University of Washington

2011 West Coast Model EU




Outstanding Head of Government

Andrew Reeve
University of Victoria


Outstanding Head of Government

Erika Volino
University of Colorado - Boulder


Outstanding Minister of Interior

Caitlin Osborne
Portland State University


Outstanding Minister of Interior

Daniel Christensen
Claremont Colleges


Honorable Mention

Brent Reichman
Brigham Young University

Head of Government, Czech Republic

Honorable Mention

Chris Young
Claremont Colleges

Head of Government, Romania

Honorable Mention

Arielle Badger
Brigham Young University

Minister of Interior, Czech Republic

Honorable Mention

Chase Wilson
Washington State University - Vancouver

Minister of Interior, Spain


Conclusions of the Presidency of the European Council:

Head of State/Government session (Economic governance)

Minister of Interior (Roma inclusion)


The European Union Center of Excellence held the 2011 West Coast Model EU on February 18-19, 2011, in Seattle. For information about the 2012 West Coast Model EU, please contact the EU Center of Excellence in fall 2012.

Letter of Invitation

The Model European Union 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 and the European Commission. At Model EU 2011  the students negotiated issues that were discussed during the Hungarian Presidency in the first half of 2011 (Working program of the Hungarian Presidency). The 2011 simulation featured two concurrent summit negotiation sessions focusing on the following issues: economic governance in the aftermath of the Euro debt crisis and the inclusion of the Roma. For additional details about the simulation scenario and campus event see Model EU documents below.

The 2011 West Coast Model EU was 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. We also thank the Foster School of Business for their support.

The EU Center of Excellence of Seattle was pleased to welcome the Hungarian Ambassador to the U.S. György Szapáry as the Keynote Speaker of the Model EU Opening Plenary Session.


Model EU Documents
As a delegate participating in the Model EU the students 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 were 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.

Position papers

Event schedule (updated February 9, 2011)

Presidency agenda (updated January 11, 2011)

Rules and Procedures (updated December 2, 2010)

Guidelines for Position Papers

Guidelines for Draft Resolutions

Judging criteria


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, February 18, 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 Economic governance and Roma inclusion. Therefore, each Head of Government/ State should consult with their Minister of the Interior to understand their country's position on that issue.

Assigned Country University
Presidency of the European Council University of Washington
European Commission University of Washington
Austria University of Victoria
Belgium University of Colorado-Boulder
Bulgaria University of Washington
Cyprus Portland State University
Czech Republic Brigham Young University
Denmark University of Washington
Estonia University of Victoria
Finland Washington State University-Vancouver
France Claremont Colleges
Germany University of Colorado-Boulder
Greece Oregon State University
Hungary Brigham Young University
Ireland Western Washington University
Italy University of Washington
Latvia Brigham Young University
Lithuania not represented
Luxembourg University of Washington
Malta Oregon State University
Netherlands University of Oregon
Poland University of Washington
Portugal Portland State University
Romania Claremont Colleges
Slovakia Oregon State University
Slovenia Portland State University
Spain Washington State University-Vancouver
Sweden University of Utah
United Kingdom University of Utah



View the web site of the 2011 Hungarian Presidency


View the 2010 West Coast Model EU web site

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


Other Model EUs in the United States:

University of Pittsburgh:

Southwest Model EU (University of Oklahoma):

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

Foster School of Business

European Union Center of Excellence
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University of Washington
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