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Center for European Union, Transatlantic, and Trans-European Space Studies

Center for European Union, Transatlantic, and Trans-European Space Studies

Engage with faculty experts and policymakers to tackle fundamental problems facing the transatlantic and trans-European world

Natalie Seppi, a 2019 Virginia Tech graduate in national security and foreign affairs, participated in the Diplomacy Lab in the spring of 201, presenting her team’s research on the recruitment and operationalization of women by Boko Haram and the Islamic State to the U.S. State Department’s Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues.
Flag of the European Union: With the support of the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union

Center for European Union, Transatlantic, and Trans-European Space Studies 

A Jean Monnet Center of Excellence


As a Jean Monnet Center of Excellence, CEUTTSS promotes excellence in research as well as in teaching and learning in the inter/multi/transdisciplinary field of European Studies, the more focused study of the European Union, and Transatlantic Studies. We aim to bring together intra-university experts to create links among the various disciplines and resources in European and Transatlantic Studies at Virginia Tech, while cultivating connections with academic institutions both in Europe and the United States.

CEUTTSS also pursues outreach and engagement activities aiming to foster a dialogue between the academic world and policymakers, in particular with the goal of enhancing the EU’s relations with the United States. In addition, CEUTTSS seeks to play a key role in reaching out to students and educators associated with secondary education, students of continuing and professional education, lifelong learning, the institutions of civil society, and the general public at large.

In Spring 2021 we will be launching new programming, including events related to the “Bridge the Pond” Initiative, a collaboration among Virginia Tech, Montgomery County Public Schools, KH European Studies in Dublin, Ireland, and the European Parliament.

In Fall 2021 the center will offer a major and minor in European Studies and an experiential learning minor in European engagement.

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Opportunities for Students


  • Faculty Curriculum Development Grant
  • Faculty Research Grant
  • Graduate Ph.D. Student Grant
  • Fellowships
  • Internships

Conferences and Workshops