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


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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The EUC Turns 20!

Founded in 1998 through the vision and leadership of Professor Emeritus Larry Neal, the European Union Center (EUC) at the University of Illinois has become a comprehensive and nationally recognized center that supports teaching, research, and public outreach on European integration and its implications for the US and transatlantic relations.

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EUC Receives Two Department of Education Grants

The EUC has been awarded a US Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center (NRC) and Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS). The EUC has received this recognition successively since 2003.

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EUC Receives Jean Monnet Center of Excellence Grant

The European Union Center (EUC) at the University of Illinois (UI) has been awarded its second Jean Monnet Center of Excellence grant. This program funded by the European Union (EU) promotes greater study and understanding of the EU and transatlantic relations in the US. The European Union recognized the EUC as a Jean Monnet Center of Excellence for the first time in 2015.

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