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You Will Lose – Over and Over Again

“You will lose; you will lose over and over again. But it is not over until you win.”

 In a speech that will undoubtedly go down in KULMUN history as one of the most moving -and perhaps slightly depressing- it has ever seen, the president of the KULMUN executive board dedicated his welcome to the bane of Europe’s youth: failure. Failure despite endless efforts. Failure despite morally laudable behaviour. Failure; over and over again. But, he added, it is not over until you win!

It is exactly this ambition to fail as much as necessary that was subsequently distinguished as the core of what unites KULMUN participants. Luckily, the the secretary general and his vice did not sent the delegates to their demise without some advice to limit the losses to a minimum:

  1. Don’t waste time
  2. Put yourself in others’ shoes
  3. Respect each other

After all, “KULMUN is the best MUN conference in Europe. Nay, the world.”



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Hanne Cokelaere

Hanne Cokelaere is currently studying and living in Brussels, although she often travels back and forth to Leuven, where she grew up and studied first philosophy, then European Studies. Her favorite moment of the day is breakfast, by far. The reasons for this are - granted - partly the good food and the hot drink, but mostly her morning paper.