Host an EU2U Training!

As part of our concerted effort to spread knowledge about the European Union and contemporary Europe to North Carolina, the Center for European Studies (CES) offers EU2U! training sessions on a wide variety of issues pertaining to the EU. These professional development sessions are offered to educators and students at K-12 schools, community colleges, HBCU/MSIs, four-year universities and professional schools. We are also open to working with educational non-profits and business with a European focus. CES tailors the sessions’ content to match audience interest. With these session, we will come to your classroom or workplace free of cost thanks to generous grants from the European Union and Title VI (US Federal) Grants. Recipients will also get copies of our Teaching the EU Toolkits to help ground the content with practical lesson plans and activities.

Here are a few guidelines and FAQs about our sessions:

Who Can Book One: Any North Carolina school or department – K-12 or higher education.

  • Priority will be given to underserved school districts/areas (Title I Schools, Community Colleges, HBCU/MSIs) and those beyond the Research Triangle.
  • We are also open to considering local non-profits and businesses looking to expand their knowledge of contemporary Europe and the EU.

Cost: FREE! No booking fees or travel expenses required.

  • For K-12 educators, we cannot pay for subs. Please note this when scheduling.

Length: Normally half-day workshops (generally about 2 hours).

  • We are flexible on this if you have certain scheduling needs or want a more/less intensive session.

Target Audience: Priority is PD trainings for teachers, faculty and administrators.

  • We are open to also presenting to student and other audiences.

Content: Europe + Your choice of topic

  • Intro covers the basics about contemporary Europe and the European Union.
  • The rest of the presentation is tailored to suit your needs. You have space below to write about your interests. Previous topics covered include Brexit, the Refugee Crisis, Trade, Nationalism, etc.

Presenters/Format: CES staff member and/or UNC faulty member

  • Lecture-based presentations (given the complex subject matter)
  • Includes interactive activities, questions, and videos to make presentations as engaging as possible

What CES asks of host organizations: Help with scheduling & promotion!

  • This means finding a topic, time and space that works for you and your colleagues. CES will create a digital flyer and sign-up sheet to pass along to help promote the event.

If you would like to host an EU2U! session at your institution, please complete this short interest form. A CES staff member will typically reach out to you within a few business days with further details. If you have other questions about these sessions, feel free to email

Dr. Holger Moroff (UNC History) speaks at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ Curriculum Day on August 17, 2017.