Join MEUM 2017
Applications close Sunday, April 30th
Develop Your Skills
Practice holding speeches, neogiating 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.
Model European Union Mainz will take place from July 5th to 9th 2017. 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 100 Euro includes the simulation itself, board and lodgings at a hostel close to the university as well as a bus ticket. Without accommodation the fee is only 25 Euro.
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.
Our Alumni: Chris Stapelfeldt “For me, the feeling of community was the best part.” Chris Stapelfeld is a student of political science and sociology at Mainz University and a three-time-veteran of MEU Mainz. His journey started, when he first took part in 2014 as part of a seminar at Mainz University. Immediately, he was hooked: Read more about Our Alumni: Chris Stapelfeldt[…]
Introducing: The Venue Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz and the “Alte Mensa“ Discovering the varied and ancient nature of our city begins with the venue we have chosen for MEU Mainz 2017. A mere ten minutes away from Mainz Central Station lies the campus of Mainz University. The history of the institution stretches back to the 15th Read more about Introducing: The Venue[…]
Think you know all there is to know about participating in an EU-Simulation? Could be time for you to find out what it is like to be on the „other side“ of an MEU-Debate and be a part of the chairing-team during the MEU Mainz 2017. Applications are open from now on until April 30th. Read more about Applications for Chairs are open[…]
People who want to participate in the EU-Simulation MEUM from July 5th to July 9th 2017 at the Johannes Gutenberg-University can apply from March 27th to April 30th 2017. Erfahren Sie mehr ÜberApplications for MEUM 2017 start on March 27th
We’re proud to announce the date of MEUM 2017: It will take place from 05th to 9th of July! Stay tuned for more information about our team, the simulation and the application process!
Are you interested in European politics and have you always wanted to attend a huge university event? Do you want to be part of an international team and play a minister’s part? Here is your chance: 2017 will be the eight Model European Union, an EU simulation, where students from all over Europe meet. From July Read more about MEUM 2017: Be part of it![…]