1. When and where will Belgrade Model European Union 2016 (BEUM) happen?
BEUM 2016 will take place from the 26th to the 30th October. It will be held in the National Assembly of Republic of Serbia, the Faculty of Diplomacy, Security and Media and other venues that are to be kept as a warm surprise for our participants. We have no doubts that all venues will charm and please our participants.
2. How much is the fee for the conference?
The fee for international participants in total is 180€, covering 5 nights of accommodation in ''Modern Hostel'' and ''Downtown Central'', breakfast, 4 lunches during council sessions and different conference material. It also covers the expert panel discussions, for which we are bringing global experts to discuss Europe in Crisis with. Furthermore, sightseeing of Belgrade, national evening, formal reception and certificate are included in the cost. What makes this edition innovative and different than any other MEU is the opportunity that our participants will have. It is the ''Have Your Say'' element to it, meaning that there will be one entire day devote solely for our delegates to express personal opinions, ideas and concerns to global leading experts. It means that you don't come only to represent a stand of a particular state or party, but you also come here to express personal ideas and personal stands of various issues. That is also included in the cost of the simulation.
3. How many participants will there be at BEUM 2016?
Being the largest MEU conference in the world, BEUM 2016 will continue on bringing more and more global leaders together to work on solving worrisome issues. Thus, this edition will host 300 young, prosperous experts from all over the world and continue the BEUM tradition.
4. How long will the conference last?
The conference will last 5 days, that is from the 26th to the 30th of October.
5. To what airport should I fly to when coming to BEUM?
Flying into BEUM, the optimal airport would be the ''Nikola Tesla Airport'' in Belgrade itself. Should any of our participants or possible participants have any issues or questions as to where to land and how to travel, we will stand at their disposal. Belgrade is also reachable by international buses and trains.
6. What does the agenda look like?
The agenda is, of course, to be kept exclusive to our participants, however we will say that it includes a lot of work, daytime council sessions and sightseeing, a lot of educative workshops and panel discussions. However, keeping in mind that a rest is a necessity, we made sure to plan great socials for our delegates to unwind after all the work. We always say that work is more fruitful if one is relaxed and stress-free, so we want to make sure our delegates have the work at the largest MEU and the fun in one of the best party capitals.
7. What are three MUST SEE places in Belgrade?
One of the oldest fortresses in Europe - Kalemegdan Fortress, conveniently positioned in the very heart of Belgrade, and with it the confluence of Danube and Sava rivers. Also, you should not miss the bohemian quarter Skadarlija with its cozy traditional kafanas (restaurants) with great food and music. Also, the hip district of Savamala that is often compared to the thriving Berlin hipster scene. But BEUM 2016 members will already have the opportunity to visit all of these through our program!
9. What is the application deadline for the conference?
The application deadline is the 15th of September. However, if we end up having a few free places due to post-application drop outs, we will make sure to let everyone know that they can apply in the 2nd round. However, that is unsure and the applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so if you want to secure your seat and preferred position, you should apply asap.
10. How do I learn more about the event?
To learn more about the event, we would suggest checking us out on our web page ( http://www.belgrade-meu.org/ ), following us on Facebook (Belgrade Model EU (BEUM) ) or Instagram, Twitter and even Snapchat under the name ''beumorg''. It is fun to follow us on different platforms, because the content itself is different and the more you check us out on different social media, the more insight you're going to get. Of course, if someone wants to know even more than that they can contact us via any of these pages mentioned.