2014 West Coast Model EU

 

 

The European Union Center of Excellence hosted the 2014 West Coast Model EU on February 7-8, 2014, at the University of Washington in Seattle.

 

The Model European Union is a simulation of a European Council Summit. Teams made up of two current undergraduate students play the roles of representatives of EU member state delegations, the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the European Parliament. At Model EU 2014 participants negotiated issues of concern for the Greek Presidency of 2014.The 2014 Model EU featured two concurrent summit negotiation sessions focusing on the following issues: Crafting a Banking Union for Europe and the reform of the EU’s migration and refugee policy.

The keynote address during the opening plenary session was given by the Lithuanian Ambassador to the United States Žygimantas Pavilionis. Please view the Ambassador's profile here.

The 2014 West Coast Model EU is sponsored by the European Union Center of Excellence, the Center for West European Studies and the Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies at the Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington. Please find the Model EU 2014 invitation here.

 

2014 Awards

Outstanding Head of Government

Neil Longo

Brigham Young University

Finland

Outstanding Head of Government

Kris Best

University of Victoria

Latvia

Outstanding Minister of Interior

Eliza Campbell

Brigham Young University

Czech Republic

Outstanding Minister of Interior

Thomas Mosher

Claremont Colleges

Sweden

Honorable Mention

Ani Mesropian

Western Washington University

Head of Government, France

Honorable Mention

Alexander Straka

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Head of Government, Italy

Honorable Mention

Zuzana Vuova

Claremont Colleges

Head of Government, Sweden

Honorable Mention

Dustin Ellis

Lewis-Clark State College

Head of Government, United Kingdom

Honorable Mention

Michael Christian Voyles

Brigham Young University

Minister of Interior, Finland

Honorable Mention

Savannah Eccles

Brigham Young University

Minister of Interior, Greece

 

RESOLUTIONS OF THE PRESIDENCY


Towards a stronger banking union
Reform of Immigration Policy 

 

 View Position Papers

Documents:

The Presidency AGENDA (updated 12/2/2013)

Event Schedule (updated 1/2/2014)

Communication of the Presidency (updated 11/5/2013)

Rules and Procedures (updated 1/2/2014)

Guidelines for Position Papers (updated 1/2/2014)

Guidelines for Draft Resolutions (updated 1/2/2014)

Judging Criteria (updated 1/2/2014)

 

Hotel: Check-in at the Hotel DECA is 3PM. Check-out is 12PM. If your return flight is late in the evening, we recommend storing your luggage at the Hotel DECA and returning to pick it up after the conference has concluded. We strongly suggest that you do not bring luggage to the conference venue, so as to avoid overcrowding.

The hotel address is:

Hotel Deca
4507 Brooklyn Avenue NE
Seattle, WA, 98105

Map: Walking directions from Hotel DECA to the HUB (for Friday night) can be found here, and walking directions from the hotel to Mary Gates (for the Saturday negotiations) can be found here. A UW Campus map with all buildings labelled - as well as walking directions and a printable PDF version - can be found here.

Internet access: Due to a new Model EU policy we will not provide wireless internet access for the participants this year. All students are welcome however to bring their laptops to the negotiation sessions.

Attire: All events for the Model EU will require business dress. Standard delegate attire for the conference is business jacket, slacks (or skirts for women), dress shirt (with tie for men) and dress shoes. Dress sweaters, shorts, ball caps, jeans, sneakers and sunglasses are considered too casual. Clothes that expose excessive bare skin or are otherwise revealing are inappropriate.

Speeches: At the Opening Plenary Session on Friday, February 7, each Head of Government/State will be called upon to make a brief speech (strict maximum of 2 minutes) to introduce his or her country's positions on crafting a banking union and the reform of the Migration and Refugee policy. Therefore, each Head of Government/ State should consult with their Minister of the Interior to understand their country's position on that issue.

 

Website of the Greek EU Presidency:

http://www.gr2014.eu/ 

 

News resources:

www.euractiv.com

www.euobserver.com

www.europeanvoice.com

www.spiegel.de/international/

www.economist.com


 

View the 2013 West Coast Model EU web site

View the 2012 West Coast Model EU web site

View the 2011 West Coast Model EU web site

View the 2010 West Coast Model EU web site

View the 2009 West Coast Model EU web site

View the 2008 West Coast Model EU web site

View the 2007 West Coast Model EU web site

View the 2006 West Coast Model EU web site

 


Assigned Country

 

University

 

European Commission

University of Victoria

European Central Bank

Portland State University

Austria

Oregon State University

Belgium

University of Washington

Bulgaria

Western Washington University

Croatia

University of Washington

Cyprus

University of Idaho - Moscow

Czech Republic

Brigham Young University

Denmark

University of Oregon

Estonia

Oregon State University

Finland

Brigham Young University

France

Western Washington University

Germany

University of Colorado - Boulder

Greece

Brigham Young University

Hungary

Portland State University

Ireland

University of Utah

Italy

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Latvia

University of Victoria

Lithuania

University of Washington

Luxembourg

University of Utah

Malta

University of Utah

Netherlands

Oregon State University

Poland

University of Washington

Portugal

University of Colorado - Boulder

Romania

Claremont Colleges, Pomona College

Spain

University of Arizona

Sweden

Claremont Colleges, Pomona College

United Kingdom

Lewis-Clark State College

 

 

Other Model EUs in the United States:

 

University of Pittsburgh:

http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/euce/node/149

 

Southwest Model EU (University of Oklahoma):

http://www.ou.edu/eucenter/Links/UsefulLinks.htm

 

Midwest Model EU (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis):
http://www.iupui.edu/~modeleu/

 

SUNY Model European Union:
http://www.newpaltz.edu/polisci_intlrela/meu.html 

 

 

 

 

European Union Center of Excellence
120 Thomson Hall
Box 353650
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-3650
(206) 616-2415 office
(206) 616-2462 fax
euc@uw.edu