On the occasion of European Day, May 9th, Ms. Rebecca Friedman, Co-Director of the Miami-Florida European Union Center of Excellence, Associate Professor of History and Director of European Studies at Florida International University and Ms. Christine Caly-Sanchez, Miami-Florida European Union Center of Excellence Associate Director present the Miami-Florida European Union Center’s missions.
In this video, the duo talk also about the events scheduled for this annual celebration such as the European Short Films Festival and the Euro Challenge, a large competition focusing about European issues open to High School students.
Here and there European Day is May 9, in Miami it will be celebrated from May 7 to 11, 2012 thanks to the European Short Films Festival. Discover the program and fall in love to the European Union!
The European Short Films Festival, part of the Eurochannel Short Film Tour, offers an authentic trip around Europe through exceptional programming.
It is a look at European cinema through the eyes of 54 innovative directors, knows for their talent, originality and independence. With this selection of the best creation from all European countries, Euro Channel and the Miami-Florida European Union Center of Excellence invites fans of cinema and European culture to discover the newest faces and perspectives of the European film scene. During European Week – May 7-11, we will screen 28 short films.
Regularly awarded at short film festivals and often being shown for the first time outside of their country, all the shorts presented have a strong identity taken from a particular region of Europe. They all reflect unknown dimensions of European reality.
The European Short Films Festival has a strong regional footprint, revealing the creative genius of how cinema can be very diverse and surprising. Shaped by geographical and cultural features, those short films are as much charming as a work of one director’s passion.
Stories of love or friendship in an adult’s brutal world, painting of childhood feelings, stories of war or poverty, and comedies with unpredictable humor, Euro Channel and the Miami-Florida European Union Center of Excellence brings you the complexity of humanity as the European artists of the new generation sees it.
Screenings of the Eurochannel Short Films Tour are organized worldwide.
Here is the link where you can find all the pertinent information on the program we are organizing during European Week from May 7 to 9: http://casgroup.fiu.edu/events/docs…
Save your dates
● Monday, May 7 - 2:00-3:00 p.m. │FIU Graham Center — GC 150
Panel on "EU Integrations on the individual Level: Did it Work so Far?" An interdisciplinary discussion about European Identity and European Integration from a personal perspective
Link general: http://casgroup.fiu.edu/miamieuc/ev…
● May 7-11 - 12:00-2:00 p.m. │FIU Graham Center—GC 150 European Short Films Link: http://casgroup.fiu.edu/miamieuc/ev… (the detailed program is forthcoming)
● May 7-11 - 9:00-12:00 p.m. │FIU Green Library 250 Multilevel Governance in Europe for FIU students “EU/European history and the EU institutions” (only for FIU students)
● May 7-11 - Miami-Dade high schools
Presentation of “The Importance of the European Union” to high schools students by diplomats
● May 9 - 9:00-11:00 a.m. │Hyatt Hotel, Coral Gables
Breakfast Seminar for Journalists:
"Immigration in the United States and Europe" (by invitation only)
● May 9 - 2:15-3:30 p.m. │FIU Green Library—GL 220
Recognition Award Ceremony for FIU Undergraduate and Graduate European
● May 9 - 3:30-5:30 p.m. │FIU Green Library—GL 220
European Film Screening: “Nous nous sommes tant hais”
(How we hated each other) which re-enacts the birth of the European Union
To view program: http://casgroup.fiu.edu/events/docs…
Published May 3, 2012.