EU Day 2017

15th Annual European Union Day: March 15, 2017


Keynote Address
“State of the European Union Address”
delivered by Ambassador of the European Union to the United States, David O’Sullivan

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
10:00 am
Reception to follow
Alice Campbell Alumni Center Ballroom 601 South Lincoln Avenue Urbana, IL 61801 (map)

The European Union Center is pleased to announce its 15th annual European Union Day on March 15, 2017.


European Union Day at the University of Illinois is a celebration of transatlantic relations and strives to promote a better understanding between the peoples of the United States and the European Union. The highlight of the celebration is the “State of the European Union Address.”


This year, the annual “State of the European Union” address will be delivered by David O’Sullivan, Ambassador of the European Union to the United States.


EU Day is open to the public and provides our citizens with the opportunity to learn about the importance of the European Union to the United States and its role in promoting international relations. Invited guests and dignitaries will include members of the Diplomatic Corps from Washington, DC, members of the Consular Corps from Chicago, business leaders, state and local government officials, and faculty and students from universities and high schools throughout Illinois.
This year we are also celebrating two milestones in transatlantic relations and European integration: the 70th Anniversary of the Marshall Plan and the 60th Anniversary of the Treaty of Rome.


Delegation of the European Union to the United States

The Delegation of the EU to the US, located in Washington D.C., represents the European Union and its member states in collaborations with the US Government on relevant matters in the EU.  The Delegation informs and explains the EU’s actions and responses to the U.S. Administration and Congress.  In addition, the Delegation participates in government and community outreach to strengthen the bonds between the European Union and the United States.


The EU Day 2017 poster can be found here (pdf).

This year’s State of the European Union Address can be watched below or on Illinois Media Space.


The EUC’s promotional video for EU Day can be viewed below or on Youtube.


View photos from past EU Days:


Past EU Days:

20162015 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2009

The EU Center is a National Resource Center funded through the US Department of Education’s Title VI Grant and a Jean Monnet Center of Excellence funded through the European Union. The EU Day activities are partially funded by a Getting to Know Europe grant from the Delegation of the EU to the US.