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Join Euro Challenge competition and get a chance to win
CASH PRIZES & TRAVEL TO NEW YORK CITY


Teachers of top IL team will win a chance to go on a
Study Tour to EUROPE*

Informational Conference Call on September 26, 2013 -- read the conference call recap here.

Expense-paid teacher orientation workshop in Chicago on December 9, 2013-- register now!

Registration deadline for the workshop: November 29, 2013

REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR THE 2013 COMPETITION: December 31, 2013.

Welcome to the Euro Challenge 2014

Welcome to the Euro Challenge 2014 an exciting educational opportunity for high schools students (grades 9 & 10) to learn about the European Union (EU) – the largest trading partner of the US – and its single currency, the euro. The program offers students of global studies, economics, world history/geography or European studies a unique experience that moves them out of the classroom into the real world.

For the competition, students research problems and solutions to Europe's economic challenges. A team of three to five students presents its findings in a competition format. The best teams from each region travel to NYC to compete in the national finals at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Conditional on an annual grant, winning teams can win awards and a trip to Washington generously offered by the Moody's Foundation.

The competition requires no previous knowledge of economics or Europe, and students and teachers can acess an array of educational resources and training materials on the competition website: http://www.euro-challenge.org

What's in it for students and teachers?

2014 EURO CHALLENGE CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Dates & Times

Event

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Time: 4:30 pm CST

The dial-in codes for the call are:
1) Dial (712) 432-0360
2) Enter code “563971” and hit the # sign

Read the conference call recap here.

Informational Conference Call for Teachers

Representatives from the EU Delegation and W!SE will discuss this year’s new program features and share other important information and dates. The call is mainly for teachers.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Time: 10am - 3pm (9:30-10:00am registration)

Register here (Deadline: November 29, 2013)

Workshop flyer

Teacher Orientation Workshop for Midwest Schools

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, 230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL 60604

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Deadline for registering for the 2014 competition

Contact:

David Anderson
Email: danderson@wise-ny.org
Phone : 212.421.2700

visit the link below to enroll your school:
www.euro-challenge.org/registration.html

Friday, January 10, 2014

Deadline for sending students’ challenge issue and country issue selection

Contact:

David Anderson
Email: danderson@wise-ny.org
Phone : 212.421.2700

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Time: TBA

Regional (Midwest) Preliminary Round

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, 230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL 60604

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Time: Morning

Euro Challenge Semifinal Round

Federal Reserve Bank of New York
33 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10045

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Time: Afternoon

Euro Challenge Final Round

Federal Reserve Bank of New York
33 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10045

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Time: Evening

Recognition and Awards Reception

The Moody’s Corporation
7 WTC at 250 Greenwich Street New York, NY 10007

Learning resources and support

How do you find out more? How to Register?

Registration deadline for the 2014 competition is December 31, 2013. For more information about the competition and to register for the 2014 Euro Challenge please

CONTACT

Sebnem Ozkan (asozkan@illinois.edu; 217-244-0570)
at the University of Illinois European Union Center (www.euc.illinois.edu)

and visit the link below to enroll your school:
www.euro-challenge.org/registration.html

 

sponsors

wise

The Euro Challenge is a program of the Delegation of the European Union to the United States of America. It is managed by Working in Support of Education and run with the help of regional partner organizations. The program is run by the University of Illinois European Union Center, in partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, in Illinois.

* The Study Tour to Europe is funded by the European Commission’s European Union Center of Excellence grant and organized by the UNC-CH EUCE on behalf of the Network of EU Centers of Excellence. Teachers who have participated in previous Study Tours to Europe organized by the University of Illinois European Union Center are welcome and encouraged to participate in the euro challenge competition but are not eligible to join the Study Tour to Europe in Summer 2014.

**The University of Illinois EU Center has funds to cover expenses for Illinois teacers only. Limited travel grants and substitute teacher fees available, apply early! If you are a Wisconsin or Indiana teacher, please contact Csanád Siklós at the European Studies Alliance at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and 812-856-3832 at the Indiana University European Union Center respectively. If you are from another Midwest state, please contact Sebnem Ozkan at the University of Illinois EU Center.