Sign up for the Euro Challenge Competition
You are invited to participate in the Euro Challenge 2014, an exciting educational opportunity for 9th- and 10th-grade high school students to learn about the European Union (EU) and its single currency, the euro. The program introduces students of global studies, world history or European studies economics and offers a unique learning experience that moves them out of the classroom into the real world. The competition is also an excellent opportunity for teachers, as teachers enlisting a team in the Euro Challenge are eligible to be awarded a free trip to Brussels next summer. Help your students experience the history that is unfolding before our eyes in the euro area!
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 New York City 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. Students from schools in almost 20 states compete in the Challenge.
The competition requires no previous knowledge of economics or Europe, and students and teachers can access an array of educational resources and training materials on the Euro Challenge website. To help students and educators prepare, free orientations at UNC-Chapel Hill, webinars and news flashes are also provided during the year.
The North Carolina European Union Center of Excellence is proud to offer an online Euro Economics “textbook” intended as an introduction to economics for teachers and students in high school grades and up.