High School Model EU

 

The High School Model European Union is an annual event for area high school students. The goal of the Model EU is to give high school students a chance to learn about the workings of the European Union through a hands-on simulation.  Playing the roles of presidents and prime ministers along with the Commission President and foreign ministers, students spend a day engaged in intense negotiations over conflicting issue about the EU. The objective is to simulate a specific European Council meeting, typically one that took place very recently.  Model EU is not merely a historical simulation that replicates the outcome of the actual event; rather, students are encouraged to devise possible alternative solutions based on the same initial conditions and constraints.  Model EU enhances students’ understanding of classroom learning and gives them a real sense of the challenges involved in the decision-making process of the European Union.

The High School Model European Union is sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh’s European Union Center of Excellence and European Studies Center with financial support from Global Solutions Pittsburgh and additional support from the Center for Russian and East European Studies.

The 2013-2013 academic year Model EU was held Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at the Pittsburgh Athletic Association.

For more information please contact: Stephen Lund, Assistant Director.