Joint (Historical) Crisis Committee
“Venimus, Vidimus, Deus Vicit.” (We came, We saw, the God conquered.)
Harken, noble delegates, and heed the call of history. Join us in a grand journey to the past, a time when the fate of the Western civilization hung by a thread. A time when the Turkish armies, numbering three hundred thousand, stood poised to strike at the heart of the Holy Roman Empire, the city of Vienna.
But what if the course of history had taken a different turn? What if the decisive defeat of the Turkish armies had not come to pass? In the Joint Crisis Committee, delegates shall be transported to this critical moment in time, where they shall assume the roles of 16th-century nobles participating in a fictitious Council of Bern.
Gathered in a bicameral setting, delegates shall debate and decide upon the unfolding developments at the siege of Vienna, forming alliances and taking decisions that will have a significant impact on the course of the siege and, indeed, on hundreds of years of European history to come. The fate of Western civilization rests upon your shoulders. So call the shots, command your armies, and provide the finances necessary to win this battle.
Yet, beware! In this council, where everyone puts their own feudum first, and the decision-making power is virtually unlimited, it is critical to discern who you can trust. And that is not all. Delegates are expected to address the issue of territorial delimitation in light of the Turkish aggression and, time permitting, also delve into the territorial and cultural implications of the Reformation, tracing the history of religious developments back to the Council of Chalcedon.
Join us, noble delegates, and become a part of a momentous event, one that shall be etched in the annals of history for all time. Come, be a part of the Joint Crisis Committee, and let us alter the course of history together.
Joint (Historical) Crisis Council Topic
Siege of Vienna 1683 (see above)
Meet the Chairs
I am a student of International and European Law and Philosophy of Political Science at the University of Groningen. My true home is, however, Slovakia – the country of mountains and castles (most castles per capita). Since I was little, I have liked travelling. In fact, I took my first flight when I was mere 2 months old. My passion for experimenting with new environments and cultures still persists, and it is also the reason I started doing MUNs. I have attended many conferences as a delegate, chair, or organiser. I am a fan of out-of-the-box topics and the MUN community as such without making any compromises on professionalism and procedure. On a personal note, I boulder, read tough and boring books and share my knowledge without necessarily being asked, mostly about third-wave coffee. My favourite Bible verse is 2 Kings; 2:23-24 and my book recommendation would be The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera.
Fun Fact: I will last up to 34 minutes in an industrial refrigerator.
With several years of experience in MUN and other model conference formats, I am honoured to have the opportunity to be once again a part of The European International Model United Nations conference. I had the privilege of chairing at this event last year and am looking forward to coming back. Throughout events such as this one, I had the pleasure of meeting and getting to know many interesting, motivated, and highly skilled peers from all around the world who, to this day, motivate me to challenge and improve myself. As chair, I am excited to be able to contribute to creating an environment where delegates will engage in meaningful dialogue and exchange of ideas, exploring possible solutions to the issue at hand.
The European International Model United Nations conference is an outstanding platform for discussing global issues and gaining valuable insights into how diplomacy is not just about fancy outfits and eloquent language. I am looking forward to being part of this event once again and to working collaboratively with my colleagues to help improve the next generation of young diplomats and, hopefully, shape the future of international diplomacy by creating connections and friendships that will last for years to come.
Fun Fact: I have only recently learnt what a pomegranate is.
I am Toni and I am from Romania. I recently graduated from the University of Groningen with a Bachelor’s in Artificial Intelligence and I earn my living being a programmer. How did I get into MUNs then? Simple, the TEIMUN Society in Groningen! I joined back in 2019, attending the training sessions every week and participating in several conferences since. During my first conference, I was a delegate in a Historical Crisis Committee, and I have been hooked on Crisis ever since. My interests would take more space than this introduction to the list, so to quote a comedian: “If you ask me what kind of nerd I am, the answer is yes.”. I spend most of my time either at home or at the gym, and I make it my personal mission to convert people to bouldering and to reading Brandon Sanderson… or just about any one of the other hundred things I am excited about. I just hope you are as excited about TEIMUN as I am!”
Fun fact: I jumped off of a bridge when I was 1 year and 8 months old.
Join us the Joint Crisis Commitee
Interested in exploring the challenges of the Joint Crisis Commitee? Join us from the 10th-15th of July in the Hague!Apply to JCC at TEIMUN 2023