What is the Euro Challenge?
Similar in concept to the Model UN, Euro Challenge is an exciting educational competition for high school students that provides the opportunity to learn about the European Union and the euro. Students in 9th and 10th grades at all schools are eligible, and students in 9th-12th grades at Title I schools are eligible. Teams of three to five students are asked to make presentations answering specific questions about the European economy and the euro currency. They are also asked to pick one member country of the “euro area” (the 19 EU member countries that have adopted the euro so far), to examine an economic problem at the country level, and to identify policies for responding to that problem.
After preliminary rounds, the winning school’s team will travel (expenses paid) to New York City, where the national finals are held. Top teams in the national Euro Challenge win cash prizes and a trip to Washington, D.C. to visit the European Union Delegation (embassy).
This year’s Euro Challenge Northwest Orientation will take place on February 1st, 2022 at 4:30pm PT
- Online via Zoom
- Registration and orientation are FREE for students and teachers
The orientation for students and teachers will include a general overview of the Euro Challenge competition, information about how you and your school can participate, and a Q&A session. Register here!
This year’s Euro Challenge Northwest Preliminary Round will take place on March 29, 2022
- Online via Zoom
- $150 honorarium for lead teacher of each school with a competing team (first 20 schools to register)
- Registration and competition are FREE for students and teachers
- No previous knowledge of economics or Europe is required
Teams of three to five students are asked to make presentations answering specific questions about the European economy and the euro currency, and identify policies to address problems in their chosen euro-zone member state. After preliminary rounds, the winning school’s team will travel (expenses paid) to New York City, where the national finals are held. Teachers may register their school now, even if they don’t have their team formed yet. Click the blue button to register your school today!
For more information please head to https://jsis.washington.edu/euwesteurope/euro-challenge/ and reach out to Susanna Haley, firstname.lastname@example.org, for any questions or concerns!