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The Mission of the Network of European Union Centers

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The EU Center of Excellence of Seattle is one of the ten original EU Centers funded by the European Commission beginning in 1998. The network of EU Centers promotes the study of the EU, its institutions and policies and EU-US relations through teaching programs, scholarly research and outreach activities. The European Union funds this initiative as part of a broader effort to promote the people-to-people ties outlined in the New Transatlantic Agenda, which provides a framework for EU-US relations. This is the fifth cycle (2011-2014) of the EU Centers program that was launched in 1998.

The EU Centers program has helped create a foothold for EU studies in US higher education and served as an information resource for a broad US audience, with extensive outreach to regional audiences and the policy community. The recipients of awards in this cycle have been designated "Centers of Excellence" in recognition of the high quality, variety and depth of their programming. For more information on the Centers of Excellence, click here.

This website has been funded with the assistance of the European Union. The contents of this website are the sole responsibility of the European Union Center of Excellence at the University of Washington-Seattle and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union.

European Union Center of Excellence
120 Thomson Hall
Box 353650
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-3650
(206) 616-2415 office
(206) 616-2462 fax