Blogs related to the beautiful people organizing BratMUN.

Propelled by the shared passion for debate and collective determination to shape a brighter future, a selection of students from all the various programs at Gymnázium Jura Hronca (GJH) have gathered to form the secretariat of a MUN conference. After the initial conception of the values and ideals which are to stand at the very core of Bratislava Model United Nations 2023, the organising team are already tirelessly working around the clock to ensure the smooth framework of the conference. Above all, MUNs are an excellent opportunity to polish leadership, public speaking, and critical thinking skills, all invaluable in the twenty-first century. Venturing to build on the past, honour the legacy of BratMUN, and shape the future, the conference will be an experience taking place this December.

The Secretariat

Behind BratMUN’s return stands the secretariat; a community of individuals determined to persevere the values the conference has represented in the past, and create an environment fostering productive debate and elevated discourse. In what is a historically first integration of students from GJH’s national programs into the secretariat thus far comprised solely of international (IB/MYP) programs, an influx of commitment to excellence and resolve to meet high standards guarantees the exceptionality of the 20th edition of BratMUN. With a larger talent pool, the diversity of skills and world-views in the secretariat ensure that the conference remains thought-provoking, engaging, and truly, an event to remember.


When organising a conference, the at times lengthy process of course has its setbacks, and in many ways each conference is a completely unique experience. While numerous positive lessons can be learned from looking to the past, a concurrent stream of innovative ideas and changes is always needed in order to assure we effectively move forward, drawing on history while building the future. As the end of the year and December, though seemingly out of sight, slowly but surely approach, it is appropriate to go over the details of what to expect from BratMUN 2023.

The application process for this year’s conference happens through Mymun, which helps us simplify the process of applications and processing delegate fees, and provide early means of effective communication before we transition to a different platform. This way, we benefit from a collaborative shared online space for all MUNs across the world and provide you with a more smooth and comfortable delegate experience.
We also managed to get our hands on a new venue. About a 15-minute walk from the previous one and equally well connected by public transit to the rest of the city, it is accessible even from more remote accommodations, and provides you with a direct link to the very centre of Bratislava’s Old Town. The new spaces are another symbol of BratMUN’s rebirth, ready to host delegates for the unforgettable experience that is an MUN conference.
Finally, since the epidemiological situation in 2020 and the subsequent years prevented BratMUN conferences from taking place, a few changes have been made to the communication platforms used by the BratMUN team. Though the official website and Facebook account remain the same, due to technical difficulties, our official Instagram account has been replaced with @bratmun2023.


Our secretariat will continue to update you on any changes or news about the upcoming conference in December through this website, Mymun, and Instagram. In the meantime, go check out the committees we’ve set up on Mymun, and think about which committee you will be applying to once the delegate applications open.

See you at the General Assembly!

~Tatiana Petovská


Like everyone and everything, BratMUN was and is strongly affected by the Covid pandemic. The important question is, what does it mean for You?

Preparations Preparations…

In 2012, some people thought (and hoped) the world would end, so they spent all they’re money, left their jobs and went crazy. It was probably quite unpleasant to see life continue as before even after 2012 ended. This is not our case.

We hope BratMUN will take place and we are doing everything just as we would without any viruses. It is hard to honestly and authentically show the amount of people contributing to this project; the section about our team can help illustrate this.

Similarly, we are also preparing for the pandemic situation regarding all the hygienic standards. We aim to hold a constructive conference, not a Corona-sharing party. And yes, we are firm supporters of face-masks and hand-sanitizer as everyone should be.

This is not correct, do not wear your face-mask like this under any circumstances

Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Worst…

To be honest, it is sometimes difficult to stay motivated. With everything around going to…bad, it is hard to convince yourself AND other people to keep deadlines and spend hours preparing for something that may not even happen.

The positive thing is that we are not alone; the whole team works essentially like a ‘safety-net’ with everyone having good days and bad days while mutually supporting each other (and occasionally arguing and pushing each other the ‘rough’ way).

After all, the whole world is going through this at the same time and unfortunately, we are constantly reminded that we are definitely not the ones suffering the most. Still, hours of motivational rap have been played via my phone in the last months.

This is a completely unrelated image, but it does show us working together and cooperating and it did happen recently so I might as well put it here for illustration

What Does This All Mean?

We cannot change the situation, so we have to learn to live in it. It is hard to say what we will do if…

All we can do is hope, all we need is love (I think). We will keep You informed and do everything so that BratMUN 2020 can take place. It is on a good path and we are all quite hyped.

So, stay positive (in the good way)! We are looking forward to seeing each other soon!

Just before the world was swept into chaos by the Corona, part of our BratMUN team managed a trip to the Antwerps to participate in the local (but international) MUN conference.

The where, how and why

Organized by local university students with participants from around the world (such as us from Slovakia). We were quite impressed by the location, as the conference took place in beautiful university premises.

Our delegation also managed to split among almost all of the committees and the discussions were most fruitful and interesting, with ranging topics and heated debates with skilled participants.

Check out their website:

or their mymun page:

if you are interested.

A whole bunch of determined delegates in amazing scenery.

What it meant for BratMUN

Apart from the conference itself, we were most impressed with the accompanying activities. The Quiz Night, Pub Crawl or the Galabal party were a nice distraction from the exhausting discussions and also an opportunity to get to know other participants in a relaxed atmosphere (and also to find out their actual names apart from their countries).

Inspired by this experience, we would like to implement these ideas into BratMUN 2020. Don’t want to reveal much, but You definitely have stuff to look forward to apart from the usual negotiations…

The Slovak shebang: (From left) our teacher Mr. Kindji, SG Jakub, Sebastián of PR, Martin of Finance, Matúš of PR, DSG Filip, Boris of Web/Design and DSG Lara

How did you represent Slovakia?

Great question. I am most proud to say that in each of the committees we participated, we managed to get rewarded by the Best Delegate award, the Second-Best Delegate award (forgot the precise name, I am very sorry) or both. In Slovak there is saying: „Slovák sa vo svete nestratí. “ A translation would be that for a Slovak person, the world is an oyster 😊.