Europe Day Festival

May 7, 2016
12:00 PM - 7:30 PM


The European Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh will host a celebration of European culture, cuisine, and heritage.

Europe Day Contest

Submissions accepted from

Monday, January 25, 2016 to
Wednesday, March 30, 2016

2016 JMEUCE Summer Research Scholars Program

Now accepting applications for the

2016 Summer Research Scholars Program


Applications deadline:  March 4, 2016

K-12 Outreach

The ESC, with funding from the European Union and the US Department of Education, is expanding its K-12 outreach programming targeted at high schools and high school students in Pittsburgh and the surrounding regions. 

'Conversations On Europe' Videoconferences

Whose Legacy?
Museums and National Heritgae Debates

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Thank you for your participation in this year's Conversations on Europe series!

The European Studies Center & Jean Monnet European Union Centre of Excellence are constituent units of the University Center for International Studies (UCIS), identified by the United States Council on Learning as one of the exemplary international studies programs in the United States. The ESC has responsibility for coordinating and developing scholarship, teaching, and community events related to Europe. The Centers do so in cooperation with academic departments, schools, and research units throughout the University. The Centers support development of new courses, sponsor lectures, symposia, and conferences with international participants, offer faculty and graduate student grants, and provide an intellectual community for students and faculty studying all aspects of contemporary and historical Europe.

Understanding the hopes and problems of the Europe and the European Union in the twenty-first century requires an awareness of the achievements and disasters that Europe has undergone in earlier centuries. It also requires an appreciation of how identities and cultures were established, how collective memory developed, and how history has shaped current political and economic issues in European Integration. Contemporary Europe can be best understood by exploring how history, culture, law, politics, and economics intersect. Two centers at the University of Pittsburgh, the EUROPEAN STUDIES CENTER and the JEAN MONNET EUROPEAN UNION CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE encourage such interdisciplinary thinking--forming the ESC/JMEUCE.