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EU Policy Forum Teacher Workshop

The EU Policy Forum for Educators, started in 1999, is an annual, day-long policy forum for K-14 educators co-organized by the Ellison Center’s sister center, the Center for West European Studies. Each summer, the workshop series involves approximately 20 K-14 educators in addressing contemporary European and transatlantic issues. The EU Policy for Educators is funded by the Erasmus+ Program and co-organized by the European Union Center, a Jean Monnet Center of Excellence at the University of Washington.

The annual EU Policy Forum for Educators is held in August, and is an excellent opportunity for middle school, high school, and community college educators to learn about the events and challenges facing Europe today. The workshop provides K-14 educators with training and curriculum materials to address these themes in their classes. More than 300 educators have participated over the course of the last 15 years.

This year’s EU Policy Forum will take place on Tuesday, August 17, 2021. Visit the following page for registration and more information:

2021 EU Policy Forum – Europe Goes Green? Energy, Environment, Politics, and Security in the EU

Past workshop themes have included the challenges of globalization, the future of the EU, European environmentalism, European security and defense, and COVID-19 in Europe. Visit the following pages for more information about the 2020, 2019, and 2018 workshops:

2020 EU Policy Forum – Europe in the Age of COVID-19: Public Health, Social Solidarity, and the Role of Government in a New International Environment

2019 EU Policy Forum – Crisis, Challenge and Change in the European Union

2018 EU Policy Forum – 100 Years Since World War I: The Making of Modern Europe

Please contact the Center for West European Studies at with any questions.