Europe Week at Carolina

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

March 29-April 2, 2020

Note: In-person Europe Week events have been canceled. Check back for details on virtual engagement.

An initiative of the UNC-CH Center for European Studies, Europe Week brings together students, academics, and community members to examine, eat, drink, debate, and share knowledge on contemporary Europe and the EU. The films, art and public talks spark discussions on social justice, the transatlantic relationship, environmentalism, and contemporary culture in the EU. Student performances, photos and community stories showcase local connections to Europe.

 

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?” Winners to be announced soon!

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2020 Schedule of Virtual Events

Our in-person events have been canceled, but we hope you join us for our live virtual events!
We’ll also be recording our two talks if you’d prefer to watch them later.

 

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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 YouTube Live


 

2020 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)! 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.

 

Poetry/Story Readings

Hear our Europe Week contest winners read their work! Recordings coming soon.

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


 

2020 Schedule of In-Person Events (All Canceled)

Please note: In-person Europe Week events have been canceled. Check back for details on virtual engagement.

 

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Sunday, March 29
11:30am-1:30pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1005
Please RSVP by Friday, March 20.

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Monday, March 30
12:00pm
The Pit (next to Carolina Union & Student Stores)

 

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Monday, March 30
5:30pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Auditorium

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Tuesday, March 31
11:45am-12:15pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Atrium

 

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Tuesday, March 31
12:30pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 3009
Note: This event has been canceled.

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Tuesday, March 31
5:30pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1005
Note: This event has been canceled.

 

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Wednesday, April 1
11:30am-12:30pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Atrium

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Wednesday, April 1
5:30pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1005
Note: This event has been canceled.

 

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Thursday, April 2
11:30am-12:30pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Atrium

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Thursday, April 2
5:30pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Atrium

 
 


 

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

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

 


 
 

     Funded by the generous Getting to Know Europe grant from the European Union Delegation to the United States.


 

ORGANIZERS

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EURO Major Logo 2016 Carolina Blue
 
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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