs. Make sure to check www.delijn.be for up-to-date info on your line and www.slimnaarantwerpen.be if you get around by car.
If you are planning to rent a bike for short or long term you can check out www.swapfiets.be. For only 15 euros you can rent a bike for a whole month.
Velo Bikes might also be a solution for you. Those bikes have bike stations scattered all over Antwerp, where you can drop off and pick up bikes however it suits you. You can go to the website www.velo-antwerpen.be to register and pick the formula that suits you best. (Velos are meant for short distances between stations)
- To receive an invitation letter for visa purposes, first complete your registration fee payment!
- The deadline for visa invitation letters will be the 29th of December.
Human Rights Council
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