Join MEUM 2018
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.
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.
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 Proposals: European Defence Industrial Development Programme The first object on the agenda of Model European Union 2018 will be the regulation on the European Defence Industrial Development Programme, EDIDP for short. Here is a short overview of the what and why you will need to know in order to successfully participate in the debates Read more about Our Proposals: European Defence Industrial Development Programme[…]
Introducing Our Social Programme Wednesday Evening: Rheinhessen Wine Tasting Right after the conclusion of our Opening Ceremony, on the evening of July 18th, we have the first social highlight in store for you! Sponsored by our good friends from Rheinhessenwein e.V. (www.rheinhessen.de) you will get a – or rather several – taste(s) of Read more about Introducing Our Social Programme: Wednesday Evening[…]
Introducing Our Dress Code Looking the Part The way we present ourselves can have an important impact on how we are perceived by the world. MEU Mainz 2018 is no exception: To play the part, we highly advise You to try and dress the part as well. What that means, in short, is that our Read more about Introducing: Our Dress Code[…]
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 2018. 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[…]
Would you like to spend five days in the ancient, beautiful city of Mainz this summer? Do you have several MEUs under your belt and are looking for a new challenge? Do you enjoy telling people what to do and-most important–what NOT to do? Then we invite You to apply in order to become a Read more about Open Call for Chairs and Commissioners[…]
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[…]