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Euro Challenge
March 23, 2018


What Is the Euro Challenge?   
An aging population in Germany? Potential independence for Catalonia in Spain? These are just two of the economic challenges that are facing policy makers in the Euro Area. The Euro Challenge, a program of the Delegation of the European Union to the United States, provides a unique opportunity for 9th and 10th grade students across the United States to tackle these challenges and to learn about the Euro Area and the countries that use its single currency, the euro.

Organized as a competition, the program invites students to step into the shoes of diplomats and economic policymakers by examining real-world economic challenges facing countries in the Euro Area. Working in teams of 3-5, students make presentations to a panel of judges about the current state of the Euro Area economy. They also select a Euro Area country, examine an economic challenge facing that country, and recommend policy prescriptions.

Teams present their findings during regional preliminary rounds, with the best teams advancing to national semifinal and final rounds held at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Winners of the final round earn monetary awards and a trip to Washington, D.C., generously funded by The Moody’s Foundation.

The competition does not require previous knowledge of economics or Europe. Students and teachers can gain access to an array of educational resources and training materials at Participation is FREE!


2018 Dates

The Midwest (Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Ohio, Wisconsin) Preliminary Round will be held on March 23, 2018 virtually.
Check for updates.

The finals will be held on April 26, 2018 in New York City.

Registration Fees: No Registration Fee!

Registration is now open. Go to to register your school or call W!SE at (212)421-2700.

National Coordinator:

W!se (Working in Support of Education)


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