There are numerous educational resources available from the European Union Centers.
In terms of post-secondary materials, our content is divided into three sections:
Web portfolio that Includes a series of materials equipping instructors with tools to incorporate the EU into classrooms. Materials and overheads are available for the following: An EU primer; European Monetary Union; Common Foreign and Security Policy; European Union Enlargement; Europe and the Environment.
A comprehensive curriculum guide that can be taught in five, focused lessons. The objective of the curriculum is to inform students about Europe and its increasing economic, cultural, and political importance in an interdependent and interconnected world.
Foreign / Security Policy
An extensive look (in PDF format) at how the crisis in the Balkans put EU foreign policy issues in relief. Includes the following sections: Introduction; Background to the Conflict; the Peoples of Yugoslavia; War in the Making; Tough Decisions; Keeping the Peace; A Mission in Bosnia; Mapping the Future.
Identity / Culture
The META project integrates major Western European artistic movements in the 20th century with disciplines such as history, politics, and sociology. In this way, META aims to link together the many forces that shaped modern Europe.
Identity / Culture
Multimedia website focusing on issues of identity and cultural clashes in contemporary France and Europe.
Identity / Culture
Bilingual French/English multimedia website exploring several variants of francophone identity and culture. "Francophone" contains pedagogical exercises and discussion questions, providing an excellent complement to class lectures. Each site section, or chapter, could be adapted for a brief overview during a single class or a more in-depth study over the course of a week.
NATO / Culture
A comprehensive curriculum guide that can be adapted to either a two or five-day format. This curriculum deals with the simultaneous enlargement of the EU and NATO, causing an array of political, social, and economic changes that we must be equipped to confront.
Includes websites for each EU policy area. It is a vast and excellent resource for
information at any level (primary schools through graduate researchers). Because of
its size, we suggest you begin your exploration with some of the sites below:
The Delegation represents the European Union in its dealings with the US Government. It reports on US developments to headquarters in Brussels and acts as a liaison with other international institutions in Washington, DC. The Delegation functions like an embassy.
Its work covers economic and social issues from macroeconomics, to trade, education, development and science and innovation. Features comprehensive range of publications and statistics.
[CD-ROM] available from EUCE network. Contains the following three sections: How the EU works institutionally; How the EU works to protect quality of life in Europe; How the EU works to help trade and commerce in Europe.
[CD-ROM] available from EUCE network. Contains the following two sections: How the EU works with its close neighbors; How the EU helps the developing world.
Governance / Institutions
Website of the European Parliament, the Community institution that represents the peoples of the Member States of the European Union. Its President directs its activities and acts as its representative. Site features news, activities, and a list of all current MEPs-updated daily.
An electronic repository and archive for research materials on the topic of European integration and unification, based at the University of Pittsburgh. The AEI collects two types of materials: certain types of independently-produced research materials and official European Community/European Union documents.
An independent, scholarly association, which supports and encourages the training, research and cross-national cooperation of many thousands of academics and graduate students specialising in political science and all its sub-disciplines.
Premier scholarly and professional association, worldwide, focusing on the European Union, the ongoing integration process, and transatlantic relations.