Welcome to EuroAcademy
EuroAcademy is a website created and run by the UK Office of the European Parliament for teachers and pupils studying the European Union and European Parliament in secondary schools. EuroAcademy is a free, open and impartial resource designed to help teachers and students gain access to the best teaching materials on the EU.
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' provides an informative, relevant and fun introduction to all aspects of the EU and the European Parliament. It includes film clips, lesson plans, maps and country overviews.
- 'Crisis Point': is a role-play resource based on a disaster scenario. It 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 sometimes struggle with delivering the European Union strands of the citizenship curriculum and often feel that they lack resources. The teaching resources presented on this website should help to equip you 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. Our Resources Library is the place to go to see what else is available.
The UK Office of the European Parliament - who we are
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.
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.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.
To find out more about the work of the UK Office of the European Parliament visit our main website www.europarl.org.uk
If you would like to know what is happening now at the European Parliament, you can go to the European Parliament's web TV channel at www.europarltv.europa.eu