The baymau concept
The Concept of BAYMAU Conferences
The Model African Union Bayreuth (BAYMAU) Conference shall only serve you, the participants, and your education. As delegate or chair you will have the privilege of being educated in Africa-related topics of economy, politics, culture and society. We invite you to join us in the authentic, interactive, friendly and dynamic occasion of a Model African Union Conference that we created for you.
The chairs of your committee will prepare a study guide on the committee topics for you. Read it and gain other knowledge with official UN and AU documents and resolutions, newspaper articles, academic research reports, etc. Focus both on the topic itself (history, concerned countries, consequences, possible solutions) and the position of the country that you have the chance to represent.
In addition to the debates in the Committees, there is going to be a rich pre-program offered during the first days of the Model African Union Bayreuth Conference with Workshops on relevant Africa-related topics ranging from informative workshops about social entrepreneurship and startups to cultural workshops such as singing or language workshops.
Simulation of the African Union
In this simulation of an African Union Conference, participants are able to discuss the topics they prepared as a delegate of an African country with other delegates in one of the simulated committees of the African Union. Participants will get a distinguished overview of what the governments´ values and opinions of the different countries are.
In order to make this conference experience complete, we included cultural social events where you can experience African culture in a warm and relaxed atmosphere. Ranging from a city tour and cooking togehter to the Gala Night with African music and fashion shows, there are going to be plenty of opportunities to socialize with other participants. The secretariat was looking for the perfect venues, the best African musicians and a diverse catering supply. Let us have a great time!
The Model African Union Bayreuth Conference will inspire you and give you reason to further engage in African topics: Start your own research, read relevant literature, do internships, inform and inspire other students at your home university and continue with other conferences. This conference won´t make you to experts on anything but it will make you aware of issues, methods and perspectives you didn´t know before and you will want to continue on that. At least, that´s our vision.