University of Washington

2010 West Coast Model EU

2010 Awards


Outstanding Head of Government

Emily Chesbrough
Claremont Colleges


Outstanding Head of Government

Brooke Ellis
Brigham Young University

Czech Republic

Outstanding Minister of Agriculture

Paul Russell
Brigham Young University


Outstanding Minister of Agriculture

Wyatt Jarvis
Western Washington University


Honorable Mention

Arielle Badger
Brigham Young University

Germany Head of Government

Honorable Mention

Alexander Struk
Brigham Young University

Germany Minister of Agriculture

Honorable Mention

Carl Windrup
University of Oregon

Lithuania Minister of Agriculture

Honorable Mention

Lucas Brunetiere
University of Washington

UK Head of Government


Award Acceptance 1 Award Acceptance 2 Award Acceptance 3
Award Acceptance 4 2010 award winners were presented with a certificate and a copy of Postwar by Tony Judt. Award Acceptance 4
Award Acceptance 6 Award Acceptance 7 Award Acceptance 8


Conclusions of the Presidency from the Heads of Government/State Session


Conclusions of the Presidency from the Ministers of Agriculture Session

The European Union Center of Excellence will hold the 2010 West Coast Model EU on April 23-24, 2010, in Seattle. For information about the 2010 West Coast Model EU, please contact the EU Center of Excellence.

Model EU Documents (Subject to change)

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.

Schedule (updated April 21, 2010)

Agenda (updated April 13, 2010)

Rules and Procedures (updated April 13, 2010)

Guidelines for Position Papers

Guidelines for Draft Resolutions

Judging Criteria (updated April 14, 2010)

Annotated Campus Map

Lodging Information

Position Papers (updated April 20, 2010)

Hotel: Check-in at the Watertown Hotel is 3PM. Check-out is 12PM. If your return flight is late in the evening, we recommend storing your luggage at the Watertown Hotel and returning to pick it up after the conference has concluded. We strongly suggest that you do not bring luggage to the conference venue, so as to avoid overcrowding.

Attire: All events for the Model EU will require business dress. Standard delegate attire for the conference is business jacket, slacks (or skirts for women), dress shirt (with tie for men) and dress shoes. Dress sweaters, shorts, ball caps, jeans, sneakers and sunglasses are considered too casual. Clothes that expose excessive bare skin or are otherwise revealing are inappropriate.

Internet Access: Wireless internet access will be provided to West Coast Model EU participants for the duration of the conference. Temporary UW NetID and Password will be provided upon registration at the conference. Please review the University of Washington's Ethics in Computer and Network Use.

Laptops: Personal computers may be used during the negotiation sessions.

Speeches: At the Opening Plenary Session on Friday, April 23, each Head of Government/ State will be called upon to make a brief speech (strict maximum of 2 minutes) to introduce his or her country's positions on CAP reform and financial regulation. Therefore, each Head of Government/ State should consult with their Minister of Agriculture to understand their country's position on that issue.

Country Assignments


 Country  School
President of the European Council University of Washington
Austria Claremont Colleges
Belgium University of Colorado
Bulgaria University of Victoria
Cyprus Not represented
Czech Republic Brigham Young University
Denmark Western Washington University
Estonia Claremont Colleges
Finland Brigham Young University
France University of Utah
Germany Brigham Young University
Greece University of Colorado
Hungary Not represented
Ireland University of Washington
Italy University of Washington
Latvia University of Washington
Lithuania University of Oregon
Luxembourg Not represented
Malta University of Victoria
Netherlands University of Oregon
Poland US Air Force Academy
Portugal US Air Force Academy
Romania University of Utah
Slovakia US Air Force Academy
Slovenia US Air Force Academy
Spain Western Washington University
Sweden University of Washington
United Kingdom University of Washington



Josep Borrell

President, European University Institute
(Photograph by European University Institute)


The keynote speaker for the 2010 West Coast Model EU will be Josep Borrell, President of the European University Institute (EUI).

Mr. Borrell was born in Spain in 1947 and graduated with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering in 1969. He obtained his Ph.D. in Economic Sciences in 1976, and in 1984 became Spanish State Secretary for Finance, and from 1991 to 1996 he was Spanish Minister for Public Works, Transport, Environment, Housing and Telecommunications. Between 1999 and 2004 he was President of the European Affairs Committee of the Spanish Parliament. After one year as Member of the European Convention, in 2004 he was elected President of the European Parliament. From 2000 to 2008 he was Director of the European Studies Seminar of the International University of Santander and of the Malaga University at Ronda. In 2009 he was elected President of the EUI and took office on 1 January 2010.


The European Union Center of Excellence is now accepting applications from universities interested in sending two-person undergraduate student teams to the 2010 West Coast Model EU. We are also accepting applications from UW undergraduate students interested in forming two-person teams. The deadline for team applications is February 1, 2010. Please see the Letter of Invitation for application procedures and further information.

Letter of Invitation

The Model EU is a simulation of a European Council Summit. Teams made up of two undergraduate students playing the roles of representatives of EU member state delegations. This year, the students will negotiate issues that will be discussed during the Spanish Presidency of 2010 (The Programme of the Spanish Presidency). The 2010 Model EU will feature two concurrent summit negotiation sessions focusing on the following issues: financial regulation and common agricultural policy reform.  Additional details about the simulation scenario and campus event will be posted in the near future.

The 2010 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.

View the 2009 West Coast Model EU web site

View the 2008 West Coast Model EU web site

View the 2007 West Coast Model EU web site

View the 2006 West Coast Model EU web site

Web site of the 2010 Spanish Presidency


Other Model EUs in the United States:


University of Pittsburgh:


Southwest Model EU (University of Oklahoma:


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

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