2015 West Coast Model EU

 

 

The European Union Center of Excellence will host the 2015 West Coast Model EU on Friday, February 20 and Saturday, February 21, 2015 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. Participants will negotiate issues of concern for the Latvian Presidency of 2015.The 2015 Model EU will feature two concurrent summit negotiation sessions focusing on the following issues: Common Foreign and Security Policy: Towards a Common Crisis Response System and Fighting Youth Unemployment in Europe. Keynote speaker forthcoming.

The 2015 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.

 

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 20, 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 common crisis response system as a part of the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) and reducing youth unemployment in Europe. Therefore, each Head of Government/ State should consult with their Minister of the Interior to understand their country's position on that issue.

 

Country Assignment

School

Presidency of the European Council University of Washington, Brigham Young University
European Commission University of Arizona
Austria University of Washington
Belgium University of Idaho
Bulgaria University of Colorado Boulder
Croatia University of Victoria
Cyprus University of Arizona
Czech Republic Oregon State University
Denmark University of Victoria
Estonia Portland State University
Finland University of Utah
France Oregon State University
Germany University of British Columbia
Greece Lewis-Clark State College
Hungary Scripps College
Ireland Western Washington University
Italy Brigham Young University
Latvia University of Washington
Lithuania University of Utah
Luxembourg University of British Columbia
Malta Oregon State University
Netherlands University of Utah
Poland Brigham Young University
Portugal Portland State University
Romania University of Arizona
Slovakia University of Idaho
Slovenia University of British Columbia
Spain University of Colorado Boulder
Sweden University of Washington
United Kingdom University of Oregon

 

Website of the Latvian EU Presidency:

http://www.es2015.lv/en/

News resources:

www.euractiv.com

www.euobserver.com

www.europeanvoice.com

www.spiegel.de/international/

www.economist.com

Examples of Previous West Coast MEU Simulations:

jsis.washington.edu/euc/meu/2014.shtml

jsis.washington.edu/euc/meu/positionpapers.shtml

jsis.washington.edu/euc/meu/2013.shtml

jsis.washington.edu/euc/meu/2013positionpapers.shtml

jsis.washington.edu/euc/meu/2012.shtml

jsis.washington.edu/euc/meu/2012positionpapers.shtml

jsis.washington.edu/euc/meu/2011.shtml

jsis.washington.edu/euc/meu/2011positionpapers.shtml

jsis.washington.edu/euc/meu/2010.shtml

jsis.washington.edu/euc/meu/2010positionpapers.shtml

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