Educator Resources

Euro Challenge – Competition for 9th and 10th Graders

 Registration for the 2019 Euro Challenge is not yet open.


Check out this webinar by Ben Carliner, Senior Economist at the Delegation of the European Union to the United States, which gives an orientation to the Euro Challenge and a brief overview of the nine economic challenges students will address.


Students from 2017 meet one last time before the competition

Read more about the 2017 competition, here.

This is a competition for 9th and 10th grade students passionate about world history, European studies, economics, trade, migration, health, environment security, and global business. The program aims to increase students’ knowledge of the Euro Area and its single currency, the euro, through a unique learning experience that moves students out of the classroom into the real world.

Students from Washington, Idaho, Oregon and Alaska are encouraged to participate and compete through an online version of the event. Judges based in New York will then select a winner to be flown out, all expenses paid, to compete at the national level. The date and further information will be announced in the coming months, so stay tuned!

Working in teams of 3-5, students make presentations to a panel of judges about the current state of the economy in the Euro Area. They also select a country and then identify, explain, and recommend a policy or policies to address an economic challenge facing that specific Euro Area country.

Competitors and judges pose for a photo after the 2017 competition at UW

The competition does not require previous knowledge of economics or Europe. Students and teachers can gain access to an array of educational resources and training materials on the website: Free orientations, webinars, and news flashes are also provided throughout the year.

Help your students experience the history that is unfolding before our eyes in the Euro Area. Register to participate in the Euro Challenge 2018! Participation is FREE!

This event is co-sponsored by the Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies, the Center for Global Studies, and with generous support from the World Affairs Council of Seattle and the Delegation of the European Union to the United States.