West Coast Model EU

2023 West Coast Model EU

2023 West Coast Model EU

March 3-4, 2023

University of Washington

Seattle, WA

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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, Sweden (holding the presidency from January-June). This event is not open to the public.

Topics for the 2023 simulation in brief:

Heads of Government

  • Proposal to adopt CSDP Sky Shield
  • Proposal to establish new Energy Resilience Fund
Interior Ministers
  • Proposal to create Refugee Enhanced Solidarity Platform
  • Proposal to expand Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid

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


University Registration and Country Preference Form 2023

Make your university’s reservation at the Graduate Seattle Hotel (discounted UW rate) 

Hotel Roommate Matcher

Communication from the Presidency 2023

Participating Universities and Country Assignments 2023

Rules and Procedures 2023

Guidelines for Draft Resolutions 2023

Submit Draft Resolutions – Due February 21, 2023

Guidelines for Position Papers 2023

Submit Position Papers – Due February 21, 2023

Model EU Schedule 2023

2023 Keynote Speaker Conny Reuter

Model EU Dress Code (Business Formal via McMaster University)

Judging Criteria 2023

University of Washington Student Conduct Code

Travel to UW and Campus Parking

Event Venue, UW Campus Maps, and Seattle Tips (Including Restaurants)

Jean Monnet Chair for Civil Society, Inclusion and Diversity in the EU (CIDEU) resources for Model EU and European Studies


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 European Studies, the UW EU Center, the UW 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.