Euro Challenge 2021: Join the Competition!
December 31st, 2020
What is the Euro Challenge?
Launched in 2006, the Euro Challenge is an exciting educational opportunity for 9th and 10th grade high school students to learn about the European Union (EU) and the euro. Students are asked to make presentations answering specific questions about the European economy and the single currency, the euro. They are also asked to pick one member country of the "euro area" to examine an economic problem at the country level, and to identify policies for responding to that problem.
For the 2021 Euro Challenge Competition, which will take place in the spring of 2021, student teams will be asked to make 15-minute presentations during which they are required to:
- Describe the current economic situation in the Euro Area.
- Select one economic-related challenge confronting the Euro Area as a whole (see list below), and pick one of the 19 member countries of the Euro Area to illustrate that challenge.
- Recommend a policy or polices for addressing the challenge that you identified in the county you selected. Be sure to include in your recommendation a discussion of how having a single currency may or may not affect the policy choices for addressing the challenge.
Teams can choose one of the following economic-related challenges:
- Demographics and Aging Population
- What Role Does Fiscal Policy Play in Promoting Economic Growth?
- Living with a Single Monetary Policy
- Tackling High Youth Unemployment
- Managing Migration Flows
- Inequality and Social Mobility
- Innovating for Long-Term Growth and the Future of Work
The UW Center for West European Studies & European Union Center of Excellence, Working in Support of Education, and The World Affairs Council of Seattle are recruiting high school teachers and students from across the Pacific Northwest to participate in the Euro Challenge competition. Schools are already beginning to host tryouts for their teams, so don't delay and get registered! The soft deadline for registration is December 31st, 2020. However, the earlier you register, the more time you have to prepare for the competition!