Welcome to the European Union Center at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

Founded in 1998, the European Union Center serves as the focal point for teaching, research, and outreach on the European Union at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. As a Center, we are dedicated to promoting scholarly research on the EU as a national resource center, strengthening curricula on the EU across campus, educating the next generation of experts on EU and transatlantic affairs, and reaching out to K-12 educators and students, businesses, government leaders, the media, and the general public to deepen understanding between the peoples of the US and the EU. The EU Center also proudly offers a Master of Arts in EU Studies, the first such degree program in the US.

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24 Official Languages. More than two dozen countries. Over 500 Million People. All moving forward together. And you can be part of it.   The call for specialized knowledge of the European Union and Transatlantic Relations has never been greater.


The European Union Center (EUC) at the University of Illinois is a National Resource Center funded in part by the U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant, Getting to Know Europe Grant, and Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence grant, with

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Announcement: Workshop on Food Sovereignty in the EU

Come take part as experts discuss land concentration, agricultural sustainability, and food sovereignty in the EU. April 6 at Lincoln Hall, Room 3057.

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Announcement: Learn Arabic, Turkish, and more!

The Summer Institute for Languages of the Muslim World (SILMW) is an annual intensive language institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign that focuses specifically on teaching critical languages spoken in the Muslim World. SILMW 2018 is offering instruction in Arabic, Persian, Swahili, Turkish, and Wolof.

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Announcement: Intensive Arabic for High School Students

The Summer Institute for the Languages of the Muslim World (SILMW) at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) opens its doors to motivated high school students for a 2-week intensive Elementary Arabic course. This is an introductory course in Modern Standard Arabic for high school students with limited or no prior knowledge of the Arabic language.

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