Midwest Model EU

Students compete at the 2022 Midwest Model EU competition.

What is the European Union? How does the EU make policies, add new members, or enforce laws? How does the EU "speak with one voice" on issues pertaining to the war in Ukraine and an energy crisis at home? The Nanovic Institute's 1.0 credit course, Model EU, will tackle these questions while preparing students to practice EU policy making first hand. Students will practice negotiation, problem solving, and public speaking skills through in-class debates over EU policy areas and laws. 

Students will spend the first half of the semester learning about EU Institutions, how they work together, and the role of member states in EU policymaking. The class will then receive a country delegation assignment and will prepare to participate in the Midwest Model EU Simulation as a delegation representing the policy positions of that country within the EU. Individual students will take on roles such as foreign minister, president, economics minister, and more and join students from across the Midwest in person at IU Bloomington from March 23-25. The Nanovic Institute will cover travel to and lodging during the simulation. 


Students must register for EURO 30006 Model EU to participate.