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Eurochallenge is an exciting educational opportunity for high school students (grades 9 & 10) to learn about the European Union – the largest trading partner of the US – and its single currency, the euro. The program introduces students of global studies, world history, European studies, and to the field of 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 North Carolina teachers, as teachers enlisting a team in the Euro Challenge are eligible to be awarded a free trip to Brussels in the summer.

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 cash prizes 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 access an array of educational resources and training materials on the Euro Challenge website.

The North Carolina European Union Center of Excellence is proud to offer an online "textbook" intended as an introduction to economics for teachers and students in high school grades and up. Explore the Euro Economics website.

Register for the Euro Challenge competition online at www.euro-challenge.org/registration.html. For more information about the competition in the North Carolina/Southeast region, contact europe@unc.edu.

Visit the Euro Challenge Official Site

Acknowledgement of support: The Euro Challenge is a program of the Delegation of the European Union to the United States of America.