University of Washington

Summer Teacher Workshop for Middle School, High School, and Community College Educators

More information about this year's 2015 Summer Teacher Workshop will be coming soon. Below is the description of the 2013 Workshop.

Europe continues to be weakened by the financial crisis and resultant simmering tensions and turmoil among the population. In August, the Center for West European Studies and the European Union Center of Excellence partner on an educator workshop designed to consider the directions individual member states may take to either further engage or pull away from European integration. Teachers will discuss and debate current economic and political conditions in member states and applicant countries, and how the integration process is perceived in light of the Eurozone crisis. Country case studies such as Turkey, Iceland, Greece and Croatia will provide examples on the use of referenda for membership, public perceptions, and the road ahead for integration for teachers to raise these debates in their classrooms.

Speakers for the 2013 workshop include Prof. James Caporaso (Political Science), Prof. Christine Ingebritsen (Scandinavian Studies), Consul Robin Twyman (Business & Government Affairs, UK Government Office in Seattle), Prof. Turan Kayaoglu (International Relations), and Director Taso Lagos (Foreign Studies Director, Hellenic Studies).

The workshop includes 6 clock hours, parking, teaching materials and a catered lunch. Participants must attend for the full six hours to receive clock hours. Preference is given to full-time teachers.
A limited number of travel grants are available to eligible teachers to help defray transportation and/or lodging costs for those who attend from outside the Seattle Metro area. Please check the box below for more information about the availability of these travel grants. These opportunities are made possible by generous grants from the US Department of Education and the Delegation of the European Union to the USA.

The application form and program can be found here


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European Union Center of Excellence
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Box 353650
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-3650
(206) 616-2415 office
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