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Euro Challenge 2015

2014-15 Euro Challenge Information Flyer for IL & Midwest teams (except MI) (.pdf)
Euro Challenge 2014-15 promotional flyer (.pdf)
Euro Challenge Brochure (.pdf)

Timeline & Calendar of Important Dates for Il & Midwest Teams (except MI) (.pdf)

Register now!

Registartion Deadline: December 31, 2014.


Join Euro Challenge competition and get a chance to win

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

Welcome to the Euro Challenge 2015

Welcome to the Euro Challenge 2015 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?

Learning resources and support

How do you find out more? How to Register?

Registration is now open. Register here. Registration Deadline: December 31, 2014. December, 2014. For more information about the competition in Illinois, please


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



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 EUCE Network Coordinator 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 2015.

**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.

Previous Years' Euro Challenges

Euro Challenge 2014

Euro Challenge 2013

Euro Challenge 2012

Euro Challenge 2011

Euro Challenge 2010

Euro Challenge 2009