European Resources

 

Basic information on the EU

When we want to collect information about the EU we will certainly first go to the official EU website, but there are some other sites which are also worth visiting.

Let me first mention the European NAvigator (ENA), an extensive site on the history and the bodies of the EU, which is available in German, English, French and Spanish.

The following two sites are only available in German:

25 Europa plus contains in a very clear form information about all European countries, not only the member states of the EU.

The Dschungelbuch (Jungle Book) makes us familiar wir all important bodies of the EU.

European Commission
The European Commission has launched its own channel on Youtube. EU Tube presents and explains strategies and policies of the EU.
European Commission - Culture
European Commission - Youth Programme
Eurodesk
50 Jahre Römische Verträge (German)

Celebrating Europe!  (50th Anniversary of the Treaty of Rome)

This web site offers a plethora of information about the history of the EU as well as numerous incentives and ideas for Europe-related projects.

European Parliament
The European Parliament runs its own TV program: EuroparlTV broadcasts information about Europe in three channels.
European Parliament (Austria)
Council of the European Union
List of the Presidencies of the EU Council in WIKIPEDIA
EU legislation
Solvit - Effective Problem Solving in Europe

General information on the European Union is within easy reach through an extensive network of information centres and contact points set up by the Union for the public.

Europe Direct Austria
The website Europaspuren suggest four routes in Vienna, where young people can learn more about European institutions.
How the EU works ?
Aktion Europa (2007) (German)

The EU Bookshop

lists all the publications of the EU, and is certainly a good resource. The website is available in 23 languages.

Year of Intercultural Dialogue (2008)
Year of Creativity and Innovation (2009)
Year for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion (2010)
Year of Volunteering (2011)
Year of Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations (2012)
Year of Citizens (2013)
In 2009 Europe will celebrate the Year of Creativity and Innovation.
The Austrian Ministry of Education offers a website with numerous hints for Europe-related topics (in German).
European Union - External Action
Trade Blocs worldwide
The Asia-Europe ClassroomNET was founded in1998 by the Asia-Europe Foundation. In this cyber-classroom, secondary school students from Europe and Asia, in order to exchange ideas experiences in order to get to know each other better.
EU-Myths: before 2009 and since 2009
European Personnel Selection Office
EURES - The European Job Mobility Portal
Europass (official site)
Europass (United Kingdom)

Europe at School (Niedersachsen)

Fit für Europa (German)
Let's explore Europe (European Union; available in 22 languages)

Europa entdecken

is an excellent website (in German) four young studnets, who want to enlarge their knowledge of Europe.

Kidsweb offers a special site about Europe (in German) with a wide variety of information for younger students. After having learned a lot here, you can check your knowledge in a Quiz.
Intercultural Center: School Partnerships
Europe at school (German)
European countries
Visit Europe is the website of the European Travel Commission and helps us collect information about 34 countries.
Germany - Facts and Figures (German)
Hallo Europa! - Die EU leicht erklärt (German)
Europe in 12 Lessons
The languages of the EU. The EU has got 23 official languages. Therefore it is easily understandable, how important it is to speak at least some of them.
Your Europe
The website Europa mobil discusses qeustions of citizens (in German). The site concentrates not in general information, but on explicit answers to questions of EU citizens.
Council of Europe - Education and Languages
Search Europa - the EU search engine
Wir sind Europa. It is certainly worth visiting this website, which among others offers a link to the speech of Robert Schumann on May 9, 1950, which is often called the "birth certificate" of the EU.
EUABC is an Internet dictionary providing concise explanations of terms used in the EU debate, and a lot of useful links. Its aim is to inform people on the debate on the future of Europe. It includes many terms that relate to matters of political tension, controversy and debate.
European Consumer Centers Network (German)
DLTK's Educational Activities for Children offers a wide range of activities for kids in numerous fields.
Europe Kids' Corner
EU Teachers' Corner
Europa in der Schule (German)
Go on a virtual tour in the city of your choice worldwide!
Zukunft Europa 
always offers information on the latest developments in the EU (in German).
List of commemorative days
International Observance denotes a period of time to observe some issue of international interest or concern. This is used to commemorate, promote and mobilize for action. Many of these periods have been established by the United Nations General Assembly, Economic and Social Council or by UNESCO. If you want to learn more about the many "World Days of... " you will find them here.

The European Academy Vienna

offers a bunch of information on its website (some both in German and English). You can also order brochures for school classes. The EU-Pocket Quiz (in German, English and French) is also informative.

East-West Information Service
Records in various fields can be found in the Guinness Book of Records.
The Channel Tunnel (BBC)
Eurodesk (German)
European Youth Portal
European Youth Forum
Jugendportal Österreich (German)
Methodenbox Europa (German)
Europakoffer
Youth on the Move
Interesting Links for Schools and Universities
Austrian Education Platforms
Spartacus Educational

Webpages of European Teachers

 

Núria de Salvador (Spain)

Núria is the only person I know, who is named after a mountain. If you want to see Mount Núria, you must follow my two Spring Reporters  on their visiting tour across Europe.

 

Juan Carlos Ocaña (Spain)
 

Kim Neale (United Kingdom)

 

John Simkin (United Kingdom)

-- European Unity (WebQuest and Pioneers of the European Unity)

-- Play your Dates Right (a very entertaining and informative game)

 

Ingeborg Kanz (Austria): Sprachen und Internet  

 

Insel des Interkulturellen Lernens (TU Braunschweig)
 Homepage Europa
   

 

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