Newsletter of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill 
April 30, 2008


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1. CES News
2. Event
3. Call for Proposals
4. Seminars and Workshops
5. K-12 Schools
6. Internships
7. EUSA Corner

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CES News

Starfish in EU Flag Formation

Newsletter Update

As our spring semester is coming to a close, our newsletter is entering a monthly publication phase for the summer. Look forward to our biweekly schedule resuming in late August with the start of the fall semester.

Best wishes for a wonderful summer!

Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum:
Call for Papers - Deadline Approaching!

October 15-17, 2008 | FedEx Global Education Center
The Fall 2008 conference on Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum (CLAC) is entitled Frankly Speaking: Challenges in Integrating Languages and Cultures into a Post-Secondary Curriculum. This conference provides an opportunity for faculty, graduate instructors, and administrators to share expertise in building and managing post-secondary CLAC programs.  A special focus this year will be on the implications of the May 2007 MLA Foreign Language Report (http://www.mla.org/flreport) on CLAC initiatives nationwide.

Please visit the CLAC conference website for more information. Proposals for 30-minute papers or 90-minute panels on any issue relating to CLAC are welcome, although certain topics are of particular interest. Please view the call for papers for details.

Deadline: May 15, 2008

European Union/Transatlantic Relations PhD Database

Network of European Union Centers of ExcellenceThe Network of European Union Centers of Excellence in the United States (EUCE) would like to invite graduate students pursuing a doctoral degree in topics related to the European Union or Transatlantic relations to submit their names and dissertation information to a database of PhD dissertations. The goal of the database is to help doctoral students identify fellow candidates working in similar areas in the United States and anywhere else in the world. Please go to the EUCE Network website and download a short form which can be filled out and returned on-line. Thank you to everyone who has submitted so far! The Center for European Studies serves as the network coordinator for EU Centers of Excellence in the United States.


Event

Triad Highland Games

Highland GamesFriday - Saturday, May 2-3, 2008 | Bryant Park, Greensboro
The Triad Highland Games strives to bring Scottish culture to the Triad community. Attractions include bagpipes, dancing, Clans, Scottish heavy athletics, sword demonstrations, Gaelic, wrestling, military appreciation, pipe bands, living history, sheep dogs, and much more each May. Visit: www.triadhighlandgames.org to find out more!


Call for Proposals

The Enlarged Europe: European Citizenship & Sustainable Development

Fondation de FranceThe Fondation de France will consider projects submitted by French partners. Non-profit organizations (including associations) which have already undertaken -or who wish to undertake- a joint action in the field of sustainable development with a recognized counterpart in at least one of the following ten selected countries: Bulgaria, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia. Special attention will be given to proposals involving partners in a number of European countries or the south coast of the Mediterranean.

Projects must contribute to one of the aims of sustainable development i.e. conservation of resources, biodiversity and the environment; social cohesion and solidarity across territories and between generations; the fight against climate change; stimulation to growth in line with responsible methods of production and consumption, etc. Important factors for their management are questions of participation, management organization, horizontal approach and joint evaluation. Special attention will be given to those projects encouraging or reinforcing European networks (including France) in the field of sustainable development.

In order to encourage applicants to develop a variety of partnerships, in particular on a local basis, the Fondation de France never finances a project in its entirety. Financing plans must detail other financial partners approached or acquired, the forecast proportion of internal financing and an estimation of voluntary work. As an indication, the amount granted annually to each project will be in a range between 10,000 and 50,000 euros. Multi-year projects will be considered.

When you have completed the grant request, in English, attach the required administrative documents and where applicable, annexes to facilitate evaluation of the project and send your dossier to the Fondation de France (Word format, maximum 4 megabytes).

Website: www.fondationdefrance.org (trouver un financement - finding financing)
E-mail: solidaritesinternationales@fdf.org

Deadline: May 16 or September 26, 2008


Seminars and Workshops

Summer School on Cultural Dimensions of Politics in Europe

PragueJuly 2-9, 2008 | Prague, Czech Republic
The founder of the European Spring/Summer Institute and the Summer School on Crime, Law and Psychology, the Prague's Centre for Public Policy (Centrum pro verejnou politiku - CPVP), has teamed up with professors from Poland, USA and UK to launch a Summer School on Cultural Dimensions of Politics in Europe 2008.

The Summer School "Cultural Dimensions of Politics in Europe" is a week long academic program designed to bring together 30 undergraduate and graduate students of various nationalities and academic backgrounds (political science, sociology, media studies, anthropology and cultural studies, behavioural sciences, gender studies) from all parts of the world to enjoy their summer holidays in the unique academic and cultural environment.

The program is designed for those who are interested in and would like to learn more about the cultural aspects of political institutions and processes. The program is aimed at drawing closer attention to the cultural dimensions of political institutions and processes in Europe (e.g. policy making, political communication, migration and citizenship in the EU).

We invite you to visit our website http://www.cdpe.cpvp.cz to discover all the details about the CDPE 2008. The website contains updated information about the Summer School, application process and on-line application.

Early Bird Application Deadline: April 30, 2008
Final Deadline: May 15, 2008

European Summer Institute: Lobbying in Brussels

European Summer InstituteJuly 2-9, 2008 | Prague, Czech Republic
Prague's Centre for Public Policy (Centrum pro verejnou politiku - CPVP) and INstrategy - Institute for European and National Strategies have teamed up to organize the seventh institute On the Future of Europe: Lobbying in Brussels (ESI2008).

The European Summer Institute 2008 is a seven-day academic program designed to bring together 30 undergraduate and graduate students of various nationalities and academic backgrounds to enjoy their summer holidays in the unique academic and cultural environment. The program provides students with an exciting opportunity to deepen their knowledge of the current EU politics through exchange of ideas with academics, policy practitioners and fellow students from different cultural environments. The ESI2008 combines intensive academic courses with cultural, social and recreational opportunities.

We invite you to visit our new website to discover all the details about the ESI2008. The website contains updated information about the academic content, practicalities and application process.

Early Bird Application Deadline: April 30, 2008
Final Deadline: May 15, 2008


K-12 Schools

World View Study Visit to Honduras

Copan Ruins in HondurasJuly 16-25, 2008
The World View Honduras Study Tour now has room for two more participants! In collaboration with Heifer International, participants will learn more about the culture and educational system of Honduras. Participants will also tour the ancient Mayan city of Copán and see first-hand one of the most well-preserved archaeological sites in the western world. The $1,700 cost of the tour includes round trip airfare from Raleigh, 9 nights accommodations, meals, ground transfers and transportation, an introduction to Heifer International and project site visits, entrance fees to cultural and historical sites, tour guide/translator, and briefing materials.  Applications will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. 

If you are interested in this trip, please contact Carina Brossy (919-962-9264 or cbrossy@unc.edu). For more information, please view this flyer (PDF).


Internships

Internships with the Delegation of the European Commission

The Delegation of the European Commission offers a variety of internship positions at its office in Washington, DC. The New York Delegation, too, offers internship positions. Please contact that Delegation directly for more information on opportunities there. (For information on EU internships in Europe, click here.)

Internships are intended to provide college and university students and recent graduates with the opportunity to acquire considerable knowledge of the European Union, its institutions, activities, laws, statistics and relations with the US. Internship applicants may be of any nationality.

For details, please visit the Delegation website.

Deadline for the Fall Semester: May 15, 2008


EUSA Corner
Following are meetings and announcements from the European Union Studies Association, of which the UNC-CH Center for European Studies is a sustaining member.

Call for Papers: Rocky Mountain European Scholars Consortium

The University of Arizona European Study GroupOctober 10-11, 2008 | University of Arizona | Tucson, Arizona
The European Study Group at the University of Arizona is pleased to host the fifth annual, multi-disciplinary conference of the Rocky Mountain European Scholars Consortium. The conference aims to provide a challenging forum for the examination and evaluation of the shifting shape and meaning of Europe. Scholars from various disciplines are invited to share their work and to interact with colleagues from throughout the Intermountain West and other areas of the world.

This year's conference theme is "Intercultural Dialogue" in its broadest dimension. 500 word abstracts of individual papers (including each paper prepared for panels) and 500 word descriptions of panels, forums, and workshops must be submitted electronically at rmesc@email.arizona.edu by midnight, May 1, 2008.

For details, please view the call for papers (DOC).

Deadline: May 1, 2008

 

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