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West Coast Model EU

2020 West Coast Model EU

March 6-7, 2020

University of Washington

Seattle, WA

The Model European Union is an annual simulation of a European Council Summit, bringing together undergraduate students from across the United States. Students, in teams of two, play the roles of representatives of European Union Member State delegations, and also the European Commission. Participants negotiate two issues of concern for the country holding the Presidency, Croatia (holding the presidency from January-June). The 2020 Model European Union will take place at the University of Washington on March 6-7, 2020.

Topics for the 2020 competition:

  • Heads of Government: Major Climate Change Goals:
    • Consider EIB Purge of Fossil Fuel Projects
    • Support Lagging EU Members towards Compliance with Paris Agreement Goals
  • Labor/Commerce Ministers:
    • Update 2016-2019 Strategic Engagement for Gender Equality
    • Consider Job Training and Cultural Integration Programs

For a detailed description of these topics, please view the Communication of the Presidency below.


University Registration

Make Your Hotel Reservations Now

Hotel Roommate Matcher

University Country Assignments

Communication of the Presidency (Topics)

Rules and Procedures 2020

Guidelines for Draft Resolutions 2020

Guidelines for Position Papers 2020

Submit Draft Resolutions – Due February 23, 2020

Submit Position Papers – Due February 23, 2020

Model EU Schedule 2020

Position Papers 2020

UW Student Conduct Code

Model EU Dress Code (Business Formal via McMaster University)

Judging Criteria 2020

Winners and Honorable Mentions

Travel to UW

At UW and in Seattle


This event is supported by: The Erasmus+ funded Jean Monnet Center of Excellence at UW, the Foster School of Business’ Global Business Center, the Jackson School of International Studies, the Center for West European Studies, the Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies, and attending universities.

For information on previous West Coast Model EU competitions, please click here.

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