1. When and where will the MAU Bayreuth 2016 happen?
The MAU Bayreuth Conference takes place from the 21st - 24th April 2016 at the University of Bayreuth in Upper Franconia in Germany.
2. How much is the fee for the program?
Delegates pay a fee of 60 €.
3. How many participants will there be at the MAU Bayreuth?
We have spots for 80 Delegates.
4. How long will the conference last?
The Conference will last 4 days.
5. Is accommodation included in the fee?
The accommodation is not included in the delegate fee; delegates shall arrange an accommodation themselves. We offer a Couch Surfing Service though, where Bayreuther students give delegates a place to sleep, keep you company and show you around the city so you have a chance to get a place to stay for free! Furthermore, we will publish a list of Youth Hostels and Hotels in Bayreuth on our website shortly, to give you an idea where you might want to sleep.
6. To what airport should I fly to when coming MAU Bayreuth?
The nearest airport is Nurnberg. As Nurnberg is a very small airport you could also fly to Munich or Frankfurt. From all three mentioned airports you can reach Bayreuth by train (Bayreuth Main Station/Bayreuth Hauptbahnhof).
7. What does the agenda look like?
After the registration we will conduct a rules of procedure workshop for all delegates. Afterwards the conference will be officially opened. After the opening ceremony you can join our reception and a concert by an African musician. On Friday we will open the Pan-African Parliament (our General Assembly) and afterwards you will start debating in your committees. In the late afternoon you are invited to attend an interesting panel discussion on African integration with guests from different academic backgrounds. On Saturday we will meet in the Pan-African Parliament first and afterwards you will return to your committees. After the last round of debating in the committees, we will meet again in the Pan-African Parliament to discuss, amend and vote for the resolutions that you have adopted in your committees. In the evening we will meet to have a traditional African dinner and afterwards the official conference party will take place. On Sunday you will receive your participation certificate and the best delegates will be rewarded. You will be provided with lunch, dinner as well as coffee and snacks during the whole conference.
8. What are the requirements to participate in the conference?
You have to be a high school, college, graduate student or a postgraduate above 16 years with confident skills in English. A good command of the language, both spoken and written, is sufficient. No certificate is needed to demonstrate your English knowledge. With your registration you confirm that you have sufficient knowledge in English for it to be your working language throughout the conference.
9. What are three MUST SEE places in Bayreuth?
1) Neues Schloss with Hofgarten (Château with Court Gardens), which is only a walk away from the University campus. There are 2 more historical castles in Bayreuth (Eremitage and Fantaisie) you might want to visit!
2) Richard-Wagner-Festspielhaus (Festival Theatre), located on a hill in the northern part of Bayreuth, is the town’s landmark. The opera house was specifically built as a venue for the performance of operas by the 19th-century German composer Richard Wagner.
3) On the weekend the conference opens, there is also the opening of the garden festival and flora exposition (Landesgartenschau) for which the city has been preparing for several years! This event will dominate Bayreuth throughout the whole year so we recommend having a look at the vernal blossom in the spring month April.
10. What is the application deadline for the conference?
The online registration closes on 25th March for Chairs and on 4th April for Delegates.
11. How do I learn more about the conference?
Have a look at our website: Model African Union Bayreuth E.V..