THE EU SERVER
The European Union on-line
The EU at a glance
This page provides basic information about the European Union and
links to more detailed information.
Union on-line - Search
A very powerful search machine in
the EU server.
European NAvigator (ENA),
a knowledge base dedicated to the history and institutions of a
ENA provides a wide variety of
multimedia documents (speeches, historical documents, photos,
facsimiles, cartoons, sound and film clips, interviews,
interactive maps and diagrams, etc.) organised chronologically and
by subject area.
The Documentary Resources are supplemented by four modules:
Thesaurus, Glossary, Media Library, Selective Bibliography.
New material is regularly added to the documentary resources in
order to ensure that as many areas as possible, structural,
political, geographical or linguistic, are represented. By virtue
of its multilingual approach, ENA presents material both in the
original language and in translation. From the File menu you can
select either of the two interface languages in which the
knowledge base is available: French and English.
Europe - A sites compilation by Jean-Philippe
Raud Dugal (in French and in English)
An excellent library of links in the European
classes web site of Lycée Edmond Perrier in Limoges.
European countries - The member states of the EU
Great source about Europe Countries and it would be very useful and informative
A to Z Index of European Websites - European
Union in the US
This comprehensive index is a guide to
information on this website of the European Commission Delegation in Washington,
as well as on all of the websites of the European Union's institutions and
specialized agencies in Europe.
Euroguide will help you find your way through
the maze of European Information on the Internet.
European Access Plus
A listing of sites on the Internet providing
substantive and bibliographical information about the people and policies,
issues and institutions of the European Union, the wider Europe and related
European Union Internet Resources - University
EU servers and institutions, documents,
European Union Webring
It includes an overview on EU: history (until
1999), institutions, euro...
Euro-sceptic Web Resource
Dedictated to critical debate on Europe and
helping others continue the debate. One of the best places to search for
Hall European History.com
American portal on European History. There is a
few links to EU related web sites.
WWW- World Library - European Integration
History Index : Gateways
A library of links on European Union.
Alexander runs for Europe - A website for EU
studies and studies about Europe.
This is a website for EU studies and studies
about Europe. Its starting point is the EU parliament's members and parties. It
is run by Bengt Larsson from Sweden and it is one of the best educational sites
A directory of 280 Internet links on Europe. The
material is organized under the headings: Enlargement, Economy, Newspapers,
Politics, History, Citizen & Culture, European Union Institutions, Statistics,
Atlas, European Countries, Pedagogy and Miscellaneous. Made by a French teacher,
Jean-Philippe Raud Dugal.
Education - EU
Evolution - We were Sapientes, we are Sapientes, we will be Eurosapientes
An Europe at School web elaborated by German, Danish and Hungarian
A unique international partnership of 23 European Ministries of
Education developing learning for schools, teachers and pupils across Europe
builds a metadata infrastructure to link national repositories across Europe.
Group of more
than a thousand schools. They form a unique
community of teachers who work for the development and the enhancement of our
common European identity.
Pop-Up The European Youth on-line Magazine
POP-UP is a European youth magazine. Meaning not
an English, German, French, Spanish etc., but a European one. POP-UP offers you
information and contributions from the various countries and regions about
training, profession, music, studies, leisure time, culture, politics and much
more. POP-UP is produced by a project partnership and is in no way commercial.
The project partners are people from non-profit making organisations from
Dortmund and Frankfurt/ Oder in Germany, from Durrow and Dublin in Ireland, from
Belfast in Northern Ireland, from Gdansk in Poland and from Vilafranca in Spain
- European Schoolnet
This web site is created by teams of teachers
from different countries that together create and collect different kinds of
Webquest: Europe Day, What to celebrate?
Who were Jean Monnet, Robert Schuman and
Konrad Adenauer? What is important to remember about them? What makes them the
founding fathers of a United Europe? Why is what they did on 9 May a 'leap
forward for Europe'?
The German government has assigned you to a
task force that will design an appropriate way not only to commemorate the men
but also the creation of the European Union. The sky is not the limit though.
What you design must not cost much, but must find cost efficient ways to remind
Europeans of the three men's importance and their significance for the present.
Webquest on European Union
This is the task for the students: "You and your
team members represent one of the 15 member nations and are your country's
liaison to the EU Council. Each of you has a specific role -- economist,
historian, or environmentalist. Together, you must gather information about the
country you are representing so that you can convince the council that your
country should host the presidency as soon as the current schedule ends. Design
a PowerPoint presentation and write a report explaining your position, based on
your findings. The report should include at least one graph/chart and/or other
Webquest: What is the European Union? By Jean-Philippe Raud Dugal
This the task for the students: "You are a
teenager from Europe and you have to explain what is the European Union to your
familly. You have to be the clearest you can to make the members of your family
understand its role, its importance in their lives".
Webquest: The Copenhagen European Council By Jean-Philippe Raud Dugal
This the task for the students: "You are a
journalist from Europe and you have to explain to your worldwide readers what
happened in Copenhagen during the last European Council Summit."
DEBATE ON THE FUTURE
Centre for European Reform
The Centre for European Reform (CER) is a
thinktank devoted to improving the quality of the debate on the future of the
European Union. The CER aims to promote new ideas and policies for reforming the
EU. As an independent organisation, the CER has published work by contributors
from all the main political parties. Those involved in its activities are well
placed to ensure that its ideas are fed into the policy-making process. The CER
also provides advice to governments in several European countries, as well as to
The European Convention
The European Convention - The Forum website
The purpose of this site is to provide
information about the Forum, and to offer all who so wish the opportunity to
make their own contribution to the debate on the future of Europe. These
contributions are published on this site, to help all those wishing to follow
this wider debate.
The future of the European Union - Debate
"The debate on the future of the European
Union" is an initiative launched at the Nice Intergovernmental Conference (declaration
on the future of the Union) in December 2000. This will be a wider and more
profound debate than "Dialogue on Europe", launched by the Commission in
February 2000. It will form part of a process of discussion and exchange of
ideas which will contribute to the preparation of a further intergovernmental
conference planned for 2004.
Future of the Union (2004 ICG)
The Intergovernmental Conference (IGC) which
agreed the Treaty of Nice adopted a declaration on the future of the European
Union in which the following Presidencies, in cooperation with the Commission
and involving the European Parliament, were asked to encourage wide-ranging
discussions on the future of the Union involving all the interested parties:
representatives of national Parliaments and all those reflecting public opinion,
including political, economic and university circles, representatives of civil
society, etc. The candidate countries will be associated with this process. This
vast public debate is intended to be the first stage of a process of preparation
leading up to the convening of a new IGC in 2004.
European Parliament - 2004 The Future of
The Europe 2004 webpage was devised to enable
Europe's citizens to read the European Parliament's official positions on the
future of the Union. It also gives details of the work of Parliament's
Delegation in the European Convention.
Friends of Europe - Debating Europe's future
Friends of Europe aims to promote discussion,
research and new thinking on the issues shaping the future of European
integration. It is a non-profit organisation without national or political bias.
Comprehensive information on the Commission
Enlargement - Activities of the European Union
is a must to start learning on the EU enlargement.
heads the EU agenda - In the web of Alexander runs for Europe (.pdf)
of the European Union - Europarl
The European Parliament website on enlargement.
Enlarging Europe - BBC
Basic data on the future members of the EU.
Central Europe on line
CIA World Factbook
The Cyprus problem : Europe’s diplomatic
Excellent article by Johan Vancauwenberghe, a
Belgian teacher, that claryfies a so complex problem. Will the EU enlargement
solve an almost 30 years old problem? A questionnaire on the topic is also
Council of Europe - Education for
The Council of Europe’s EDC project was set up in February
1997 with the aim to find out which values and skills individuals require in
order to become participating citizens, how they can acquire these skills and
how they can learn to pass them on to others.
The project was officially launched in October 1997 by the Heads of States and
Governments of the Council's of Europe Member States at their Second Summit in
Strasbourg held on 10-11 October 1997.
Since then, the Council of Europe has provided a forum of discussion between EDC
experts and practitioners from all over Europe, who defined concepts, developed
strategies and collected good practices on EDC.
On the basis of their findings and recommendations the
Council of Europe has set policy standards in the field of EDC and advocated
their implementation by member States
Council of Europe - 2005 European Year of
Citizenship through Education
European Year of Citizenship through Education marks the
culmination of eight years' work by the Council of Europe to define concepts,
policies and strategies for applying good practices in the area of education for
democratic citizenship (EDC).
The Council of Europe is launching the European Year for
Citizenship through Education in order to encourage the practical implementation
of pledges by political decision-makers who undertook to adapt the
Recommendation to their states' education systems.
The article provides basic information on the relationship
between local, regional, and national identity and the European citizenship. The
article also explains the main rights of the European citizens and which factors
contributed to bring the European citizenship concept closer to them.
There is a quite useful quiz (fill in the blanks sort) based on the article.
Article of Dvid Hémery in Bibelec. Two aspects:
I.European citizensip through the scope of History and II. Citizenship in the
European Citizen action service
ECAS was created in 1990 as an international non-profit
organization, independent of political
parties, commercial interests and the EU Institutions. The association’s mission
is to enable NGOs and individuals to make their voice heard with the EU.
What are its objectives?
1. To strengthen the European
Strategy of NGOs in member states and applicant countries of the EU.
2. To defend free movement rights and promote a more
inclusive European citizenship
3. To campaign for
transparency and reform of the EU Institutions
Charter of fundamental
rights of the European Union
Full text in the Council of the European Union's
Information on fundamental rights, rights
relating to freedom of movement within the European Union and rights relating to
Dialogue with citizens and business
Practical information on European citizens'
Education and active citizenship in the
This site provides a focus for the dissemination
of policy-relevant ideas, activities and resources in the field of learning for
democracy: A White Paper on Governance in the European Union
The White Paper of
the Commission and the follow-up: debate, Convention...
opportunities - Activities of the
The overview on
equal opportunities policy of the EU provides remarkable information.
Direct. A service
to help you find answers to your questions about the European Union.
Europe Direct is a
service to help citizens find answers to their questions about the European
Union. It offers free telephone helplines for each Member State, a direct
response service via e-mail and links to information and advice facilities at
national, regional and local levels.
Citizenship - Grande Place
A website close to
European Citizenship: Towards a European
A paper by
Percy B. Lehning.
Commission - Socio-economic Research European
citizenship: beyond borders, across identities
Research documents and activities on European
ECHO Humanitarian Aid Office
European Monitoring Centre
on Racism and Xenophobia (EUMC)
The European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia (EUMC)
was established in 1997 by the European Union as an independent body to
contribute to combat racism, xenophobia and anti-semitism throughout Europe. It
has the task of reviewing the extent and development of the racist, xenophobic
and anti-semitic phenomena in the European Union and promoting "best practice"
among the Member States.
European Politics of Citizenship
An article by Juan M.
Delgado-Moreira in The Qualitative Report, Volume 3, Number 3, September,
Politeia - Network for citizenship and
democracy in Europe
The network for citizenship and democracy in Europe is a
virtual organization of more than 1500 persons and institutions that are active
in the field of citizenship and political education and wishing to cooperate at
The goal of the network is to promote the social and political participation of
the European citizens.
out on European Citizenship
It aims to develop
the notion of a diverse and inclusive European citizenship, and encourage active
citizenship in young Europeans.
contribution of Community action programmes in the field of education, training
and youth to the development of citizenship with a European dimension. Dr.
Audrey Osler - University of Birmingham(PDF)
European Court of
Human Rights -Council of Europe
democracy - Campaigning for an independent pound
An independent magazine focusing a critical spotlight on European integration
and its implications for the sovereignty of Britain.
Europe of democracies and diversities
EDD favours the creation of a stable and democratic Europe
of Nation States built on the diversity and cultures of its peoples. It is open
to people who are critical of further European integration and centralization.
Euro-sceptic Web Resource
Links to euro-sceptic websites, documents,
TEAM - The
of EU Critical Movements
TEAM is an information network
linking 47 organisations, political party and non-party, from 18 countries
across Europe. It includes democratic and non-racist organisations from the
centre, left and right of the political spectrum.
The Bruges Group
The Bruges Group
claims to be an independent all-party think tank, although the influence of
British Conservatives is evident. Set up in February 1989, its aim was to
promote the idea of a less centralised European structure than that emerging in
Brussels. Its inspiration was
Thatcher's Bruges speech in September 1988.
EU History - History of
European Integration Site - Leiden
University History Department
best web to learn about EU history. Historical documents, oral histories,
statistical sources, timelines. A must for studying EU history on the net.
Europe in ten points
This text, by
Pascal Fontaine, includes a brief history on European integration.
European University Institute -
Department of History and Civilization
University Institute was founded in 1972 by the European Community Member States.
Its main objective is to provide advanced academic training to PhD students and
to promote research at the highest level.It carries out research in a European
perspective (fundamental research, comparative research and Community research)
in history, law, economics, political and social science.
KnowEurope - History of the EU
A EU timeline
with additional information on the main events.
Kurt Tucholsky as Prophet of European
Unity by Ian King
left-wing intellectual of the Weimar Republic has been recently considered as
significant supporter of a united Europe.
Milestones of the EU
1947 to nowadays. On the BBC web site.
Pierre Werner, the father of the euro
The Briand Plan for European Unity
Original document of a text by John B. Whitton, professor in
The European Prospect
An interesting selection of
historical texts, from Briand to Joshka Fischer.
The history of the European Union
A chronology, year after year, from 1946 to 2002.
The history of the European Union - World Bank
A chronology of the European
A-Z of Europe - A
BBC News Online untangles the jargon and acronyms
that all to often accompany media coverage of the European Union and its affairs.
Click on the headlines for explanations.
Bulletin of the European Union
Center for European Reform on line
The Centre for European Reform
is a think-tank devoted to improving the quality of the debate on the future of
the European Union. It is a forum for people with ideas to discuss the many
political, economic and social challenges facing Europe. Based in London, the
CER is a European think-tank that seeks to work with similar bodies in other
European countries, in North America and elsewhere in the world.
The CER is pro-European but not uncritical.
A very extensive resource with a great deal of information about all European
countries in English and German language.
Eur-Lex. The portal to EU law
The web portal of information and thinking on 21st century
For the latest EU related news.
European Union in the US
Excellente website that provides a broad range of
news, articles... and a very useful A-Z of the EU.
European Policy Centre Web-Site
An interface between Government, Business and
Civil Society. High-quality information on all the main features of EU and the
current debate about its future.
EurActiv - "EU News, policy positions and 'EU
EurActiv.com is now the leading online media on
European Union policies. Launched in 2000, the portal has become an essential
work instrument for « EU Actors » (professionals from EU institutions, countries
& regions, industry & unions, NGOs, the press, and consultants (law, lobbying,
EurActiv.com offers daily news coverage links to all sort of relevant official
and archives with full historical searches for previous news.
European Research Papers Archive
ERPA is a common access point for the following
online working paper series in the field of European integration research:
Robert Schuman Centre and Academy of European Law at the European University
Institute (Florence); Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (Cologne),
Jean Monnet Working Papers European Union Jean Monnet Chair NYU Law School and
several more institutions. In November 2002 more than 650 papers were available.
European Resource Center for Schools and
The European Resource Centres for Schools and
Colleges (ERCs) provide teachers and students with information on issues
relating to Europe and support the development of the European dimension in the
The ERCs offer resources, many of them free, which can be used to introduce a
valuable European and international dimension into the classroom.
Inside Europe - Your guide to life in European
A wealth of information on European Union, on the
BBC news web site.
KnowEurope - Putting Europe into context
A great deal of
information on history, countries, institutions of the EU.
The Center for European Policy Studies
Founded in 1983, the Centre for European Policy
Studies is an independent policy research institute dedicated to producing sound
policy research leading to constructive solutions to the challenges facing
The Jean Monnet Programme - Harvard University,
European University Insititute, NYU School of Law
Under the Jean Monnet Project, the European
Commission supports university initiatives aimed at creating teaching activities
in European integration. Launched in 1990 at the specific request of the
academic world, the Jean Monnet Project aims to promote teaching in European
integration, in particular in Law, Economics, Political Science and History the
disciplines where European Union developments are becoming an increasingly
important part of the subject studied and where student demand is at its
Britain in Europe
Launched by Tony
Blair, Gordon Brown, Ken Clarke, Michael Heseltine and Charles Kennedy, is
organisation is campaigning for a strong Britain in a strong Europe and putting
the case for the single currency.
Campaign for a European Federal Constitution
- United Kingdom.
It campaigns to promote the benefits of Britain's EU
membership and for Britain to play a leading role in a democratic European
The European Movement is Britain's leading
pro-European membership organisation
Britain's largest pro-European membership
organisation and formed by Sir Winston Churchill in 1948. Today European
Movement members across the country campaign in their local communities for
Britain to play a leading role in a strong, democratic and reformed Europe and
join the single currency.
Grande Place Europe
It is a free telematique forum for all the
citizens who are interested in having a part in building the European Union.
My Europe - Mon Europe
Bilingual, English and French, on-line newspaper
elaborated by a group of students.
Union of European
Federalists - Union de Fédéralistes Européens
Swedish EU Relay
Very interesting web site dealing with a wide range of topics.
From the right to vote to the neonazi movements, from gender equality to EU
defence and security policy, from animal mistreatment to enviromental problems.
A good site to know about social values and European integration process.
The Treaty of Nice