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Europe Day

Europe Day, celebrated each year on May 9, commemorates the date of the 1950 Schuman Declaration, which led to the creation of the European Coal & Steel Community and later to the European Union.

EspressoTo celebrate, the European Union Center gives away free espresso on Red Square at the UW. Those who wish to test their knowledge about Europe and the EU can attempt Europe-themed trivia questions for the chance to win a variety of prizes!

Now, you can try an online sampling of the trivia questions asked, by clicking here. Sorry, no coffee in this version!

Past Europe Day Events:

Europe Day 2013

EU Fellow Tony Lockett gave a talk entitled "The European Union Today". Along with his talk, he also answered audience questions and held a brief trivia contest, giving away EU maps and umbrellas.

Europe Day 2012

"Where Europe Ends", by Professor Alini Mungiu-Pippidi (Hertie School of Government, Berlin) at 3:30pm on May 9 in the Allen Auditorium, UW Seattle campus.

Alina Mungiu-Pippidi

"France Today" on the recent French elections as well as travel to France. Presented in partnership with Rick Steves' Europe. The talk took place at 7:00pm on May 8 in Kane Hall 110, UW Seattle campus.

"France Today" was sponsored by the Consulate of France in Seattle and the Delegation of the EU to the USA. For more information on other events offered by Rick Steves' Europe, click here.

Europe Day 2011

Michal Sedláček
Czech Consul General
Michal Sedláček, giving a talk
at an EUCE event.
To commemorate Europe Day 2011, Consul General of the Czech Republic, Michal Sedláček, gave a lecture entitled: "Can the EU get its Financial House in Order? Prague's Perspective", at the University of Washington on May 4. It examined not only the financial troubles faced by the EU, but how the US may take inspiration from the EU's actions in handling them.

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