Blogs related to the beautiful people organizing BratMUN.

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: https://www.antwerpmun.be/home

or their mymun page: https://mymun.com/muns/antwerpmun-2020

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 😊.