Welcome to EuroAcademy
EuroAcademy is an open and impartial online resource designed to help teachers and students access the best teaching materials on the EU and citizenship. It is a website created and run by the UK Office of the European Parliament for the benefit of secondary schools, especially Key Stage 3 & 4.
The UK Office of the European Parliament produces two free teaching resources for citizenship teachers to help in delivering the EU-related strands of the citizenship curriculum:
- 'The European Parliament: What's that' is used by an estimated 8,000 teachers. It provides an informative, relevant and fun introduction to all aspects of the EU and the European Parliament. It was updated in October 2010 to reflect changes following the European elections of June 2009 and the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty on 1 December 2009.
- 'Crisis Point': Crisis Point is a role-play resource based on a disaster scenario. It was launched at the beginning of 2010 and is designed to make the experience of learning about the EU and the European Parliament exciting, relevant and fun.
Research and feedback from teachers suggest that teachers encounter some difficulty in delivering the European Union strands of the citizenship curriculum and often feel that the right resources are not available. All the teaching resources presented on this website should help to equip teachers to teach about the EU.
You will find information on how to obtain or download these two resources in the relevant sections of the site. We also endeavour to give you an overview of all the other teacher and learning resources on the EU, produced by the many other organisations that are active in this area. Our Resources Library is the place to go to see what else is available.
The UK Office of the European Parliament
The role of the UK Office of the European Parliament is to raise awareness of the European Parliament and the European Union generally and to encourage people to vote in European parliamentary elections. The next elections to the European Parliament will take place in 2014.
Every year we answer thousands of enquiries, distribute publications and attend exhibitions throughout the UK. We organise press briefings and keep the media informed of news stories from the European Parliament.
We work closely with teachers, educationalists and organisations involved in promoting active citizenship to produce and distribute free educational resources about the European Parliament and the EU generally. All our resources are designed to offer a balanced view of the European Union and the European Parliament and to encourage students to take part in discussions in order to form their own views on the subjects covered.
Our outreach team develops links with trade bodies, professions, large and small companies, non-governmental organisations and anyone else who has an interest in European affairs and the role of the European Parliament.
To find out more about the work of the UK Office of the European Parliament visit our main website www.europarl.org.uk
To find out what's happening now at the European Parliament see European Parliament's web TV channel www.europarltv.europa.eu