The Euro Challenge is an exciting 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.
Launched in 2006, the Euro Challenge is a program of the Delegation of the European Union to the United States in partnership with The Moody’s Foundation, Working in support of Education (w!se) and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. W!se is the National Coordinator of the Euro Challenge. The Program is also supported by BNP Paribas, Credit Suisse, the University of Washington, the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Illinois, the University of Texas at Austin, Florida International University, Rutgers University, the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh, the World Affairs Council of Charlotte, the World Affairs Council of Seattle, the Texas Council of Economic Education, the Council of Economic Education of Rhode Island, the Maryland Council of Economic Education, the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta (Miami Branch), the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (Detroit Branch).