2008 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, will hold the 2008 West Coast Model EU on February 22-23, 2008, 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 two undergraduate students play the roles of representatives of EU member state delegations. This year, the students will negotiated issues discussed during the German Presidency of 2007. The 2008 Model EU will feature two concurrent summit negotiation sessions focusing on the following issues: the Constitutional Treaty and climate change.

The 2008 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.

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

 

2008 West Coast Model EU Awards

Award Student Country School
Outstanding Head of Government Andrew Walker United Kingdom Brigham Young University
Outstanding Head of State Kris Hetherington France University of British Columbia
Outstanding Minister for the Environment Stanley Lloyd Greece University of Utah
Outstanding Minister for the Environment Spencer Imel Luxembourg University of Colorado
Honorable Mention, Head of Government Maranda Skoubye Austria University of Utah
Honorable Mention, Head of Government Diana Biller Sweden Portland State University
Honorable Mention, Head of Government Jason Gorn Romania The Claremont Colleges
Honorable Mention, Minister
for the Environment
Phil Bristol Netherlands University of Oregon
Honorable Mention, Minister
for the Environment
Alexandra Carswell Engle Romania The Claremont Colleges
Honorable Mention, Minister
for the Environment
Zach Neuhaus Italy Western Washington University


Country Assignments

Country School
Austria University of Utah
Belgium Brigham Young University
Bulgaria University of Colorado
Cyprus Portland State University
Czech Republic Claremont Colleges
Denmark University of Victoria
Estonia Brigham Young University
Finland Seattle University
France University of British Columbia
Greece University of Utah
Hungary Seattle University
Ireland University of Washington
Italy Western Washington University
Latvia University of Victoria
Lithuania University of Victoria
Luxembourg University of Colorado
Malta University of British Columbia
The Netherlands University of Oregon
Poland University of Washington
Portugal University of British Columbia
Romania Claremont Colleges
Slovakia Portland State University
Slovenia University of Utah
Spain University of Washington
Sweden Portland State University
United Kingdom Brigham Young University

Model EU Documents

As a delegate participating in the Model EU you are expected to prepare in advance for the Model EU. Adequate preparation before the Model EU will create a better experience for all involved. Students are expected to produce and submit two documents prior to the conference: a position paper, which addresses the Agenda developed by the Presidency, and a proposed resolution, in which students draft a resolution to bring to the negotiations before the conference, and to participate in negotiations during the conference. Submission of these two documents by the due date (February 8, 2007) is required to be eligible for awards. Materials to help prepare for the event, including the Presidency's agenda are posted below.


Agenda

Schedule

Position Papers

Rules and Procedures

FAQs

Preparation Resources

Useful Electronic Resources (PDF File, organized by date)
As of November 9, 2007, all links worked.

Position Paper Guidelines

Draft Resolution Guidelines

 

Official EU Links and Documents

 

Official Web Page of the German Presidency
http://www.eu2007.de

 

European Council Summit (March 2007)
http://www.eu2007.de/en/Meetings_Calendar/Dates/March/0308-ER.html

European Council Summit (June 2007)
http://www.eu2007.de/en/Meetings_Calendar/Dates/June/0621-ER.html

Berlin Declaration

German Presidency Work Programme

Informal Ministerial Meetings

 


 


View the 2007 West Coast Model EU web site

View the 2006 West Coast Model EU web site


 

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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