CWMUN Barcelona

Why Barcelona?

Barcelona is one of the most visited cities in the world, both by tourists who travel for pleasure or for business travelers who travel for conferences, meetings or all kinds of exhibitions. Barcelona is a great city that has it all, it has a great location and is has mild climate throughout the year. Barcelona is as the capital of Modernism and you can find many monuments built and designed by famous Antoni Gaudi. The most impressive Gaudi’s works are: the Sagrada Familia, La Pedrera, Casa Batllo and Park Guell. In addition, in Barcelona you also find spectacular gothic Cathedral or the Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar. The city has become a very cosmopolitan city, you can constantly find artistic and cultural exhibitions throughout the city. There are many art galleries and museums in Barcelona like MACBA (Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona), the Picasso Museum, the Miró Foundation. Experience the magic of the dancing fountains at Montjuïc, created back in 1929, this series of magical fountains explode in a spectacular show of dancing fountains, colour and light – and all in time to the music.
CWMUN is willing to offer its students a unique experience full of culture and history where starting to act like real diplomats.

When: April 2016

April is the beginning of summer in Barcelona, so you can expect the weather to get warmer still as the temperatures jump up a notch. The average daytime temperatures are around 17°C (about 62°F) whereas the average minimum temperatures tend to drop down to 8°C (47°F). You can expect some rain in April; however, even when it does rain it shouldn’t last for more than a day. This month is the best for sunbathing, swimming and, above all, CWMUNing!

Conference venue: St. Peter’s School & Parliament of Catalonia

The official venue of the Conference will the prestigious St. Peter’s School, official partner of the CWMUN Barcelona. St. Peter’s School Barcelona is a private International school where students from 18 months to 18 years old are prepared to face the challenges they will meet throughout their lives.

Just one of the goals of CWMUN, The School not only gives the children the academic excellence they need to enter the most prestigious universities around the world, but also are encouraged to become well-informed, independent and open-minded individuals, ready to study, work or live wherever they wish. All students attending the CWMUN Barcelona will be prepared to face the challenges they will meet throughout their lives.

The 1st edition of the Change the World Model UN Barcelona will be opened at the Parliament of Catalonia. It is housed in a building with imposing architecture with a turbulent history dating back to the 18th century, when it was built as a military arsenal for the repressive citadel. It has been the seat of parliament since the reinstatement of democracy and civil liberties. In 1932, the city council granted the parliament permission to hold its sessions in the building, a function it recovered after over 40 years of dictatorship, once democracy gave back the meaning to this elegant space with its contradictory history. Indeed, in April 1980, the building held the first session of the newly established devolved parliament.

Additional information about the Conference will be posted as soon as they become available.

HIGH SCHOOL

General Assembly (GA)

Established in 1945 under the Charter of the United Nations, the General Assembly occupies a central position as the chief deliberative, policymaking and representative organ of the United Nations. Comprising all 193 Members of the United Nations, it provides a unique forum for multilateral discussion of the full spectrum of international issues covered by the Charter. The Assembly has initiated actions — political, economic, humanitarian, social and legal — which have affected the lives of millions of people throughout the world.

Security Council (SC)

Under the Charter, the Security Council has primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security. It has 15 Members, and each Member has one vote. Under the Charter, all Member States are obligated to comply with Council decisions. The Security Council takes the lead in determining the existence of a threat to the peace or act of aggression. It calls upon the parties to a dispute to settle it by peaceful means and recommends methods of adjustment or terms of settlement. In some cases, the Security Council can resort to imposing sanctions or even authorize the use of force to maintain or restore international peace and security.

The Group of Eight (G8)

The G8 refers to the group of eight highly industrialized nations—France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, Japan, the United States, Canada, and Russia—that hold an annual meeting to foster consensus on global issues like economic growth and crisis management, global security, energy, and terrorism. The forum enables presidents and prime ministers, as well as their finance and foreign ministers, to candidly discuss pressing international issues. Its small and static membership, however, excludes emerging powers from important talks concerning the global economy and international security, and as an informal grouping, states have little leverage over other members with which to secure compliance on agreements beyond imposing reputational costs.

Future Security Council (FSC)

The idea behind the Future Security Council is to make the delegates well aware of the risks and problems arising from events that likely in the near future. For this reason, the topics are always carefully selected to convey a sense of authenticity to the work. The composition and the rules of procedure can vary from year to year depending on the indication of the CWMUN International Board.

Historical Security Council (HSC)

The Historical Security Council will function in the same way as the Security Council and most other committees. However, all topics will relate to a particular period of time and delegates will represent the views of their countries during that time period.

Tentative Schedule (please note that this tentative schedule is subjected to future change if necessary)

Friday, April 28, 2017 – St. Peter’s School

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm   CWMUN Barcelona Opening Ceremony
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm    CWMUN Meet and greet

Saturday, April 29, 2017 – St. Peter’s School

9:00 am –1:30 pm     Committee Session I
12:00 pm – 1.00 pm    Faculty Meeting
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm     Lunch break @ St. Peter’s School
3:00 pm – 7:00 pm     Committee Session II

Sunday, April 30, 2017 – St. Peter’s School

9:00 am – 12:30 pm    Committee Session III
11.30 am – 12.30 pm   Faculty Meeting
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm   BBQ Lunch Break @ St. Peter’s School

Select your package

Are you already thinking about registering your group to Change the World Model UN Barcelona or attend on your own? Don’t blow your chance and block your slot(s) for our next Conference! Change the World Model UN is open to High School delegations. Don’t miss your opportunity to experience the Model United Nations spirit by defending your country’s interests in challenging debates with people from all over the world!

Costs mentioned below are referred to High School delegations.

BASIC INDIVIDUAL/GROUP

BASIC PACKAGE includes:

  • CWMUN Training Material
  • CWMUN Barcelona 2017 Registration Fees
  • Access to St. Peter’s School Conference rooms and facilities
  • Conference days lunch and coffee breaks
  • Official Certificate

PREMIUM SHORT STAY

April 28th, May 1st

SHORT STAY PACKAGE includes:

  • CWMUN Training Material
  • CWMUN Barcelona 2017 Registration Fees
  • Access to St. Peter’s School Conference rooms and facilities
  • Conference days lunch and coffee breaks
  • Official Certificate
  • b/b accommodation for 3 days and 2 nights in a 3* Hotel in Barcelona (Accommodation available: Double bed rooms)
  • Round-trip private bus Hotel/Conference Venue

PREMIUM EXTENDED STAY

April 25th , May 1st

EXTENDED STAY PACKAGE includes:

  • CWMUN Training Material
  • CWMUN Barcelona 2017 Registration Fees
  • Access to St. Peter’s School Confernce rooms and facilities
  • Conference days lunch and coffee breaks
  • Official Certificate
  • b/b accommodation for 7 days and 6 nights in a 3* Hotel in Barcelona (Accommodation available: triple bed rooms)
  • Round-trip private bus Hotel/Conference Venue

Special Financial Aid

If you are a teacher, an advisor or a MUN Club coordinator and want to bring your students to the conference and don’t have enough fund to bring them all, we got you covered! Email the Secretariat and tell them more about you and your group and how many students you would like to involve. Special blocks are reserved to MUN Clubs around the world, email us if you want to learn more.

Refund Policy

Due to unexpected reasons, you cannot take part to the Conference anymore? Not a problem! The CWMUN Staff will take care of your financial situation immediately. You can have up to 60% of your money back. If you are not familiar with a Model UN system or you just have questions about financial policy you can count on our CWMUN STAFF or Secretariat to make sure the CWMUN meets your needs before applying to the Conference. For any financial issues or questions, please contact us.

Please note: Refunds can be submitted within JANUARY 15, no exceptions. CWMUN Fees are not refundable.

How to reach St. Peter’s School

CWMUN Private Transfer
By Taxi is without doubt the fastest way to leave Barcelona Airport but not necessarily the fastest way to get to your destination. Barcelona, is a big modern city and has so much traffic that sometimes it can drive you nuts. The taxi station central is just in the exit of the terminals. However, CWMUN is happy to help you to organize your trip and offer its assistance when planning your arrival/departure. Private bus services are available upon request. Minimum number of passengers: 20

Otherwise, there are a few ways you can get from Barcelona Airport to conference venue (or the city center), let’s have a look at them so you can go by:

Public transport

The subway or “metro” connects both terminals of the Airport with Barcelona underground network since February 2016. The line is called L9 Sud. There are stops at T1 (inside the building) and T2 (outside the building, next to train station), in both cases subway signs are clearly visible to not locals. The L9 Sud runs directly from Barcelona Airport to the South Entrance at Fira Gran Via. For more information, please check the map of Barcelona city public transport. Download your Map on your Smartphone or check online. Sometimes they are free. Please note: Bus routes are not included in the subway map.

Buses: H4 – 63 -78 – 68 – 75 – 113
Metro: L3 (from Sants Estation and the City Center) L9 (from Airport) + bus 75

Aerobús to city center

Aerobús is the fastest way to reach Barcelona city Centre with public transport. Two lines connect T1 and T2 with Plaça Catalunya.
Price single ride: 5, 90 Euro.
Main stops: Plaça de Catalunya, Sepúlveda-urgell, Plaça d’Espanya, Airport T1 and T2.

Taxi

All Taxis Stops are located in front of Terminals 1 and 2. Average rates are:
24€ Plaça Espanya
27€ Plaça Catalunya
30€ Sagrada Familia
43€ Sant Cugat del Vallès

Visa Requirements

Depending on the purpose of your travel to Spain, there are different types of visas that will apply to the occasion. Whether you are planning to go on a visit, you will have to apply for a different Schengen Visa, accordingly. General required documents for a Spain Visa Application:

  • Make sure to download and fill up the application form available online.
  • 2 photos must be attached; the photo should be of passport format – a recent whole-face capture with a light background.
  • A copy of your return-ticket reservation. We do encourage you to plan your trip in advance as well as take care of all valid documents to enter Spain. It is not recommended to purchase your flight tickets before obtaining the visa – if not otherwise required.
  • Travel medical insurance confirmation of minimum 30,000€ coverage within Spain and the entire Schengen area.
  • A cover letter stating the purpose of visit to Spain (your itinerary can be requested).
  • Hotel and flight ticket reservations (if applicable).

More information are also available here: http://www.schengenvisainfo.com/spain-visa/

Letter of invitation

CWMUN is more than happy to assist you while getting a Visa offering help or writing your letter of invitation. However, writing a letter of invitation does not guarantee you are getting a Visa. CWMUN will not interfere with any Embassy or Consulate decisions or contact them on behalf on any person. Before planning your trip, please contact your local authorities for further information on how to get your Visa successfully.

If you need a letter, please email us and submit your passport information. A copy of your passport is mandatory to get your letter. A CWMUN Staff Member will get back to you with additional information in no time.

The information stated above is only a guide. Some visa offices may ask for administrative fees. Make sure to have all info at your end before submitting your request.

APPLY NOW!

Deadline February 28th

400 students
April 28-30, 2017
Parliament of Catalonia
St. Peter School
High School only

CONFERENCE MATERIAL