Welcome to the Center for European Studies (CES) and the European Union Center of Excellence (EUCE) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 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.
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The European Union: An Introduction For Teachers
FREE four-week online course offering
two CEUs begins June 26
The goal of this course is to introduce in-service teachers to the history and the function of the EU, and to digital resources and methods for student learning. By the end of the course, teachers will understand the EU as an essential part of European history, government, economics, and culture, and will be able to facilitate learning about the EU through use of technology.
The final project is a standards-based, technology-rich lesson plan incorporating online EU resources for each teacher’s class. Lesson plans will be submitted to the UNC EUCE for possible inclusion in the online lesson plan database.
Sponsored by the European Union, UNC EU Center of Excellence, and LEARN NC.
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Visitors 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: