GA: Tag 0 – And we start over again

So today was the  first day of our 66th IFMSA March meeting. Part of our delegation already took part in the preGA but today was the day we would start the GA as a delegation. Early in the morning two cars filled with tired but motivated delegation members arrived to beautiful and sunny Budva, where we will spend the next 7 days. There where over 1000 medical students from over 100 countries arriving, friends met again after a long time not seeing each other, there was a lot of screaming and hugging. Some delegation members used the time until check-in for some last-minute preparations, the others went to the old town of Budva and enjoyed a coffee in the warm mediterranean sun.

Budva old town is surrounded by sea and looks beautiful with the big walls and little alleys. We didn’t forget to bring our Austrian mascot Hugo with us to make some selfies with him and us all together.

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After checking into our hotel rooms and settling in we got ready for the first point on our agenda: a plenary simulation. Plenaries are the most important part of the GA where all big decisions are made. It was important for everyone to understand how a plenary works and how and what to vote. Once the simulation was over the actual plenary started.

Afterwards the Opening Ceremony took place with fancy cloths, important people holding speeches, classical music and dance. To complete the evening we met all together in one of our rooms, discussed general things for the next days and enjoyed our GA-start.

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Delegation:

NMO President: Lisa
NMO Management: Angie, Johannes
SCOME: Anna Ho., Dino, Thomas
SCORP: Agnes, Jekaterina
SCOPH: Anna He., Julia, Marian, Oli
SCORA: Selim, Lisa
SCORE: Alia
SCOPE: Anna DC
EB Support Person: Georg

– Anna de Cillia –