2007 West Coast Model EU

The European Union Center of Excellence, along with our partners the Center for the Study of Europe at Brigham Young University and The European Union Center of California at The Claremont Colleges, held the 2007 West Coast Model EU on February 23-24, 2007, in Seattle. For information about the 2008 West Coast Model EU, please contact the EU Center of Excellence.

Letter of invitation.

The Model EU is a simulation of a European Council summit. Teams made up of three undergraduate students play the roles of representatives of EU member state delegations. This year, the students negotiated issues discussed during the United Kingdom Presidency of 2005. The 2007 Model EU featured three concurrent summit negotiation sessions focusing on the following issues: EU enlargement (including accession of Turkey and Croatia, and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia's candidate status), the future direction of Europe in the wake of the failed Constitutional Treaty, and the 2007-2013 budget, which raises issues related to the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

The 2007 West Coast Model EU was 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.

 

[Above: Participants of the 2006 West Coast Model EU pose for a group photo.]



2007 Model EU Photo Slideshow


2007 West Coast Model EU Awards

Type of Award

Country

Student Name

School

Outstanding Head of Government

Cyprus

Jeff Fisher

Portland State University

Outstanding Head of Government

The Netherlands

Chris Hemmings

University of Oregon

Outstanding Head of Government

Portugal

Matthew Barger

Seattle University

Outstanding Foreign Minister

Greece

Dina El Mahy

Brigham Young University

Outstanding Foreign Minister

The Netherlands

Drew Jansky

University of Oregon

Outstanding Foreign Minister

Spain

Tara Candland

Brigham Young University

Outstanding Finance Minister

Germany

Joseph Jamison

Western Washington University

Outstanding Finance Minister

Greece

Jessica Ray

Brigham Young University

Outstanding Finance Minister

The Netherlands

Kevin Hudgens

University of Oregon

Outstanding Small Country

Cyprus

 

Portland State University

Outstanding Small Country

Denmark

 

The Claremont Colleges

Oustanding Medium Country

Greece

 

Brigham Young University

Oustanding Medium Country

The Netherlands

 

University of Oregon

Oustanding Large Country

Germany

 

Western Washington University

Oustanding Large Country

Spain

 

Brigham Young University

Honorable Mention

Finance Minister of Denmark

Andrew King

The Claremont Colleges

Honorable Mention

Head of Government of France

Alena Pukhova

Simon Fraser University

Honorable Mention

Head of Government of Greece

Chad Losee

Brigham Young University

Essential Preparation Materials

Model EU Documents

Schedule
 

Rules and Procedures
http://jsis.washington.edu/euc/meu/2007/meu2007rulesandprocedures.pdf
 

FAQs
http://jsis.washington.edu/euc/meu/2007/2007meufaqs.pdf
 

Preparation Resources
http://jsis.washington.edu/euc/meu/2007/preparation.pdf


Head of Government Agenda
http://jsis.washington.edu/euc/meu/2007/2007hogagenda.pdf

Finance Ministers Agenda
http://jsis.washington.edu/euc/meu/2007/2007meufinanceagenda.pdf


Foreign Ministers Agenda
http://jsis.washington.edu/euc/meu/2007/2007meuenlargementagenda.pdf

Enlargement Background Guide
http://jsis.washington.edu/euc/meu/2007/enlargement_background_guide.pdf

 

Position Paper Guidelines
http://jsis.washington.edu/euc/meu/2007/modelpositionpaper.pdf


Official EU Documents

Official Web Page of the UK Presidency
http://www.eu2005.gov.uk

Council Conclusions UK EU Presidency
(All council meetings)
 

UK Presidency Priorities
http://jsis.washington.edu/euc/meu/2007/ukeupresidencypriorities.pdf

European Council Conclusions (Dec 15-16, 2005)
http://jsis.washington.edu/euc/meu/2007/councilconclusions.pdf

Financial Perspective (Dec 14)

Financial Perspective (Dec 16)
http://jsis.washington.edu/euc/meu/2007/financialperspective_16dec.pdf

The UK's EU Presidency (BritainUSA)
http://www.britainusa.com/index.asp

View the 2006 West Coast Model EU Website


 

Other Model European Unions in the US:

University of Pittsburgh:
http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/euce/outreach/ModelEU/index.html

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/

Mid-Atlantic EU Simulation Consortium:
http://www.geocities.com/eurosimweb/

Graduate Eurosim (Syracuse University):
http://www.maxwell.syr.edu/moynihan/Programs/euc/GBS/Graduate%20EU%20Simulation%2006.htm

Suny Model EU:
http://www.fredonia.edu/org/sunymeu/

 

 

 

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