CES enhances global learning

 Undergraduate students wishing to deepen their understanding of the issues and events shaping Europe enroll in the EURO curriculum, the only program of its kind in North Carolina.

To learn all the details,
visit our EURO section


The TAM program trains graduate students pursuing international careers in administration, diplomacy, business, policy-making, consulting, teaching, and research. Students divide their studies between UNC-CH and one of 10 partner sites in Europe.

To learn all the details,
visit our TAM section

CES advances research

As part of our mission to advance scholarship on contemporary European studies, CES supports working groups that foster both faculty research and graduate student mentoring in the profession. Every working group we fund has graduate student involvement and includes non-UNC members.

Our EU in Comparative Context working group, led by Political Science professors Liesbet Hooghe, Gary Marks, and Mike McKeown, is part of a larger project on the causes and consequences of multilevel governance. We hosted the group’s conference, Design of International Institutions, in April 2013.

Read more about CES working groups

Read more about CES conferences and workshops

CES reaches the community

WV Seminar

In March 2013 CES collaborated with World View to organize and sponsor a seminar for K-14 educators focusing on the theme Europe in Crisis? Dispelling Myths About the EU. UNC faculty and experts from the Triangle area led sessions on the politics, history, and the economies of Europe. More than 120 teachers attended, more than 20 of whom participated in a summer study program to the Balkans.

Read about K-14 outreach initiatives in our Teaching Europe section


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How FLAS fellowships enhanced my dissertation

By Sydney Conrad

Sydney Conrad of Charlotte, a PhD candidate in Italian Studies in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at UNC, was assisted by three FLAS fellowships awarded by the Center for European Studies.

Reflecting on my FLAS experience, there is only one way to describe it: extraordinary! I received the FLAS summer fellowship in 2011 and 2012 followed by the academic year fellowship in 2012. I learned Portuguese in Oporto, Portugal, at a language school called FastForward. There, I was able to experience the culture, history, and current social and economic problems of Portugal, which enhanced the language learning process and my connection […]

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As analysts review the first year for Croatia inside the European Union, meet a North Carolina man who remembers an 'unspoiled' Yugolsavia, then and now. Jack Olich would be happy to share his Croatian figs with you.

'Croatian Transplant,' an original CES video feature story

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Jack Olich