Arr, welcome aboard of the Simulation 2023!
This year in the weekend of the 2nd ‘till 4th of June we will call out our inner pirate and sail to the Caribbean of the good old days. Put on your best outfit and we’ll see you at the simulation, mate!
The event will take place 2 – 4 June. Start time is Friday evening we’ll end on Sunday. The event will take place in person at the UCU campus in the Newton Hall
Costs are €10,00 at most.
There will be an instructional evening for participants on the 25th of May at Pnyx, Princetonplein 9. Appropriate clothing for the time period or formal attire is encouraged!
Sign up here: https://forms.gle/ivvne7W5nuCWrYQdA
What is a Crisis MUN?
MUN stands for Model United Nations. A MUN conference is in English, so as to create an international atmosphere and be accessible to everyone. Most MUNs have a (historical) crisis committee where cabinet members or delegates have to deal with an ongoing situation that rapidly changes. The main differences with a regular MUN committee is the speed at which you are expected to make decisions, as well as the adversarial element. UCMUN is one large crisis, where several cabinets deal with a large geopolitical situation that requires constant action.
Do I need any prior experience?
No, we will provide all the information you need to successfully participate in your first MUN. As it is a completely different setting, we will also not be adhering to the formal MUN rules. If you are experienced, we will provide you with a more challenging role. We have something for all levels and all wishes.
How historically accurate will this be?
Somewhat. We strive for historical accuracy where possible. However, the fate is in your hands, so any deviation from history is not only possible but even likely. The results of your decisions will be decided by an algorithm so if you play it smart, everyone has an equal chance at winning.
What role am I taking on?
Contrary to standard MUNs, you will not be a delegate of a country to the UN. Your role will be assigned to you by the committee.
How much knowledge am I supposed to have?
No specific knowledge is required. We will provide each participant with background information We encourage everyone to do more research on their own, as information is power and might always come in handy.
Why isn’t my question on here?
Oops, sorry! Feel free to e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.