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Center for European Studies (CES) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a European Union Center of Excellence (EUCE). Our mission is to advance understanding of the social, political, and economic events that shape contemporary Europe, in particular the European integration project. This is accomplished by supporting faculty and graduate student research through our roles as a National Resource Center funded by the U.S. Department of Education and as an EUCE funded by the European Commission.

Read UNC Global's news release on CES earning the EUCE grant for the 2011-14 period.

CES disseminates knowledge about contemporary Europe by enriching our university's work in graduate and undergraduate education and in outreach programs with public schools, business, and media organizations.

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CES TVSubscribe now to the CES video channel on YouTube. The channel is home to original videos such as lectures by our faculty and visiting scholars. Enjoy our growing library of topics on contemporary Europe.

Full lectures will be posted to the CES video channel as soon as possible after the event. Please subscribe to be notified.

Promise and Peril for Croatia: Joining the EU at a Time of Crisis

New CES video series proivides insight on 28th member of the European Union

The Republic of Croatia, a former member of Yugoslavia known for its turbulence along with its Adriatic beaches, becomes the lone new member of the EU Monday, July 1. To mark the event, CES is releasing a series of short videos in which we interview an important commentator on the country and its path to the EU.

Watch all six videos in our playlist now . . . and please share the link with all your networks.


Learn about funding for language studies, world music and more

Area Studies logoVisitors to the Area Studies website will learn about the activities of each Global Area Studies Center at UNC, funding opportunities, and public outreach programs. Links to all seven centers are available from several entry points. In addition, three other main areas are featured for users to explore:

  1. Languages Across the Curriculum (LAC)
  2. Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS)
  3. Global Music Show

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