Getting to Know Europe

Business Forum III - Transatlantic Success for SMEs

The Center for European Studies at Rutgers University and the European-American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey invite you to the third in a series of forums on building closer ties between businesses in Europe and New Jersey. The Business Forums are funded by a grant from the Delegation of the European Union to the United States, the second one received by the Center for European Studies in partnership with the European-American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey.

The event will take place at Rowan University, located in Glassboro, NJ. The Business Forum will address topics of interest to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) who wish to expand their opportunities for transatlantic trade.

Center for European Studies Receives Second Consecutive "Getting to Know Europe Award

Rutgers Center for European Studies has received a second consecutive "Getting to Know Europe" award from the Delegation of the European Union to the United States in Washington, DC. The $80,000 grant will fund a series of outreach activities designed to raise awareness of the European Union across New Jersey. Activities will include an internship program through which Rutgers undergraduates will mentor several New Jersey high school teams competing in the national Euro Challenge competition, a Europe Day celebration open to the general public, and five EU-New Jersey Business Forums organized in partnership with the European American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey, which will promote transatlantic trade and investment ties. The first Getting to Know Europe grant activity, the EU-New Jersey Business Forum on Professional Services, will be held February 28 at the Nassau Inn in Princeton. For information click this link. For further information about the Getting to Know Europe award, contact Professor R. Daniel Kelemen, Director of the Center for European Studies, at

europedayMay 9th is Europe Day - an annual celebration of peace and unity in Europe commemorating the signing of the Schuman Declaration, which launched the process of European integration. The CES sponsors a celebration of Europe Day in conjunction with Rutgers Day - an annual open house in which Rutgers invites thousands of Garden State residents to visit campus. At Europe Day at Rutgers Day 2010, over 700 people visited our tent, learning about the European Union, enjoying interactive displays, fun quizzes, and taking home maps of Europe and other small giveaway items for children.

Euro Challenge Interns Washington DC Trip, June 2011

The Center for European Studies at Rutgers recently joined as a partner in the Euro Challenge program. Funding from the Getting to Know Europe Program will substantially increase our engagement in Euro Challenge outreach to schools across New Jersey. Interns selected through an open call for applicants and a competitive selection process from among Rutgers University undergraduates with strong interests in European studies will conduct outreach, contacting New Jersey high schools and encouraging them to field Euro Challenge teams for the competition. Each Intern will then be paired with 2-3 Euro Challenge high school teams, to serve as a mentor. Interns will meet with their teams regularly during the school year in the run up to the Euro Challenge, working with their teachers to coach them for the competition which takes place every April.

Euro Challenge Interns 2013-14:  Josh Casto, Sivaram Cheruvu, Aniket Kesari, Danial Manzoor, Neha Parikh, and Arthi Yerramilli


Past Euro Challenge Interns:  Ilke Denizli, Egzon Gash, Rajan Ghadia, Connor Montferrat, Jose Paulino, and Dmitry Zhdankin

Business Forums
To raise awareness of the EU and further stronger EU-NJ trade among small and medium-sized enterprises, Rutgers Center for European Studies is partnering with the European-American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey to organize a series of EU-NJ Business Forums around the state focusing on key industries including: life sciences/biotech, information technology, energy and financial services and their potential for investment and R&D ties.