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Spring 2015
April 20-24

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    Events This Week

European Movie Night

Mon, Apr 20; 5:30pm

Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 FLB, 707 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana

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eurochannelEuroChannel Shorts: Youth in Europe

The Eurochannel Short Films Tour is back for its sixth edition, with a special programming theme: Youth in Europe.

The Eurochannel Short Films Tour is already a successful Eurochannel trademark. As a unique event, the tour invites viewers and talented directors on a stirring tour of Europe through short films: directors will be the guides and viewers will be touring through their screens. On the Eurochannel Short Films Tour, viewers will discover Europe, hear all its languages, and experience inspiring stories that will move them and invite them to reflect on a wide range of topics. 

Cultural Heritage Lecture

Wed, Apr 22; 4-5pm

Center for Advanced Study, 912 W. Illinois St., Urbana

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Culture and Europe: The Policy Context

Speaker: Jacqueline Pacaud, European Heritage Label/European Commission, Directorate General for Education and Culture, Brussels.

Speaker bio and abstract

CHAMP Conference

Th, Apr 23; 9am-6pm

Room 314, Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., Urbana

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Entrepreneurial Heritage and the Information Economy

Heritage has entered a new stage of expediency, efficiency, and entrepreneurship. Although countries still scramble and compete to get their historic monuments inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, “site preservation” is no longer the driving impetus for listing as it was when the World Heritage Convention was drafted in 1972 and for decades following.

These shifting dynamics merit analysis and discussion. CHAMP offers this conference as a vehicle for their exploration. Please visit the website for speaker information, talk titles, and conference details. Conference program is also avaibale here (.pdf)

Co-Sponsored by the European Union Center

EUC Lecture Series

Fri, Apr 24; 12 pm

Room 407, Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., Urbana

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EUC Lecture Series: European Union Initiatives and Tools in the Culture Field

Speaker: Jacqueline Pacaud, European Heritage Label/European Commission, Directorate General for Education and Culture, Brussels

Speaker bio and abstract

  Upcoming Events

EUC Lecture Series

Fri, May 1; 12 pm

Lucy Ellis Lounge (Room 1080), FLB, 707 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana

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EUC Lecture Series: "Europe's new approach on the migration issue"

Speaker: Romina Spina, journalist for Neue Zürcher Zeitung

A surge in the number of migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea to reach Europe forces the European Union to rethink its approach on immigration. Existing procedures, largely aimed at enforcing strict border control rather than addressing humanitarian needs, are insufficient to adequately assist migrants arriving from Africa and the Middle East. Efforts to correct these shortcomings occur at a time when populist political forces with strong anti-immigration views are on the rise across member states.

Professional Development Workshop for local/regional public school teachers

Sat, May 2

Room 201 (General Lounge), Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., Urbana

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The Experience of Revolution: Imagining, Seeking, and Making Utopia

The workshop for local/regional public school teachers will explore questions of revolution and utopia across history and across the globe, with a particular focus on primary sources that bring people's motives and experiences to life and can awaken student thinking and exploration. The workshop will include an overview of how the concepts of "revolution" and "utopia" have been imagined by people in different social, historical, and geographic contexts. 


Mark Steinberg, Department of History, UIUC
Sundiata Cha-Jua, Department of History and Department of African American Studies, UIUC
Jessica Greenberg, Department of Anthropology, UIUC
Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi, Department of History and Department of Sociology, UIUC
Linda Herrera, Department of Education Policy and Organization, UIUC

Additional event information and registration

This workshop offers ISBE professional development units for participating teachers.

Co-Sponsored by the European Union Center

  Related Events

REEEC Noontime Scholars Lecture

Tu, Apr 21, 12pm

101 ISB, 910 S. Fifth St., Champaign

Language, Linguistics, and Ideology in Eastern Europe and Beyond 

SpeakerHans Hoch, Professor Emeritus in Linguistics, Illinois


Worldwide Reading Commemoration

Tu, Apr 21, 6pm

Room 109,Jewish Studies Conference Room, English Building, Urbana

Worldwide Reading Commemorating the Centenary of the Armenian Genocide 

We invite students, faculty, and staff across the UIUC campus to participate in a worldwide reading of Armenian literature on April 21st, 2015 to commemorate the centenary of the Armenian Genocide initiated by The International Literature Festival Berlin (ilb) and the Lepsiushaus Potsdam and sponsored locally by The Initiative in Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies and the Future of Trauma and Memory Studies reading group.

We welcome readers and would like to see many languages represented. Familiarity with Armenian literature is not required. Please email Helen Makhdoumian by April 17th at traumaandmemory@gmail.com if you would like to participate and indicate language preference. 

Visit the website for more information.

Leighton Lecture on Ethics and Leadership

Wed, Apr 22, 4pm

141 Wohlers Hall, 1206 S. 6th St., Champaign

Doing Ethics in an Imperfect World: The United Nations Experience 

SpeakerJoan Elise Dubinsky, Chief Ethics Officer, United Nations

Speaker bio

Illinois International Workshops

Th, Apr 30; 9-11am & Th, June 4; 3-5pm

Room 411, 507 E. Green St., Champaign

Working with International Students 

April 30th - Front Line Staff
June 4th - Advising
These are interactive workshops designed to teach basic intercultural communication skills, and expand your insight about the changing student demographic at Illinois. The goals of the workshop are to gain knowledge and skills that will help staff interact effectively with international students. More specifically, you will (a) learn more about who our international student community and why they are important to the campus, (b) increase your awareness of cultural differences, (c) hear personal stories from international students about their experiences on campus, and (d) participate in activities designed to help you communicate effectively with international students. In addition, you’ll be referred to campus resources for staff and faculty who work with and support international students. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions and talk with other Illinois staff about the opportunities and challenges related to working with the international students in your unit.
Space is limited, so please complete our free registration to reserve your place. Visit the website for more details.
    EUC Blog
EUC Blog Highlights

ViennaVisit to University of Vienna 

A joint workshop between Vice Rector Fassman, a professor at the University of Vienna, and his colleagues from Illinois took place during the visit of the delegation of the University of Illinois on February 11, 2015. This meeting was, among other things, for preparing the extension of the 2002 Cooperation Agreement between the University of Illinois and a consortium of Austrian universities. Read more on the EUC blog!

As always, we invite you to join the conversation by leaving comments and sharing posts with others!



New Summer Online Course: Politics of the European Union

What is the European Union?
Find out!

Register for
EURO/PS 385 - Politics of the European Union (ONLINE)
this summer.
June 15-August 6, 2015

The EU Center and Political Science Department are pleased to offer a Summer ’15 online course to help students understand what the EU is, why it is there, where it is going – and why it matters. This 8-week course provides an in-depth introduction to this unique governmental system.

What will you learn in this online class?

The history of the European Union
Ever heard of the empty chair crisis and the Maastricht treaty?

The theories of European integration
Learn how to explain why the European Union was created and where it is going in the future.

The main institutions of the EU
The European Council, the European Commission, and the European Parliament.

The main policies of the European Union
Why is there an economic crisis in Europe? What is the role of the EU in immigration policy and culture? Does the European Union have a military?

Connect with students from across the campus as you study this fascinating topic from the comfort of your own home. We hope to connect with you this summer!

For more information, contact the instructor, Dr. Kostas Kourtikakis, at kkourtik@illinois.edu or visit the EU Center website.
The flyer for the course is available online [.pdf]

Fellowship Information Session

Fulbright International Scholarship Info Session at UIUC
Interested in researchteaching, or graduate work abroad? Come learn about Fulbright, the premiere U.S. academic exchange to 140 countries around the world!
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards approximately 1,900 full scholarships annually to students for studies, research, or English teaching in every region of the world.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens and either seniors, graduate/professional students, or alumni.  Please see the Fulbright page on our website for more information.
The National and International Scholarships Program will provide a Fulbright workshop featuring advice from recent Illinois Fulbright recipients. There will be lots of time to get your questions answered and enjoy free pizza! The session is targeted to juniorsseniors, and graduate/professional students who wish to explore Fulbright opportunities and begin preparing materials for the Fulbright Priority Deadline of June 29, 2015 for grants beginning in fall 2016.
When: April 21, 5:00pm
Where: 180 Bevier Hall

Call for Papers

Theorizing the European Neighbourhood Policy                                  
Proposal Deadline: May 15

The College of Europe, Department of EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies, invites papers for this international conference that will take place at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium, September 17-18, 2015.

The conference aims to contribute to the further development of EU external relations theory by explaining the origins, development, (in)effectiveness, differentiation and (in)consistency of the ENP from various theoretical perspectives. Selected papers will be edited and published.

Visit the website for more information.

Call for Applications

Master Class on EU Cohesion Policy                                    
Application Deadline: May 5
The Regional Studies Association is pleased to announce the 2015 OPEN DAYS Master Class and call for Applications. 
Following the success of previous years, we invite again PhD students and Early Career Researchers (being within five years of the date on their PhD certificate) to apply for this year’s Master Class held as part of the 2015 OPEN DAYS in Brussels 12-15 October 2015. 
The Master Class will be organized by the European Commission, DG for Regional and Urban Policy, the European Committee of the Regions (CoR), the Regional Studies Association (RSA), the European Regional Science Association (ERSA) and the Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP). 
Thaiothe OPEN DAYS Master Class ito improvthunderstandinoEUCohesioPolicy anits research potential among selected European PhD students anearly-career researchers.

Please visit the website for more details.

Study Abroad Opportunities

Study in Vienna, Austria
Application Deadline for Spring 2016: October 1
If you have interest in study abroad or your majorrequires it, now is the time to start making plans. Early planning makes it more likely that you can study abroad longer and ensures that you earn maximum credit toward your Illinois degree(s). The Austria-Illinois Exchange Program (AIEP) has been the official, direct, and affordable Illinois program in Austria since 1971. We are celebrating 44 years!
All AIEP & VDP credit is Illinois residence credit. It’s as if the University of Illinois had a Vienna campus. Earn advanced hours in German and likely hours toward another degree or minor. Use the AIEP to add a German minor or second major or to fulfill major requirements in Global Studies. Our program is strongly recommended to all German majors and minors. English language programs are available too.
Programs include:
Vienna German Lanugage Program (AIEP)
Vienna Diplomatic Program in English (VDP) spring onlyVienna Business Programs in English (Vienna BUS)
Engineering Course at the Vienna Technical University
Visit the webpage or view the brochure/application page for more information. Questions? Contact Prof. Robert Jenkins
 Conversation Tables & Coffee Hours

Conversation Table in Modern Greek: meetings for the Spring semester take place at Espresso Royale on Goodwin, every Thursday beginning March 5th, from 4-5pm.

Swedish Conversation Group and Coffee Hour: Meetings for the Spring semester are every Wednesday, 3-4pm in FLB 3114.

Italian Conversation Group: meets Tuesdays at at Espresso Royale on Goodwin at 7 p.m., during spring semester. All levels are welcome!

Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian Conversation Table: meets every Tuesday from 4:30-5:30 pm at Espresso Royale on Goodwin.

Turkish Coffee Hour: meets every Thursday from 5-6pm at Espresso Royale on Goodwin.

Arabic Conversation Table: meets every Thursday at 4pm in the basement of 1207 W. Oregon (Less Commonly Taught Language Program Resource Room). The Arabic Conversation Table is an important and weekly activity, and a fun opportunity for students to practice and enhance their listening and speaking skills and to interact with native speakers of Arabic.

If you would like to announce your Spring 2015 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
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