Please note, MUN Bilbao is only open to schools, and not universities.
Whilst preparing for the conference, Advisors need to bear in mind the following:
Monday, 30th May 2016: Registration for Delegations opens on a first come, first served basis. Registration for Chairs also opens, but applications are taken under consideration so it is not necessarily first come, first served. Registration will close once all places have been filled or on Friday 30th December 2016, whichever is earlier.
Within two weeks of having your registration accepted, registration fees for yourself and your delegates should be paid by bank transfer. The bank account details are:
Account Name: Fundacion URKI
IBAN: ES24 0075 0092 8206 0116 6325
Reference: 'Registration' followed by the 'School Name'
If you need to book flights, this should be done as soon as possible after paying the registration fees. Please inform us if you need any assistance with airport transfers. There is more information at the bottom of this section on how to get to Colegio Ayalde.
If you wish to stay in the accomodation organised by MUN Bilbao, you have the following options available:
24/11/16: THIS HOTEL IS NOW FULLY BOOKED
This 3* hotel is situated in Derio, 5 minutes from the airport and Colegio Ayalde and 10kms from the center of Bilbao. The hotel is providing us with a selection of types of rooms at very reasonable prices.
There are 43 twin rooms (2 single beds) for €58/night/room
There are 16 double rooms (double bed) for €65/night/room
There are 8 triple rooms (3 single beds) for €80/night/room
There are 2 apartments (4 single beds and a kitchen) for €120/night/apartment
All prices include taxes, breakfast, free wifi and free parking and will be maintained for the two days before and the two days after the conference if you wish to stay longer than the three nights of the conference. We do ask that advisors reserving rooms for their individual use book the double rooms to allow maximum capacity for the delegates.
To reserve accommodation at this hotel, please follow their webpage link above and use the booking facility on their homepage. 'llegado' means arrival date, 'numero de noches' means how many nights do you wish to stay, 'adultos' is the number of people you are booking for and in 'codigo', please enter MUNBILBAO2017. After entering the code, you are given the option of which type of rooms you wish to book and to enter your personal details. After entering the credit card details, the amount will be deducted immediately. If at a later date a room needs to be cancelled, the hotel will refund the amount without any charge. However, if a whole group cancels, we cannot guarantee a full refund.
The hotel does have a bar which serves snacks until 11pm and a restaurant. Public transport into Bilbao is available within a 7-minute walk of the hotel. All transfers between the conference and the hotel will be taken care of by ourselves. If you require airport transfers, please let us know and we can arrange this at an additional cost.
24/11/16: there are two double rooms and various beds in the two dorms still available
This hostel is situated in Derio in the same building as the Hotel Seminario, 5 minutes from the airport and Colegio Ayalde and 10kms from the center of Bilbao.
There are 2 single rooms and 2 double rooms and two dorm rooms with bunk beds for 14 and 18 people.
The price is fixed as €20/night/person. This include taxes, breakfast, free wifi and free parking and will be maintained if you wish to stay longer than the three nights of the conference. There is availability for up to 38 people and we have reserved all 38 beds for 26th, 27th and 28th January until further notice. Please note that students of the same sex but from different schools may be sharing the same dorm rooms.
There are shared bathroom facilities with bathrooms for girls and bathrooms for boys. The hostel also offers free use of a kitchen, laundry facilities, tv rooms, a study room, a dining room and vending machines.
To reserve accommodation at this hostel, please contact us as soon as possible.
Public transport into Bilbao is available within a 7-minute walk of the hostel. All transfers between the conference and the hotel will be taken care of by ourselves. If you require airport transfers, please let us know and we can arrange this at an additional cost.
When choosing accommodation, please note that Saturday night's social event takes place in the Hotel Seminario
This hotel is situated in Derio right by the airport and 5 minutes drive from Colegio Ayalde and 10kms from the center of Bilbao.
The hotel is providing us with a selection of types of rooms at very reasonable prices.
There are 41 double rooms (2 single beds or a double bed) for €65/night/room
There are 5 triple rooms (3 single beds) for €90/night/room
All prices include taxes, breakfast, free wifi, free parking, free airport transfers and prices will be maintained if you wish to stay longer than the three nights of the conference. We do ask that advisors reserving rooms for their individual use book the rooms with double beds to allow maximum capacity for the delegates.
The hotel has a bar and a restaurant. Public transport into Bilbao is available from the airport. All transfers between the conference and the hotel will be taken care of by ourselves.
Ensure your delegates are researching their member country and topics as fully as possible. Research should be followed by the writing of resolutions. Delegates must follow the rules on how to write a resolution in order to avoid their resolutions being rejected by the Approval Panel.
Each delegate also needs to prepare a Policy Statement to present in their committee. A successful Policy Statement is one that is not just read out, but has been learnt by the delegate so that they can deliver it more naturally. The same applies to the Ambassador’s speech.
Each delegation needs to prepare stationary that they can use to pass notes to other delegates during committee sessions and the general assemblies. Please ensure each delegate brings sufficient copies of the stationary with them to the conference (approx. 20).
Delegates are welcome to bring electronic devices such as laptops and iPads to the conference to use to prepare speeches and to merge resolutions. However, the use of mobile phones in committees and the general assemblies is not permitted.
Please ensure your delegates know the dress code is formal, business wear. Clothes such as jeans and t-shirts are unacceptable. Skirts should be just above the knee or longer and no low-cut tops.
Please feel free to contact us with any query you have. We are here to help you.
GETTING TO BILBAO
Bilbao is on the northern coast of Spain, about four hours drive from Madrid. Airlines that fly into Bilbao include AER Lingus, Air Europe, Air France, Alitalia, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Czech Airlines, Easyjet, Eurowings, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Swiss International Air, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines and Vueling.
The airport is five minutes drive from Colegio Ayalde and 20 minutes drive from the center of Bilbao.
There is a public bus, the Bizkaibus line A3247, that travels between the center of Bilbao and the airport. A single journey costs €1.45 and tickets can be bought from the bus driver.
This bus leaves Bilbao starting at the bus station (stands 22-29), stops at Gran Via 79 (outside Viajes Ecudor), Plaza Moyua (outside Hacienda) and Alameda Recalde 11 before arriving at Departures at the Airport. The bus runs every 30 minutes starting at 5.25am until 21.55pm.
This bus leaves the airport outside Arrivals and travels into Bilbao, making the same stops as above. It runs from 6.15am to 23.15pm, with one last bus at midnight.