Europe Week Launches at UC!

Prizes Galore!  A Climate Change Student Initiative! A Concert by the UC School of Music!

These are just a few of the activities UC Staff and Students are invited to participate in to join the 2016 Europe Week celebrations here at UC, 2-9 May 2016.

Europe Day is celebrated annually on 9 May, a date chosen to mark the anniversary of the historic “Schuman Declaration” – Schuman’s proposal is considered to be the beginning of what is now the European Union.  The NCRE traditionally take this opportunity to highlight the strong ties the University of Canterbury has with Europe through a variety of academic and cultural events  – 2015’s celebration was officiated by the European Union Delegation to New Zealand at the official New Zealand Celebration of Europe Day.

The 2016 celebrations at UC combine a number of different activities next week, including seminars, cultural events, an interactive quiz and the chance to taste some European Food.  One of the events the NCRE is particularly proud of is the initiative of two NCRE PhD candidates who have organized a public seminar “The Future We Seek : A climate change seminar”  featuring a TEDx Talk by UC Graduate Dr Daniel Price followed by a live Q&A discussion – this even is to be held on May 2, 6pm in the John Britten Building Foyer and all are welcome to attend!


Europe Week also provides the perfect launch program for the NCRE Seminar Series “Solutions To Europe’s Critical Issues” .  These seminars are held weekly, (Friday afternoons, 2pm) during term time in the Undercroft 101 – the series features thought-provoking seminars from European Diplomats, starting with the Dutch Ambassador to New Zealand H.E. Rob Zaagman on Friday 6th May (10.30-12:30pm).   For more information, or to be added to the mailing list for these upcoming events please contact or follow us on twitter @NCRENZ

We look forward to you all joining in with our celebration .

The team at NCRE