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The European Union Center of Excellence is hosting 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 negotiate issues that will be discussed during the Greek Presidency in the first half 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 will be given by the Lithuanian Ambassador to the United States ygimantas Pavilionis.
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.
The Presidency AGENDA (updated 12/2/2013)
Event Schedule (updated 11/18/2013)
Communication of the Presidency (updated 11/5/2013)
Rules and Procedures (updated 11/5/2013)
Guidelines for Position Papers (updated 11/5/2013)
Guidelines for Draft Resolutions (updated 11/5/2013)
Judging Criteria (updated 11/5/2013)
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:
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:
|European Union Center of Excellence|
|120 Thomson Hall|
|University of Washington|
|Seattle, WA 98195-3650|
|(206) 616-2415 office|
|(206) 616-2462 fax|