National days have a long-standing tradition at the College. Students organise their National Day, which often includes some of the following: visits of guests (e.g. ambassadors), conferences, debates, and other activities. In addition, students enjoy a traditional national menu. These activities are financed by sponsors found by the students.
Conference by British Ambassador to Poland, Charles CRAWFORD (in the centre) for the British National Day, November 2006
Each year, students develop various projects that are linked to the cultural and artistic interests of their "promotion" (academic year). Below are some examples from previous years:
- Collegium Europaeum Cantans
- The College of Europe Choir Collegium Europaeum Cantans began in January 2006 under the supervision of conductor Ms Katarzyna Maria BONIECKA.
Students sing in the classical structure of soprano, alto, tenor and bass. The present repertoire includes pieces from different European countries and the Choir itself consists of students from several European nations. Although participating students come from different musical experiences, they work closely together to form a coherent group each year. The Choir performs during official College ceremonies or at other events.
In order for students to take a break from academic activities, a piano is available for student use in the student bar.
Students also have the opportunity to attend performances at the Warsaw Opera, the Warsaw Philharmonics and theatres. In the academic year 2005/2006, students attended some Polish operas, ballets, as well as the concert of the legendary Polish folk group “Mazowsze”.
In June 2006, the Natolin Campus hosted a student-organised art exhibition and dance performance.
In addition, a cinema committee organises the screening of a variety of movies and documentaries, with discussions following the showing of the movies.
Students organise various other events to familiarise themselves with their host country and region, including guided visits to the Polish Parliament, the Warsaw Rising Museum and the EU Representation in Poland, as well as visits to Kraków, Wrocław and Gdańsk.