PMC's Organizers have amalgamated their experience from model conferences, competitive debating, and public speaking to create a new platform for developing valuable skills and knowledge.
By standing for the Democratic or Republican position, PMC participants effectively propose or oppose various policies similarly to competitive debate formats, such as the British Parliamentary or World Schools Style. Also, they are motivated to excel by winning prestigious awards.
As a conference simulation, PMC fosters diverse types of competitive as well as collaborative argumentation in conjunction with other key competencies, on top of deepening comprehension of important interdisciplinary topics.
The Rules of Procedure and Agenda Items are devised to encourage rigorous research. At the same time, participants are provided with extensive preparatory materials, containing useful facts as well as background analyses, and may additionally benefit from individual feedback given by Committee Chairs as well as a variety of workshops. See our Rules & Resources and Schedule sites for more details.
We wish to enable people with similar interests and ambitions to come and learn together, utilizing our experience from hosting international educational events, most notably the Prague Debate Spring Tournament. We also hope to boost local MUN and debate communities. There is a Czech version of Model Congress in Pilsen (a city in South-West Bohemia renowned for its beer production), a Model United Nations in Prague, and a number of high school and university debate tournaments across the country.
PMC is run the by the Public Debate Institute (PDI), which is a non-profit, non-governmental organization in the Czech Republic. It was founded in 2016 as a legal entity of the Czech Technical University Debate Club. PMC's organizers are PDI members. Read more about them on our Organizers & Chairs site.