Advisors

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:

31st May 2019: 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 27th December 2019, whichever is earlier.

After 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 accommodation organised by MUN Bilbao, which means transport to/from the conference will be provided by us, you have the following options available:

Option 1

Hotel Seminario Bilbao 

11/10/19: THIS HOTEL IS NOW FULLY BOOKED

This 3* hotel is situated in Derio, five 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 40 twin rooms (2 single beds) for €70/night/room

There are 16 double rooms (double bed) for €75/night/room

There are 15 triple rooms (3 single beds) for €105/night/room

There are 3 apartments (with kitchen): for 4 people for €135/night/apartment, for 5 people for €155/night/apartment or for 6 people for €165/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 send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the reference MUN Bilbao 2020 and detailing which type of rooms and how many you wish to reserve. A 25% deposit needs to be paid at the time of the confirmation of the booking and the rest before arrival.  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.

Option 2

Holiday Inn Express

This hotel is situated in Derio right by the airport and five 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 85 double rooms (double bed) for €75/night/room

There are 5 triple rooms (3 single beds) for €105/night/room

All prices include taxes, breakfast, free wifi, free parking, free airport transfers (8-seater minibus) 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.

To reserve accommodation at this hotel, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. stating the reference MUN Bilbao and the names of the guests, the number of rooms required and the type of room, the arrival and departure dates, and the credit card details including the type of credit card and its expiry date. 50% of the hotel costs will be deducted immediately and the other 50% has to be paid, at the latest, by one week before your arrival date.

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.

Option 3

NH La Avanzada

This hotel is situated in Leioa 15 minutes drive from the airport and Colegio Ayalde, 20 minutes walk to a metro station, 30 minutes walk to the beach and 10 minutes walk to a bus stop for buses into Bilbao.

The Hotel is providing us with 60 rooms at very reasonable prices.

There are double rooms for €75/night/room

There are double rooms for individual use for €65/night/room

There are eight triple rooms for €95/night/room

These prices do not include the 10% tax, but do include breakfast and free parking.

To reserve accomodation at this hotel, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. stating the reference MUN Bilbao and the names of the guests, the number of rooms required and the type of room and the arrival and departure dates.

 

If you wish to stay in accomodation not organised by MUN Bilbao, which means transport to/from the conference will not be provided by us, here are some recommended options:

Option 1

Hotel Urban Sondika

This hotel is situated in Sondika, ten minutes drive 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 12 twin rooms (2 single beds) for €70/night/room

There are 20 double rooms (double bed) for €61/night/room

There are 8 triple rooms (3 single beds) for €90/night/room

All prices include taxes, breakfast, free wifi, free parking, 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.

To reserve accommodation at this hotel, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. stating the reference MUN Bilbao and the names of the guests, the number of rooms required and the type of room, the arrival and departure dates, and the credit card details including the type of credit card and its expiry date. 25% of the hotel costs will be deducted immediately and the other 75% has to be paid, at the latest, by one week before your arrival date.

The hotel has a bar and a restaurant. Public transport into Bilbao is available from a public bus stop located very close to the hotel.

Option 2

Hotel Urban Loiu

This hotel is situated in Loiu, ten minutes drive from the airport, five 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 18 twin rooms (2 single beds) for €70/night/room

There are 6 double rooms (double bed) for €61/night/room

All prices include taxes, breakfast, free wifi, free parking, 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.

To reserve accommodation at this hotel, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. stating the reference MUN Bilbao and the names of the guests, the number of rooms required and the type of room, the arrival and departure dates, and the credit card details including the type of credit card and its expiry date. 25% of the hotel costs will be deducted immediately and the other 75% has to be paid, at the latest, by one week before your arrival date.

The hotel has a bar and a restaurant. Public transport into Bilbao is available from a public bus stop located very close to the hotel.

Option 3

Poshtel

This hostel is situated in the center of Bilbao, very close to the Guggenheim museum.

It has a capacity for 166 persons in private or shared rooms. Private rooms consist of doubles, triples or family rooms whilst shared rooms are dorms for 4, 6, 8, 12 or 14 people with an ensuite bathroom, or dorms of 18 people with a shared bathroom.

The hostel also has common areas with tvs, a bar/restaurant and a sauna. You can opt for room only, bed&breakfast, halfboard or fullboard.

Contact the manager, David Dominguez, for more details. 

When choosing accommodation, please note that Saturday night's social event takes place in the Hotel Seminario (TBC).

 

Ensure your delegates are researching their member country and topics as fully as possible. Research should be followed by the writing of a Position Paper and then resolutions. Delegates must follow the rules on how to write a resolution in order to avoid their resolutions being rejected by the Approval Panel. Please ensure the delegates bring with them to the conference paper copies and an electronic version of their resolution(s).

Important Dates to bear in mind: 

Chairs Research Papers will be available on this website by 20th December 2019.

Delegates must submit their Position Papers to their Chairs by 10th January 2020.

Accepted Position Papers will be made available to all delegates in each committee from 20th January 2020.

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.

Awards will be given during the Closing Ceremony, more details of which can be found in the Delegates' Preparation section.

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.