THE PRESIDENT OF THE BASQUE PARLIAMENT WELCOMES A COMMITTEE FROM MUN BILBAO

Today, the president of the Basque Parliament, Bakartxo Tejeria, welcomed a committee of MUN Bilbao at the headquarters in Vitoria.

The students from Ayalde and Munabe, along with Nicola Dignum the director of MUN Bilbao and Antonio Lopez the director of COAS, the educational group which is promoting this activity, explained to the president the history of MUN, what is involved, the role that students play in the organization of a conference and how MUN Bilbao itself started.

The president was particularly interested in the skills that the students developed whilst organizing this activity. Antonio and Nicola explained to her how interesting it was to have this activity as part of the curriculum as it allowed the students to communicate fluently in English whilst developing skills such as analytic and creative critical thinking, team working, respectful behavior, developing interpersonal relationships at an international level as well as gaining knowledge of different countries and problems.

The students that attended today's meeting were: Cristina Connell, secretary-general of MUN Bilbao, Leyre Tejedor, head of Press/Media and Asier Uría, ambassador of Norway.

The meeting lasted 40 minutes and afterwards, there was a visit to the Parlimentary salon.