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MEET EU is an initiative that aims to increase visibility, knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of the European Union amongst youth and K-16 educators nationwide. MEET EU is funded by a generous Getting to Know Europe (GTKE) grant from the Delegation of the European Union to the United States. The initiative is a partnership between the Center for European Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the European Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh, and the Miami-Florida Jean Monnet Center of Excellence at Florida International University.

Each Center is an EU-designated Jean Monnet Center of Excellence, has world-renowned faculty and staff researching and teaching about the EU, and brings decades of experience working with K-16 educators and youth. This project capitalizes on this rich foundation to create and support a broad network of young Americans poised to become future transatlanticists. Our specific objectives are to:

  • Engage US youth in EU-focused activities outside of the classroom
  • Reach US youth with no prior experience with the EU
  • Increase EU-US understanding
  • Create a diverse network of future transatlanticists
  • Provide feedback to the EU Delegation to the US about attitudes toward and understanding of the EU amongst youth
The MEET EU initiative focuses on four groups of activities:
Explore our MEET EU website to learn more about these activities and find out how to get involved! Feel free to contact us with questions.