EuroMUN 2022

European Model United Nations

  • Maastricht, Netherlands
  • Grote Gracht 90-92
  • May 05 - May 08, 2022
  • 200 Delegates
  • €120.00 Fee
  • Delegate Applications
    25 Feb 2022 - 27 Apr 2022
  • Chair Applications
    04 May 2022 - 06 May 2022

Learning from the Past, Constructing our Future

Since its first edition in 2008, EuroMUN has become one of the most prestigious MUN conferences in Continental Europe. 


In the previous years, the conference has hosted up to 400 delegates from over 67 different countries, is subject to 380 days of careful planning by 40 organisers, building upon 12 years of experience and, finally, provides participants with four days filled with debate and networking events.

EuroMUN has established itself as a conference of academic excellence through high-quality debates on the most relevant topics.


The conference hosts around 12 committees such as the United Nations Security Council, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, European Parliament and Crisis, thus covering a wide range of prevailing topics. 


The committees are divided into four levels of difficulty, ensuring all delegates have an opportunity to challenge and improve themselves through our debate.


Contact:

For any questions, refer to the FAQ section of our website and to the terms and conditions for EuroMUN 2022, or reach out to us via email (euromuninfo@myunsa.org) or WhatsApp (+31684863216). 

 


Rating

4.12 out of 5

Top Rated MUN

This is a Top Rated series of conferences - it has consistently been rated with 4 or more stars!

Other Editions

2020 4.19
2019 3.96
2018 3.84
2017 3.95
2016 4.01
2015 4.31
2014 4.6

Organizers

Julia Stölben
Under-Secretary-General Registrations & Logistics

Olivia Lindell
Deputy Secretary-General

Maria Elena Tsitsiloni
Secretary-General & Conference Manager


Country Matrix
Committees
World Health Organization (Beginner)
World Health Organization (Beginner)

Topics

  • The Opioid Crisis 70% of 500,000 global drug-related deaths are caused by opioids, and this number is only increasing annually. As a result, the wellbeing, safety, and public health of humanity are continuously threatened. More than 90% of people who would need them do not have access to existing treatments that reduce opioid dependency and by extension their risk of overdose. Furthermore, death by opioid overdose is preventable with the use of the drug Naloxone. Naloxone can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose when used on time. Despite this, Naloxone is not made widely publicly available, further increasing the risk of death. On the flip side, 83% of the world’s population do not have access to controlled medication for pain treatment at all, including Opioids. How do we ensure that people get access to appropriate medicine for their treatment while avoiding addiction, negative health effects, and death by opioids? Additionally, how can these same adverse health effects be avoided by those who consume opioids illegally?
Human Rights Council (Beginner)
Human Rights Council (Beginner)

Topics

  • Ensuring the Rights of Refugees - The Poland-Belarus Border Crisis The selected topic for the Human Right Council for this year’s EuroMUN is “Ensuring Rights of Refugees: the Poland-Belarus Border Crisis”. In our modern society and over the last decades in particular, refugees’ rights have become a crucial issue. Human rights are and should be universally applicable; refugees are often a more vulnerable and exposed group: ensuring the application and the protection of their fundamental rights is essential. Since August 2021, thousands of refugees have been stranded between the Belarusian and Polish border, unable to cross and exposed to cold and hunger with only limited access to supplies. This has caused instability, tensions and a full-blown humanitarian crisis. Moreover, the deterioration of EU-Belarus relations has brought many third countries to be directly and indirectly involved: the US and Canada supporting the former, Russia and Turkey supporting the latter. It is clear how this recent crisis along the Poland-Belarus Border is, once again, bringing under the spotlight the urgent matter of ensuring refugees’ rights. Hence, the Human Rights Council Committee has decided to address it as the main topic of discussion for this year’s conference.
Economic and Social Council (Beginner)
Economic and Social Council (Beginner)

Topics

  • Sustainable Development in the Global Economic System In this years’ EuroMUN, the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) will discuss the topic "Sustainable Development in the Global Economic System". In this current day and age, the topic is undoubtedly one of the biggest tasks the committee faces. The topic will emphasize the economic aspects of sustainable development, especially in the design of global economic systems. It will encompass the structural transformation of the global financial system. In particular, the lack of institutional & economic infrastructure in developing countries will be addressed in order to enable more versatile economic opportunities, whether it be access to credit, insurance, savings, or social security. Of course, it is almost impossible to discuss economic matters without touching upon the rise of cryptocurrency and the impact its use has on not only the global financial regulatory environment but also the sustainable development of our societies. Its transformation sheds light on one of the many pressing topics of sustainable development and gives an open-ended dialogue on the future development of global economic & societal infrastructures.
Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (Intermediate)
Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (Intermediate)

Topics

  • Privatization of Space The Committee on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) has contributed considerably in preserving stability in outer space cooperation between states. However, there has also been a serious lack of action thus far on the challenges brought by the emerging private space industry. These private actors, including companies such as Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin, are traditionally considered to be part of the military-industrial complex and therefore raise an issue on the “peaceful” aspect of the structuring and moderating role performed by the committee on behalf of the United Nations. International cooperation research projects such as the launch of the James Webb Telescope in December 2021, reiterate how crucial partnerships with private actors are to the aerospace sector, since these provide both technology and funds for the missions. Within a century mankind went from discovering avionics to landing humans on the moon. Let us learn from that shared past to construct a sustainable future in outer space.
Council of the European Union (Intermediate)
Council of the European Union (Intermediate)

Topics

  • A Social Union In light of the 30th anniversary of the Maastricht Treaty it was proposed to have a topic focused on the advancements of the Treaty itself and how they could be developed further to reflect the current needs of the Union. Europe has already become more than a simple economic union. In order to strengthen Europe’s social market economy further and deliver on Europe’s promise of a sustainable and inclusive growth model, the European community must now advance its agenda on social rights and protection of workers. The main goal is to make good on the promise of shared prosperity. This is also the premise of the European Pillar of Social Rights proclaimed by the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission in 2017. A strong Social Europe is about people and their well-being. Europe is home to the most equal societies in the world, the highest standards in working conditions, and broad social protection. Competitive sustainability is at the heart of Europe’s social market economy, striving for a sustainable and inclusive growth model that delivers the best for people and the planet. Europe’s social and economic resilience too rests on this unique model. The main focus of the Trilogue will be to build a framework for a common minimum wage, a universal basic income and improving working conditions in the GIG economy.
European Parliament (Intermediate)
European Parliament (Intermediate)

Topics

  • A Social Union In light of the 30th anniversary of the Maastricht Treaty it was proposed to have a topic focused on the advancements of the Treaty itself and how they could be developed further to reflect the current needs of the Union. Europe has already become more than a simple economic union. In order to strengthen Europe’s social market economy further and deliver on Europe’s promise of a sustainable and inclusive growth model, the European community must now advance its agenda on social rights and protection of workers. The main goal is to make good on the promise of shared prosperity. This is also the premise of the European Pillar of Social Rights proclaimed by the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission in 2017. A strong Social Europe is about people and their well-being. Europe is home to the most equal societies in the world, the highest standards in working conditions, and broad social protection. Competitive sustainability is at the heart of Europe’s social market economy, striving for a sustainable and inclusive growth model that delivers the best for people and the planet. Europe’s social and economic resilience too rests on this unique model. The main focus of the Trilogue will be to build a framework for a common minimum wage, a universal basic income and improving working conditions in the GIG economy.
European Council (Intermediate)
European Council (Intermediate)

Topics

  • Regulating Big Tech In October 2021, a former head of production at Facebook, now renamed to Meta, published the so-called “Facebook Papers” that revealed the company’s awareness of its negative impact around the world. These documents have shown that the platform not only seriously damages the health of millions of teenagers but has also been used as a means to promote conflicts and spread misinformation. All this is driven by the Facebook algorithm since, despite being extremely harmful, this information increased users’ engagement with the platform. Faced with this situation, countries around the world are beginning to express their concern about the recent rise of Big Tech and the extant lack of regulation. Many European countries are concerned with how these platforms affect their democracies and facilitate organized crime. However, a similarly significant number are unwilling to add any form of red tape to investment. Looking at the opposing political opinions on this matter, the EU needs to establish a common stance to be able to protect its Member States from the current non-regulated nature of Big Tech. This must be done by the heads of state in the European Council, since they need to establish the policy direction that the EU will take on this matter.
UN Security Council (Advanced)
UN Security Council (Advanced)

Topics

  • Political Transition in Sudan Over the last decades, the political situation in Sudan has been affected by several shifts and shakes which made the pillars of the Sudanese social and political community tremble. On the 30th of June 1989 Omar al-Bashir, by means of a coup d’état, established a military regime destined to become a long-lived totalitarian Islamic state. Since then, al-Bashir’s harsh dictatorship set the scene for a civil war which saw the opposing forces from the northern and the southern regions of the country engaging in a bloody conflict. In 2019, a new scenario opened up: in the wake of the protests against the abuses of al-Bashir despotism, a new coup d'état has taken place, ending the Islamic regime and founding a new secular state. Although weak, the hope for a democratic transition, supported by the United Nations Security Council, has emerged. However, the most recent developments have witnessed the establishment of a new military junta which has resulted in further clashes between the armed forces and pro-democracy protesters. The Security Council, taking into account both the unstable situation, internationally and regionally, concerning the Republic of Ethiopia and the region of Darfur, now has to create a strategy to promote peaceful political transition to the benefit of world peace and Sudanese People.
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (Advanced)
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (Advanced)

Topics

  • Testing NATO’s interoperability mechanism in light of the re-emergence of war in Europe The already unstable situation in Eastern Europe is deteriorating since Putin’s Russia began a full-scale invasion of Ukraine on the 24th of February 2022. Plunging the world into a wholly new geopolitical reality, the war drastically increases the urgency for NATO to coordinate in the face of a conventional war. In particular, the use of multiple different weapons systems and disinformation campaigns requires an effort to coordinate the capabilities provided by the armies of the alliance to face this danger, both by reinforcing NATO member states’ defences in the short term and acquiring new capabilities in the long term. A joint response to this re-emerging threat is especially important for the Baltic countries, as they are located close to the war and perceive their national security at risk. Consequently, NATO’s interoperability policy needs to be carried out efficiently. This policy is defined by the alliance as “the ability of allies to join forces, units and/or systems to operate together and to share common doctrine and procedures, each other’s infrastructure, and bases, and to be able to communicate”. This common reaction is essential to ensure a successful response to this threat. Only by demonstrating the strength and unity of the Atlantic alliance can it be possible to transform the powerful resources of its member states into an effective deterring and defending force against aggressors.
Historical Council (Advanced)
Historical Council (Advanced)

Topics

  • Paris Peace Conferences The Paris Peace Conferences were formal meetings of the victorious Allies after the end of World War I to set the peace terms for the defeated Central Powers. Helmed by the leaders of Britain, France, the United States and Italy, they resulted in five treaties that rearranged the maps of Europe and parts of Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands, and also imposed financial penalties. The conference included representatives of 27 different countries and interest groups such as the French suffragettes movement. However, Germany and other defeated nations were not present. The primary areas to be discussed are the question of war guilt, the tally of the resulting reparations, the distribution of mandate territories and the establishment of the League of Nations. Matters such as Wilson’s 14 points, especially the right to self-determination, will also be touched upon. In a time where poorly constructed post-conflict resolutions and transitions from across history are being challenged for their repercussions that persist until today, delegates in this committee will have the opportunity to reflect upon and direct, thanks to the cadence of hindsight, how an optimal Paris Peace Conference could have been more balanced with the agendas of the dominant personalities who conducted it.
Crisis (Advanced)
Crisis (Advanced)

Topics

  • Cuban Missile Crisis Join an exciting crisis at EuroMUN 2022 as we travel back in time to 1962 and simulate a crisis rarely visited in past MUN conferences: the Cuban missile crisis! A US spy plane just photographed ballistic missile facilities in Cuba and the whole world has just entered a frenzy as the already strained tensions between the Soviet Union and the United States turned for the worst. John F. Kennedy, under the high pressure of upcoming elections, needs to decide on how to react. Khrushchev wants to show that his administration is not one to be taken lightly and that the Soviet Union is a force to be reckoned with. In this crisis, delegates will have the opportunity to play individuals in either the American or Soviet cabinet. Everyone should have the same goal: to prevent another World War. But will it work, with each cabinet having a different vision on how? And will the delegates help their cabinet reach that point? Or will they prioritize advancing their own personal goals?
Maastricht Treaty Committee (Expert)
Maastricht Treaty Committee (Expert)

Topics

  • Establishing the European Union Thirty years have passed since twelve European states signed the Maastricht Treaty and turned the European Communities into the European Union. The Member States of the newly shaped Union entered a new stage of European integration and continued pursuing its objective of ending the division of the European continent and ensuring lasting peace. The questions on how the new framework were to be shaped by the reunification of Germany, its incorporation into the European Communities, the interests of France and the United Kingdom, as well as the aim of expanding the competences of the European Commission, meant that the stakes vested in the outcome of the negotiations were high for all involved parties. The Maastricht Treaty Committee will simulate the negotiations leading up to the signing of the Treaty on European Union in 1992. Delegates will face the challenge of setting up a unified institutional framework and shaping the future of Member State cooperation. The tensions inherent to forming the future of European integration set the stage for a captivating and productive debate.

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