West Coast Model EU

West Coast Model EU

March 1-2, 2024

University of Washington

Seattle, WA

Click here for 2024 Model EU country assignments!

The West Coast Model European Union is an annual simulation of a European Council summit, bringing together undergraduate students from across the United States and Canada. Students, in teams of two, play the roles of representatives of European Union Member State delegations. Participants negotiate two issues of concern for the country holding the Presidency.

Topics for the 2024 Model EU in brief:

  • Heads of Government
    • Proposal to clarify the long-term status of Türkiye’s European Union membership application
    • Proposal to stand up a coherent European defense capability parallel to NATO
  • Interior Ministers
    • Proposal to require media and communications companies to open all encrypted customer communications to government agencies
    • Proposal to expand Frontex as a unified Coast Guard agency in the Mediterranean

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


About the Model EU


University Registration


2024 West Coast Model EU Details


Rules and Guidelines


Student Paper Submissions

  • Submit Draft Resolutions – Due February 19, 2024 Coming in 2024!
  • Submit Position Papers – Due February 19, 2024 Coming in 2024!


At the University of Washington


Resources on the European Union


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 UW EU Jean Monnet Center of Excellence, the Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies, the UW Center for Global Studies, and attending universities.

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