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March 18-22, 2024

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. These free public events spark discussions on the transatlantic relationship, EU politics, cuisine, and contemporary culture in the EU.
 

2024 Schedule of Events

Monday, March 18 | 5:30pm | FedEx GEC 1005
Join CES for a screening of Futur Drei, followed by a discussion with GSLL faculty. CLE credit eligible.

Tuesday, March 19 | 5:30pm | FedEx GEC 1005
Join scholars Christiane Lemke, Jonrad Jarausch, Mark Vail, and EPLO Head Walter Gaetz for a panel discussion on EU energy policy.

Thursday, March 21 | 5:30pm | GEC 1005
Guest lecturer Max Czollek will discuss dominant German narratives of integration, migration, and minority culture in relation to contemporary German-Jewish culture.

Friday, March 22 | 5:30 pm | FedEx GEC 1005
Graduates of the TAM program discuss the degree’s impact on their career trajectory. Networking reception to follow.
RSVP required


March 27-31, 2023

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. These free public events spark discussions on the transatlantic relationship, EU politics, cuisine, and contemporary culture in the EU.
 

2023 Schedule of Events

Monday, March 27 | 11:30am-1:30pm | The Pit
Join us in the pit for a mime show!

Monday, March 27 | 12pm | FedEx GEC 4003
Five European students from the TransAtlantic Masters program share their experiences with UNC, America, and more!
RSVP required

Tuesday, March 28 | 12pm | The Pit
Current students from the EURO-TAM program share their experiences with the program, and its impact on their professional trajectories.

Tuesday, March 28 | 5:30 pm | FedEx GEC 4003
A European cheese tasting catered by the Cheese Shop!
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Wednesday, March 29 | 12pm-2pm | The Pit
Come out to the Pit from 12pm-2pm to see the Carolina Irish Dance Association in action!

Wednesday, March 29 | 5:30 pm | FedEx GEC #1015
The US is asking for a stronger European pillar in Nato but is weary of any strategic autonomy. How can this and other transatlantic conundrums be resolved? Reception and refreshments to follow!

Thursday, March 30 | 12:00pm | FedEx GEC #4003
Join us for a guest lecture by Susanna Lindroos-Hovinheimo, Professor of Public Law at the University of Helsinki.

Friday, March 31 | 5:00pm | FedEx GEC #1005
Please join us for our Spring Transatlantic Masters Program Alumni Panel. Reception and refreshments to follow.

March 27-31 | FedEx GEC Atrium Big Screan
Walk your way through European cities with these virtual tours!


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
5:30pm
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
11:00am–2:00pm
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!

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Explore the EU and Contemporary Europe’s People, Places, and Politics

April 12-15, 2021

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.


2021 Schedule of Virtual Events

All 2021 events were recorded!
Please visit our YouTube playlist to access the recordings.

Europe Week 2021 is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. It is co-sponsored by the UNC Curriculum in Global Studies, the UNC Curriculum in Peace, War, and Defense, the UNC Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures, the UNC Department of Romance Studies, UNC Global, and the UNC Russian Flagship Program.


Virtual Europe Week Resources

We’ve compiled a variety of Europe-related resources for you.

In need of a dance party? Soothing tunes? Put on our Europe Week playlist — there’s something for everyone (and you can add your own recommendations)!

From classics like Good Bye Lenin to documentaries like The European, our list has you covered.

Fika (Swedish Coffee Break)

Watch a video of local experts making Swedish waffles on Våffeldagen (Waffle Day)! Follow along with the written recipe. And make your own chocolate treats with their recipe.

The Louvre, the Rijksmuseum, the Uffizi Gallery — the list goes on! Explore Europe’s fanciest museums from your home.

Read our Europe Week 2020 contest winners and runners up!

Follow the clues to find out who stole our EU sunglasses!

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European orchestras brought to you! Enjoy our list of 5 top orchestras that have taken to the digital airwaves.

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Play this European trivia Kahoot set on your own time!


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
12:00-1:00pm
Online | Please RSVP by 9am on 3/30

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Wednesday, April 1
4:30-5:15pm
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
4:30pm
Varsity Theater

Sunday, April 7
11:30am-1:30pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1005
RSVP required

Monday, April 8
5:30pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium

Tuesday, April 9
5:30pm
Ackland Art Museum
Featuring special presentation on European textiles
RSVP required

Wednesday, April 10
5:30pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1005

Thursday, April 11
5:30-7pm
Chapel Hill Public Library

Friday, April 12
9:30am
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1005

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

Friday, April 12
5:30pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Atrium


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ORGANIZERS

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2019 CO-SPONSORS

 

“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