Social Sciences Division

Group shot of Model EU participants

Model European Union discover the modern face of Europe

Be a part of LCSC's Model European Union Team

LCSC students participating in the Model EU competition with faculty advisor

LCSC Model EU Team 2013 (from left to right): Leif Hoffmann (Advisor), Amy Cooper, Sandra Kelly

The Model European Union is an annual simulation of an European Council Summit. Teams made up of two undergraduate students play the roles of representatives of EU member state delegations, the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the European Parliament.

The West Coast Model EU is hosted regularly by the University of Washington’s European Union Center of Excellence during the spring semester. This is an international event, with undergraduate EU “teams” recruited from around the United States and Canada.

LCSC has been participating since 2013. This is a fun, intense weekend where you simulate real life political issues and have a great time.

This coming year students will negotiate issues discussed during Bulgaria's EU presidency of 2018.

Selection will be competitive. It is desirable to have some background or strong interest in the European Union or contemporary European affairs. The UW European Union Center and the LCSC Social Sciences Division will provide most expenses for each participant chosen. 

LCSC student talking to a large audience at the Model EU

Opening speech by the Austrian Chancellor aka LCSC Student Sandra Kelly

LCSC student sitting at a conference table

Amy Cooper as Austrian Minister of Finance negotiating EU Cohesion Policy reform

Faculty members observing students participating in the Model EU competition

Heated debate among Heads of State and Government of the European Union over a Banking Union and reforming the EU's own resources, notably changing the VAT system

Please contact Associate Professor Leif Hoffmann for an application form or with any questions.