CWMUN Rome

Why Rome?

From world-famous attractions, architecture, history, and culture, climate, friendly people, there are many different factors that make a city as great as Rome. Come take part in CWMUN Rome and visit Italy with us because there is no other place that holds the beginning of life like Rome.
The city standing on seven hills by the Tiber River is a discovery of monuments among some of the most beautiful architectures and creations in the world. From the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Trevi Fountain, Vatican City, Sistine Chapel, and Saint Peter’s Basilica, every street houses an imperial Roman ruin. The people of Rome, including ancient gladiators, powerful emperors, and influential religious leaders, have shaped world history for 2,000 years and counting. When you’ll walk the streets of Rome, you will be filled with wanderlust. Known as La Città Eterna, everything done in Rome is accomplished in an endless, epic manner. Rome offers 2000 years of continuous history in a surprisingly compact center. As students or teachers, you will keep your eyes wide open and the pictures aplenty to never forget you will learn in Italy.

When: February 2-4, 2017

It may be a little unpredictable, but Italian climate makes it one of the best countries to visit anytime. Come with us and discover everything you need to know about the CWMUN in Rome. Spring weather can arrive as early as March and be lovely and warm without being wintery.

Conference venues: European University of Rome

The 5th edition of the Change the World Model UN 2017 will be opened at […], while the conference will take place at the European University of Rome.

The European University of Rome has built its campus according to modern architectural criteria, without barriers, in the countryside with lots of space to live and share: study areas, library, leisure areas, cafeteria, classrooms available for students even when there are no classes. A campus to be lived throughout the day. The teaching and administrative staff are always available to provide fast answers and avoid unnecessary waiting. The seat is equipped with plenty of free parking and is easily reached by public transport (10 minutes by train from Saint Peter’s). Furthermore, fast and free WiFi is available in every environment, in order to share knowledge and university life. Security and control are an important focus point for the University management; a surveillance dedicated service is available 24 hours on 24.

Hotel: Cicerone 4* Hotel

The Hotel Cicerone Rome, on a street of the same name, lies in the heart of Rome’s exclusive Prati district a popular area for the city’s well to do. Close to attractions like Castel St Angelo and the Vatican this Four Star Hotel in Rome also offers excellent access to prime shopping areas and some fantastic bars and restaurants. A short walk across the river carries one into the medieval heart of Rome allowing access to Piazza del Popolo and the exclusive shopping areas around the Spanish steps to the east; and to the south Piazza Navona, the Pantheon and many other fountains, churches, Piazzas and museums.

HIGH SCHOOL

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) – “The refugee and migrant crisis in the mediterranean”

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is mandated to protect and support refugees at the request of a government or the UN itself and assists in their voluntary repatriation, local integration or resettlement to a third country. Besides UNHCR ensures respect for the rights of people fleeing war and persecution and to find lasting solutions to their plight. Its headquarters are in Geneva, Switzerland and is a member of the United Nations Development Group. Since 1951 the agency has helped over 50 million refugees to restart their lives. Twice-awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, it cares for more than 20 million of the world’s most vulnerable people in 116 countries, ensuring that they are protected and have access to food, shelter, clean water, medical care and education.

Historical Security Council (HSC) – “The situation in Darfur”

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.

UNIVERSITY

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

An intergovernmental organization, FAO has 194 Member Nations, two associate members and one member organization, the European Union. Its employees come from various cultural backgrounds and are experts in the multiple fields of activity FAO engages in. FAO’s staff capacity allows it to support improved governance inter alia, generate, develop and adapt existing tools and guidelines and provide targeted governance support as a resource to country and regional level FAO offices. Headquartered in Rome, Italy, FAO is present in over 130 countries.

FAO Agenda:

  1. CSA: Climate-Smart Agriculture. Agricultural strategies to ensure sustainable food security under climate change
  2. Sustainable food and Agriculture: Improving efficiency in the use of resources;
  3. Technical Cooperation Programme (TCP). Support to development efforts and to provide emergency and rehabilitation assistance in cases of crisis.

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.

SC Agenda:

  1. The refugee crisis in the Mediterranean;
  2. The connection between terrorist groups and illicit immigration trade;
  3. The situation in Aleppo.

Conference Schedule

Thursday, February 2nd , 2017

8:00 am – 10:00 am      Hotel check-in (only premium package)
10:00 am – 11:00 pm   Italian Parliament entrance procedures – [Via di Campo Marzio, 14 – Rome]
10:00 am – 12:30 pm  CWMUN Opening Ceremony @ Italian Parliament [Sala dei Gruppi Parlamentari – Montecitorio]
12:30 pm – 1:45 pm    Lunch Break
1:45 pm   Bus Transfer pick-up for European University Campus [Piazza dei Tribunali – Rome]
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm    Conference check-in
2:15 pm – 7:00 pm      Committee Session I (all committees) [European University of Rome]

Friday, February 3rd, 2017 – European University of Rome

9:00 am – 1.00 pm    Committee Session II (FAO)
8:30 am – 1.15 pm    Committee Session II (Historical SC & SC University)
8:30 am – 1.00 pm    Committee Session II (UNHCR)
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm     Lunch break (FAO)
1:15 pm – 2:45 pm     Lunch break (Historical SC & SC University)
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm     Lunch break (UNHCR)
2:30 pm – 7:00 pm     Committee Session III (FAO)
2:45 pm – 7:00 pm     Committee Session III (Historical SC & SC University)
3:00 pm – 7:00 pm     Committee Session III (UNHCR)

Saturday, February 4th, 2017 – European University of Rome

8:00 am –11:30 am     Committee Session IV (all committees)
10:00 am – 11:00 am   Faculty Meeting
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm    CWMUN Closing Ceremony
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm   CWMUN Social Lunch

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

Select your package

Are you already thinking about registering your group to Change the World Model UN Rome 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 the same for High School and University delegations.

BASIC INDIVIDUAL/GROUP

BASIC PACKAGE includes:

  • CWMUN Training Material
  • Opening Ceremony PASS
  • CWMUN Rome Certificate
  • Registration Fees CWMUN Rome 2017

PREMIUM SHORT STAY

February, 2nd to 5th

SHORT STAY PACKAGE includes:

  • CWMUN Training Material
  • o/b accommodation for 4 days and 3 nights at the Cicerone Hotel in Rome
  •  Opening Ceremony PASS
  • Registration Fees CWMUN Rome 2017
  • CWMUN Rome Certificate

PREMIUM EXTENDED STAY

February, 2nd to 8th

EXTENDED STAY PACKAGE includes:

  • CWMUN Training Material
  • o/b accommodation for 7 days and 6 nights at the Cicerone Hotel in Rome
  • Opening Ceremony PASS
  • Registration Fees CWMUN Rome 2017
  • CWMUN Rome Certificate
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About your stay at the Cicerone hotel in Rome

All students (PREMIUM guests only) will be accommodated in triple-bed rooms (up to 3 guests, same gender, per room) at the Cicerone Hotel. Advisors will be accommodated in double rooms. We do have a limited number of double and single rooms for advisors or students’ special requests. If you have any do not hesitate to let us know, we will try to welcome any request upon registrations. First come, first served.

All delegations not staying at the Conference Hotel venue will be responsible of their own ground transportation to the Conference Venue. NO meals are included in the rates listed above. LATE REGISTRATIONS will be rolling until full capacity is reached.

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 OCTOBER 15, no exceptions. CWMUN Fees are not refundable.

How to reach the European University of Rome

Train
From Termini Station, every hour (at the 39th minute) there’s a train from Rome Termini to Civitavecchia. The train makes several stops: Tuscolana, Ostiense, Trastevere, San Pietro and Rome Aurelia. Get off at Roma Aurelia and exit the subway to the Via Aurelia Station. Turn right on the uphill Via degli Andosilla, and then Via dei del Balzo, up to the street number 12. Follow the path. After the descent, on your right there’s the porch with the entrance and the concierge.For more information about train times check Trenitalia’s website

Bus Atac
Atac 892 from Via Baldo degli Ubaldi (Metro A Baldo degli Ubaldi) direction Via Aldobrandeschi (end).
Atac 247 from Via Cipro (end Metro A Cipro) direction Aurelia station (end).
Get off at Aurelia station, go through the underpass and exit on the side of Via della Stazione Aurelia. To the right, up the hill and then Via dei del Balzo, up to the street number 12. Follow the path. After the descent, on your right there’s the porch with the entrance and concierge. For more information about bus timetables check ATAC’s website.

Car
By Rome’s Circular Highway: Exit 1 Aurelia, direction Vatican City / Rome Center. Take the 2nd ramp to make a U-turn and, arrived on the ramp, turn right to Via di Villa Troili. Proceed and keep right until Via Aldobrandeschi. The entrance to the University is at number 190, on the right.
From the center of Rome (Piazza Irnerio): go straight on the Via Aurelia, direction outside Rome and pass the Total gas station on the right. Soon after getting on the overpass make a U-turn and go back towards the center, turn right in Via di Villa Troili. Proceed and keep right until Via Aldobrandeschi 190.

Visas

EU citizens do not need a visa to enter Italy. Nationals of some other countries, including Australia, Canada, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland and the USA, do not need a visa for stays of up to 90 days. Italy is one of the 15 signatories of the Schengen Convention, an agreement whereby participating countries abolished customs checks at common borders. The standard tourist visa for non-European visitors to a Schengen country is valid for 90 days; for more information see the official website. You must apply for it in your country of residence and you cannot apply for more than two in any 12-month period. They are not renewable inside Italy. Please double-check with your Italian Embassy or Consulate before booking your flights.

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.

This information 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 November 30th

400 students
February 2-4, 2017
European University of Rome
Cicerone Hotel 4*
High School and University

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