Simulating European Politics

since 2010

Join MEUM 2018

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Develop Your Skills

Practice holding speeches, negotiating with others and drafting legislation as either a Member of the European Parliament or a Minister in the Council of the European Union.

Or sharpen your journalistic skills by reporting braking news, writing profound background-pieces and commenting on the legislative process for MEUM’s own newspaper, ‘The Mercury’.

Mainz Awaits You

Take part in our varied social programme in the ancient city on the banks of the river Rhine.

From a wine tasting on the first day to our very own, famous ‘European Night’ on the last – we have a great many things in store for you to wind down after a day of heated debate. This includes a visit to ‘Mainz Beach’, our tasty Barbecue and a pubcrawl through the winding, narrow streets of the old town.

General information

Model European Union Mainz will take place from July 18th until July 22nd 2018.

You will take part in the five-day simulation with an estimated 100 other participants from Germany, Europe and the entire world in the time-honoured facilities of Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz. The participation fee of 80 Euros includes the simulation itself, board and lodgings at a hostel close to the university as well as a bus ticket and daily lunch at the venue. Without accommodation the fee is only 20 Euro.

About MEUM

Discover Mainz
Come for the politics. Stay for the people.

Model European Union Mainz (MEUM) provides a unique simulation of EU decision-making and politics and takes place annually since 2010. Located on the banks of the river Rhine, Mainz is not only famous for Johannes Gutenberg, but also for its old market place and its vibrant student life with one of Germany’s biggest universities only 10 minutes from the city centre. Each year, MEUM brings together students from all over the world, giving them the opportunity to experience the inner workings of European institutions themselves. While most students who apply have a Political Science/ European Studies or Sociology background, there are no requirements and everyone from every field of study is free to join! During the course of the simulation, participants debate two controversial, real-life legislative proposals drafted by the European Commission and simulate EU law-making by acting as Members of the European Parliament or Members of the Council of the European Union. A special feature are the Journalists who, through press conferences and interviews, cover and analyse debates in a daily newspaper and video footage .

  • A survey by the JGU's department of political science showed, that 66% of participants improved their rhetorical skills at MEUM.

  • In the same survey these students stated, that their english speaking skills improved too.

  • MEUM also encourages you to work together in teams! Search for allies in order to have a bigger impact on the legislative process.

  • Beside these skills one third of our participants also stated that they improved their intercultural competences by challenging cultural differences in order to reach a compromise.