Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which still heavily affects our everyday lives, we could not predict our options for a physical conference, this year. Therefore, we have chosen to move the conference to an online environment. This means we cannot offer external schools a physical presence at the conference. Reluctantly, we chose this, as we were excited to organise a physical conference, but we also realise the potential benefits that come with this approach. We hope to accommodate delegates from even farther abroad, that might not be up for an expensive trip to The Netherlands but would consider joining online.
Furthermore, we encourage all participating schools to facilitate a way for the participants to be together during the conference. This way, we might still preserve part of the social aspect of Model United Nations.
LEMUN 2021 will take place from the 5th until the 7th of November. We will publish our Programme of Events as soon as possible, though the flexible nature of this year’s approach means we will likely have to adjust it often.
As it is the first online LEMUN, we cannot predict how many delegates are interested in participating. Therefore, the conference fee will be between €20 and €30, depending on the number of participants.
We cannot offer Community Housing this year.
The Stedelijk Gymnasium Leiden
The Stedelijk Gymnasium Leiden is one of the oldest schools in the Netherlands and the oldest ‘gymnasium’ of the Netherlands, housed in a monumental 1930s building. It is a public grammar school and has several traditions and extra-curricular activities, including a strong MUN tradition.
The City of Leiden
The university city of Leiden has a history that goes back to the moment when the Romans built a castle on the southern bank of the River Rhine. Leiden is full of monuments, museums, pubs and restaurants. Live music is easy to find, and there are several good cinemas.
Leiden is located fifteen minutes by train from Amsterdam Airport and ten minutes from the seat of government and the city of international law, the Hague. Amsterdam, with its beautiful UNESCO-listed canals and many museums is a thirty-minute train ride away.
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