Euro Challenge

Ages:High School

Types:Submission, Presentation

Categories:economics, Global Affairs, politics & government

Scope:National

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

Euro Challenge is an educational opportunity for 9th and 10th grade high school students to learn about the European Union (EU) and the euro. Teams of three to five students are asked to make presentations answering specific questions about the European economy and the single currency, the euro. They are also asked to pick one member country of the “euro area” (the 19 EU member countries that have adopted the euro so far), to examine an economic problem at the country level, and to identify policies for responding to that problem.

The Euro Challenge competition for 9th and 10th grade high school students tests their knowledge and understanding of the European economy and the euro, the currency shared by 19 countries of the Euro Area. For the 2018 Euro Challenge competition, which will take place in the spring of 2018, student teams will be asked to make 15-minute presentations during which they are required to:

  1. Describe the current economic situation in the euro area.
  2. Select one economic-related challenge confronting the euro area as a whole (see list below), and pick one of the 19 member countries of the euro area to illustrate that challenge.
  3. Recommend a policy or policies for addressing the challenge you identified in the country you selected. Be sure to include in your recommendation a discussion of how having a single currency may or may not affect the policy choices for addressing the challenge.
Teams can choose one of the following economic-related challenges:
  • Promoting Investment and Innovation
  • Demographics and an Aging Workforce
  • Banking Union and Financial Stability
  • Globalization and Migration
  • What Role Does Fiscal Policy Play in Promoting Growth?
  • Tackling High Unemployment
  • Living with a Single Monetary Policy
  • How to Overcome Slow Growth?
  • Inequality and Social Spending
Depending on which Euro Challenge Region you are a member of, presentations can be made either in person during the preliminary round of the competition or remotely via video conferencing. The video conferencing presentations will be made on the same day as the on-site competition for regions conducting a Hybrid Competition. For regions conducting a Virtual Competition, a competition date will be decided where all video conferencing will take place. In all rounds, following their presentations, teams must participate in a 10 minute question and answer session conducted by a panel of judges who are educators or experts in European economic affairs.

Teams are judged  based on their presentation on their challenge topic. See the competition website for more details.
This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Website: https://www.euro-challenge.org

Managing Organization: Wise

Contact:
Ethan Goebel
egoebel@wise-ny.org

Entry Fee:

This competition is open to students in High School.

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

Overview

Euro Challenge is an educational opportunity for 9th and 10th grade high school students to learn about the European Union (EU) and the euro. Teams of three to five students are asked to make presentations answering specific questions about the European economy and the single currency, the euro. They are also asked to pick one member country of the “euro area” (the 19 EU member countries that have adopted the euro so far), to examine an economic problem at the country level, and to identify policies for responding to that problem.

Process

The Euro Challenge competition for 9th and 10th grade high school students tests their knowledge and understanding of the European economy and the euro, the currency shared by 19 countries of the Euro Area. For the 2018 Euro Challenge competition, which will take place in the spring of 2018, student teams will be asked to make 15-minute presentations during which they are required to:
  1. Describe the current economic situation in the euro area.
  2. Select one economic-related challenge confronting the euro area as a whole (see list below), and pick one of the 19 member countries of the euro area to illustrate that challenge.
  3. Recommend a policy or policies for addressing the challenge you identified in the country you selected. Be sure to include in your recommendation a discussion of how having a single currency may or may not affect the policy choices for addressing the challenge.
Teams can choose one of the following economic-related challenges:
  • Promoting Investment and Innovation
  • Demographics and an Aging Workforce
  • Banking Union and Financial Stability
  • Globalization and Migration
  • What Role Does Fiscal Policy Play in Promoting Growth?
  • Tackling High Unemployment
  • Living with a Single Monetary Policy
  • How to Overcome Slow Growth?
  • Inequality and Social Spending
Depending on which Euro Challenge Region you are a member of, presentations can be made either in person during the preliminary round of the competition or remotely via video conferencing. The video conferencing presentations will be made on the same day as the on-site competition for regions conducting a Hybrid Competition. For regions conducting a Virtual Competition, a competition date will be decided where all video conferencing will take place. In all rounds, following their presentations, teams must participate in a 10 minute question and answer session conducted by a panel of judges who are educators or experts in European economic affairs.

Criteria

Teams are judged  based on their presentation on their challenge topic. See the competition website for more details.

Awards

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Participate

Website: https://www.euro-challenge.org

Managing Organization: Wise

Contact:
Ethan Goebel
egoebel@wise-ny.org

Entry Fee:

This competition is open to students in High School.

Deadlines

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.