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West Coast Model EU

2021 West Coast Model EU

March 5-6, 2021

An online event hosted by the University of Washington

The West Cost 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, Portugal (holding the presidency from January-June). Organized by the University of Washington’s Jean Monnet Center of Excellence, the 2021 West Coast Model European Union will take place online on March 5-6, 2021.

Topics for the 2021 competition in brief:

  • Heads of Government:
    • Governance – Enhanced Cooperation in light of the challenges of COVID-19
    • Post-Brexit Institutional Realignment
  • Foreign Ministers:
    • Migration – Maintaining or expanding the EU’s agreement with Turkey regarding retaining migrants on its territory
    • Expanding and normalizing certain ties, opportunities and programs with Russia

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


University Registration 2021

Hotel Reservations (N.A. for 2021)

Hotel Roommate Matcher (N.A. for 2021)

University Country Assignments (coming soon)

2021 Communication of the Presidency – Topics

Rules and Procedures 2021

Guidelines for Draft Resolutions 2021

Guidelines for Position Papers 2021

Submit Draft Resolutions – Due February 21, 2021

Submit Position Papers – Due February 21, 2021

Model EU Schedule (TBD for 2021)

Position Papers 2020

UW Student Conduct Code

Model EU Dress Code (Business Formal via McMaster University)

Judging Criteria 2021

Winners and Honorable Mentions

Travel to UW (N.A. for 2021)

At UW and in Seattle (N.A. for 2021)


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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