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April 4-8, 2022

An initiative of the UNC-CH Center for European Studies, Europe Week brings together students, academics, and community members to examine, debate, and share knowledge on contemporary Europe and the EU. The virtual, free public events spark discussions on the transatlantic relationship, EU politics, cuisine, and contemporary culture in the EU.

Calender of Europe Week Events

2022 Schedule of Events

April 8 The First 100 Days event poster

Friday, April 8 | 12:00 pm
A deep dive into the developments of the new governing “Stoplight” Coalition in Germany with Dr. Christiane Lemke, Dr. Konrad Jarausch, and Dr. Holger Moroff.

April 5 Alumni Panel Poster

Tuesday, April 5
Alums from the EURO-TAM program share their experiences with the program, and its impact on their professional trajectories.

April 6 European Film Night Poster

Wednesday, April 6 | 5:00 pm
Join Resident Filmmaker and the short film’s Director, Simon Elvås, and Martin Johnson, UNC Assistant Professor of English & Comparative Literature, for two screenings and a Q&A. Welcoming Remarks by Serenella Iovino, Interim Chair, EURO major, and Professor of Italian Studies & Environmental Humanities

April 7 Resource Fair Poster

Thursday, April 7
Meet representatives from across campus for resources on studying, living, and working in and on Europe.

April 7 Ukraine Panel Poster

Thursday, April 7 | 5:00 pm
Join experts Dr. Maria Popova (McGill Univeristy) Dr. Adam Fagan (King’s College London), Dr. Oxana Shevel (Tufts University), Dr. Milada Vachudova (UNC-Chapel Hill), and Dr. Graeme Robertson (UNC-Chapel Hill) for a panel on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and its implications for European integration and enlargement.

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Test your knowledge of EU terms with our daily wEUrdle! Links available on Instagram & Twitter!

April 4 - April 6

April 4 – April 6
11 am- 1 pm
Meet CES staff in the GEC Atrium for European crafts, T-Shirt contests, and more!

Daily! Bingo Card

Attend Europe Week events, fill up your bingo card, and be entered into a drawing for prizes!

Europe Week 2020 Contest

We received amazing submissions for our Europe Week 2020 contest! The deadline was March 15.
This year’s topic is “What is Europe today?” Congratulations to the three winners, and three runners up!
Their entries are now posted on our Medium blog (links below).

First Place: Amy Barsanti, NC K-12 Educator
“The ABCs of What Europe Means to Me”

Second Place: Shannon Conlon, UNC TAM Student
“The Great Migration Story”

Third Place: Lydia Cwalina, PA K-12 Student
“Old into New”

Runners-up (In alphabetical order):
Eric Ghilani, “Diversity in Europe
Drew Lopuszynski, “Poland Poem
Patrick Lucas, “Then and Now

More Details

2020 Schedule of Virtual Events

Our in-person events have been canceled. We appreciate all who joined us for our live virtual events!
We also recorded our two live talks. Click on the individual event links below to access the recordings.

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Monday, March 30
Online | Please RSVP by 9am on 3/30

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Wednesday, April 1
Online via Facebook Live (on Moissonneur Deperles’ Facebook Page)

A Look Back: Europe Week 2019

Read the winning essays from the 2019 Europe Today essay contest! UNC alum Maura Kitchens writes about borders and the EU, Charlotte high school student Aisha Mahmood weighs in on the concept of “the United States of Europe,” and exchange student Julien Rochowicz discusses the EU and American imperialism.

2019 Schedule of Events

Saturday, April 6
Varsity Theater

Sunday, April 7
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1005
RSVP required

Monday, April 8
FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium

Tuesday, April 9
Ackland Art Museum
Featuring special presentation on European textiles
RSVP required

Wednesday, April 10
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1005

Thursday, April 11
Chapel Hill Public Library

Friday, April 12
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1005

Europe Week Closing Reception
Celebrating the EU Through Sights, Sounds and Stories

Friday, April 12
FedEx Global Education Center, Atrium

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“Getting To Know Europe” Grant (Delegation of the European Union to the US), US Department of Education, UNC College of Arts & Sciences, Ackland Art Museum, Carolina Advocates for Gender Equity (CAGE), Carolina Public Humanities, Diversity and Student Success in The Graduate School (UNC), European Horizons, UNC Center for Global Initiatives, UNC Center for Slavic, Eurasian & East European Studies, UNC Curriculum in Global Studies, UNC Dept of English and Comparative Literature, UNC Dept of Germanic & Slavic Languages & Literatures, UNC Dept of Music, UNC Dept of Political Science, UNC Dept of Romance Studies, UNC Dept of Women’s & Gender Studies, UNC Global, UNC LGBTQ Center, UNC Sexuality and Gender Alliance, University Libraries, Brännpunkt Europa, Chapel Hill Public Library, Flyleaf Books, Foreign Language Association of North Carolina (FLANC), International Focus, Inc., National Humanities Center, Town of Chapel Hill