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Spring 2017

Apr 17-21
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Lunch Brown Bag

Thu, Apr 20 | 12 pm 

School of Social Work, Room 2015, 1010 W. Nevada St.

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The impact of political climate on the resilience of refugees, unaccompanied minors, immigrants

Lucia Maldonado, Urbana School District

Ha Ho, East Central Illinois Refugee Mutual Assistance Center
Mike Doyle, Campus YMCA
Pizza and drinks will be provided at this event.

Sponsored by the School of Social Work and the European Union Center

Film Screening

Thu, April 20 | 4 pm

English Building, Rm 109
608 S Wright

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Dialogue: A Polish-Jewish Film Series
"Austeria" (1982)

The film will be introduced by Diana Scailowski and followed by discussion.

Previous Film Screenings in the series were: 

Ida (2013) -- January 26
The Innocents (2016) -- February 9th
The Hourglass Sanatorium (1973) -- February 23rd
Little Rose (2010) -- March 9th
Ida was introduced by George Gasyna, The Innocents by Priscilla Charrat, The Hourglass Sanatorium by Alexandra van Doren, and Little Rose by Lizy Mostowski.
All films have English subtitles.
Each film screening is be followed by a thoughtful discussion on the topic of the film. All are welcome to attend.
Free pizza will be provided by the Program in Jewish Culture and Society.
Sponsored by the European Union Center & the Program in Jewish Culture and Society. Organized by Lizy Mostowski



  Upcoming Events



Fri, April 28 | 9 am-5 pm

Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 FLB (9 am-2:30 pm) and 304 English Building (3 pm-5 pm)

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Spaces of Remembering the Armenian Genocide

This event aims to foster interdisciplinary and transnational discussions on remembering the Armenian Genocide across time, space, and place. It will address how memories of this genocide travel across media and form (film, literature, art, and photography) and how they are referenced across intersectional lines to also bring to the fore other histories of collective violence.Conference program and information about the speakers are on the HGMS blog

Organized by the Holocaust, Genocide, Memory Studies Initiative and the Future of Trauma and Memory Studies reading group; Co-Sponsored by: LAS Conference Support Program; School of Literatures, Cultures, Linguistics Small Colloquia; CAS; National Association for Armenian Studies and Research; Beckman Institute; Department of Comparative Literature; German Department; Department of English; Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center; Department of History; Graduate College; European Union Center

Related Events


REEEC New Directions Lecture

Mon, April 17 | 4pm

International Studies Bldg., Rm 101, 910 S Fifth St.


The Yugoslav Gulag: The Goli otok (Barren Island) Labor Camp, 1949-1956

Speaker: Martin Previsic, Assistant Professor of History, University of Zagreb

For abstract and speaker's bio, please visit here.

Sponsored by the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center (REEEC)



EUC Social Media Highlight


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EUC Washington D.C Trip

As a part of the professional development of our Master of Arts in European Union Studies (MAEUS) students, the European Union Center offers students the opportunity for a trip to Washington D.C. in the Spring semester. This year's trip happened from March 21 to the 25. Read participating MAEUS students' observations on the EUC blog here. Entries on previous DC trips can be found here.
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Master of Arts in European Union Studies

Apply now! 

Apply Now: Master of Arts in European Union Studies

Deadline Extended: May 15th, 2017

The European Union Center at the University of Illinois offers the only Master of Arts in European Union Studies (MAEUS) program in the Western Hemisphere. Five full-time staff members support small cohorts of talented students with academic and professional guidance, facilitate funding opportunities through FLAS fellowships and assistantships, help to connect students with the world-class faculty at UIUC, and frequently introduce students to visiting officials and scholars on campus.

MAEUS alumni are well placed to land jobs in business, government, higher education, and non-profits.

Why choose the MAEUS program?

  • Students can research in a wide range of disciplines
  • Students can pursue joint degrees with professional schools
  • Students have the opportunity to participate in professionalization events, including yearly trips to Washington DC and exclusive meetings with ambassadors and diplomats during our Center’s annual EU Day.
  • Dynamic academic program that gives students regular opportunities to present their research and courses tailored to student interests and current events.
  • The program offers assistance with study abroad opportunities with multiple institutions throughout the EU, including the consortium of universities in Vienna and the Catholic University of Leuven.
  • Funding opportunities include FLAS fellowships and EUC graduate assistantships, as well as funding from other academic departments on campus

It’s not too late to join our program for Fall 2017! Start your application today!

For more information on the application and how to apply, please visit our website here.

For student testimonials about their experience with our program, please click here.

Additional Questions? Email our Academic Programs Coordinator Neil Vander Most for more information!

Conversation Tables
Coffee Hours

Italian Coversation Group
Italian Conversation Group meets Wednesdays during spring semester, except for the Wednesday of spring break, March 20-24. All levels are welcome! 5:30-6:30 pm. Espresso Royale, 1117 W. Oregon St., Urbana. Contact Keren Garcia.

Conversation Table in Modern Greek
Students are invited to practice conversational Modern Greek with native speakers and get fluency. This is also an excellent opportunity for students from past years to maintain and refine their language skills. Meetings take place at Espresso Royale, 1117 W. Oregon Street, every other Thursday from 5-6 p.m., except the Thursday of Spring Break Week (March 20-24), through Thursday, April 27. Next mtg. is on Apr 27.  

If you would like to announce your Spring 2017 conversation tables & coffee hours, please send the information to Sebnem Ozkan.





European Union Center
University of Illinois
328 International Studies Building MC-429
910 S. Fifth St.
Champaign, IL 61820
P: (217)265-7515
F: (217)333-6270

If you would like to announce an
event through the EUC e-Weekly,
please send the information by no later than the prior Thursday of the event to: 

Sebnem Ozkan | Phone: (217) 244-0570 |

The European Union Center (EUC) is a
National Resource Center, funded through a U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant,
and a Jean Monnet Center of Excellence funded through the European Union.
The EUC is also funded in part by a "Getting to Know Europe" grant from the Delegation of the EU to the US.