2009 EU Day

2009 European Union Day Events

 

swedishpresidencywebSweden currently holds the rotating EU presidency, and following our tradition at the EU Center, we’ve invited Sweden’s Ambassador to the United States to give the “State of the European Union” address at our October 21st EU Day event. We are also excited for the EU Day Symposium, “Green Sweden”. Also, don’t miss the European Menu at Bevier Cafe on October 20th and the October 22nd “Natural Resources, Agriculture and Sustainable Development in Sweden” workshop -in person at the University of Illinois Extension – Springfield Center or by video conference at the ACES Library on the Urbana campus. Press Release (.pdf)

State of the European Union Address, October 21st [webcast]

 

jonas_hafstromby His Excellency Jonas Hafström, Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary of Sweden to the United States
10:00 – 11:30 am. Reception following.
Location: Alice Campbell Alumni Center Ballroom

Welcoming remarks and introduction by Chancellor Richard Herman

Ambassador’s bio

 

Student Workshop: “Careers and Professionalism in Scandinavia”, October 21st

2:00 – 3:00 pm.
Location: Alice Campbell Alumni Center Ballroom

Guest Speakers:

 

  • Magnus Härviden, Science Counselor and Head of the Swedish Agency for Growth Policy Analysis, Embassy of Sweden, Washington, DC

    Magnus Härliden. ITPS porträtt Östersund 06920. Foto: Marie Birkl / Mirakel 070 - 595 59 65 www.mirakelfoto.se marie@mirakelfoto.se

  • Tomas Norling, Swedish Trade Commissioner to the USA, Swedish Trade CouncilNorling

Symposium: “Green Sweden”, October 21st [webcast]

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3:30 – 5:30 pm.

Location: Alice Campbell Alumni Center Ballroom

Co-sponsors: College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, College of Fine and Applied Arts, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, International Veterinary Studies Association, School of Architecture

Panelist’s Presentation Abstracts and bios (.pdf)

Panelists:

  • Magnus Härviden,
    Science Counselor and Head of the Swedish Agency for Growth Policy Analysis, Embassy of Sweden, Washington, DC

    “Increased Competitiveness through Sustainable Development”

  • Peter Sylwan, Science Writer, Adjunct Professor Emeritus at the University
    of Lund; Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry (KSLA)
    “The New Green Revolution: Life Science on the Road to Sustainable Agriculture”

  • Torbjörn Fagerström, Senior Adviser, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences; Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry
    “The New Green Revolution: Hurdles and How to Surpass them on the Road to Sustainable Agriculture”

  • Paula Femenias, Architect, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg
    “Sustainable Architecture in Sweden: Innovative Developments and Mainstream Trends”

  • Anna Stenport, Director of the Scandinavian Studies Program and Assistant Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures, University of Illinois (Moderator)

Bevier Cafe Celebrates EU Day with a European Lunch Menu, October 20th

Lunch is served 11:30 am – 1 pm. We suggest that you get there early. Popular items sell out quickly.

Location: Bevier Cafe is on the 2nd floor of Bevier Hall, in the northwest corner. (905 S. Goodwin, Urbana)

EU Day Menu

ItemPriceDishCountry

SOUP 2.00/3.00 Belgian Onion Soup BELGIUM
ENTRÉE $5.00 Chicken and Local Andouille Sausage Cassoulet FRANCE
VEGETARIAN $4.50 Greek Moussaka GREECE
DAILY SPECIAL $4.50 Caldeirada (Potato-onion-tomato-fish stew) PORTUGAL
HOT SANDWICH $4.50 Ham and Smoked Gouda Panini HOLLAND
FEATURED SALAD $4.00 Panzanella (Bread/tomato salad) Vegetarian ITALY
MEAT SALAD $4.50 German Potato Salad with Chicken Breast GERMANY
VEGGIES $0.50 Blomkallada (Gratin Cauliflower) DENMARK
$0.50 Baked Mushrooms POLAND
SIDE $1.00 Spoonbread FINLAND
COOKIES $1.50 Swedish Ginger Cookies SWEDEN
PIE/CAKE $2.00 Hungarian Chocolate-Walnut Tort HUNGARY
FEATUR. DESSERT TBD

Extension Workshop: “Natural Resources, Agriculture and Sustainable Development in Sweden”, October 22nd

11am-1pm,
Lunch included.

Location: University of Illinois Extension –Springfield Center
Illinois State Fairgrounds Building #30, 1101 E. Sangamon Avenue, Springfield

Featuring:

  • Peter Sylwan, Science Writer, Adjunct Professor Emeritus at the University
    of Lund; Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry (KSLA)
    “The New Green Revolution: Life Science on the Road to Sustainable Agriculture”
  • Torbjörn Fagerström, Senior Adviser, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences; Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry
    “The New Green Revolution: Hurdles and How to Surpass them on the Road to Sustainable Agriculture”

The workshop will be available for viewing via live video conference in Heritage Room in the ACES Library, 1101 S. Goodwin, Urbana (Lunch will be served)

Co-sponsors: European Union Center, University of Illinois Environmental Change Institute, and University of Illinois Extension, with funding from the European Commission “Getting to Know Europe” Grant.

For more information please contact George Czapar at 217-782-6515.

EU Day events are funded in part by US Department of Education Title VI grant and the European Commission’s “Getting to Know Europe” grant.