University of Washington

2016 West Coast Model EU


The European Union Center of Excellence hosted the 2016 West Coast Model EU on Friday, February 26 and Saturday, February 27, 2016 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,and the European Parliament. Participants negotiated issues of concern for the Dutch Presidency of 2016.The 2016 Model EU featured two concurrent summit negotiation sessions focusing on the following issues:

TTIP - Regulatory Protection and Sustainable Development

Freedom, Security and Justice - Refugee and Asylum Crisis in Europe

The 2016 West Coast Model EU was sponsored by the European Union Center of Excellence and the Center for West European Studies at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington. 

The Presidency of the European Council will be headed by the University of Washington and Brigham Young University.

Country Assignment


European Commission TBA
Austria Lewis-Clark State College
Belgium University of Washington
Bulgaria University of Arizona
Croatia Oregon State University
Cyprus University of British Columbia
Czech Republic University of Idaho
Denmark University of Idaho
Estonia Brigham Young University
Finland Portland State University
France University of Washington
Germany  University of Wisconsin-Madison
Greece  Portland State University
Hungary  Brigham Young University
Ireland  University of Utah
Italy Oregon State University
Latvia Brigham Young University
Lithuania University of Victoria
Luxembourg University of Arizona
Malta University of Utah
Netherlands University of Colorado, University of Denver
Poland University of Washington
Portugal  Oregon State University
Romania  University of Utah
Slovakia University of Washington
Slovenia  University of Victoria
Spain  University of Idaho
Sweden University of Arizona
United Kingdom University of British Columbia



Documents will be uploaded before the event.

Website of the Dutch EU Presidency:

The Dutch website has yet to be launched. Stay tuned.

News resources:

Examples of previous West Coast MEU Simulations:

Other Model EUs in the United States:

University of Pittsburgh:

Southwest Model EU (University of Oklahoma): 

Midwest Model EU (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis):

SUNY Model European Union: 

Don’t forget to post your pictures (MEU selfies, too) on social media!
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European Union Center of Excellence
120 Thomson Hall
Box 353650
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-3650
(206) 616-2415 office
(206) 616-2462 fax