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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

European Union and European Studies: EU Studies

This guide provides an introduction to the UIUC Library's collections and services for EU and European Studies

Basic Info on the EU

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History of the EU

The European Union is an organization that unites 27 European countries through common laws, economics, and security. The EU traces its origins to the desire for solidarity in the aftermath of World War II. 

For more:
A History of the EU 
Encyclopaedia Britannica's European Union
Archive of European Integration

EU Publications

EU Studies Guides

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The UIUC Library has several online guides for researching and studying the EU and Europe. Some are listed below. To find more, search the Library Homepage under Library Guides using terms such as European Union, Europe, or country name.

EU Center at UIUC

Founded in 1998, the European Union Center serves as the focal point for teaching, research, and outreach on the European Union at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The Center is dedicated to promoting scholarly research on the EU, strengthening curricula on the EU across the campus, educating the next generation of experts on the EU and transatlantic affairs, and reaching out to K-12 educators and students, businesses, government leaders, the media, and the general public to deepen understanding between the peoples of the US and the EU. The EU Center also offers a Master of Arts in EU Studies.

The EUC is a designated Title VI Resource Center, receiving grant funding to teach courses relevant to Europe and European languages.  It is also a Jean Monnet Center of Excellence receiving EU funding to promote European studies and transatlantic partnerships.  For more information on these programs, please visit the European Union Center website.

Other EU Centers

UCLA Center for European and Russian Studies (Home)

UNC Center for European Studies (Home)​

UW-Seattle Center for West European Studies (Home)

UW-Madison European Studies (Home)

University of Pittsburgh European Studies Center (Home)

UC-Boulder European Union Center of Excellence (Home)

UT-Austin Center for European Studies (Home)

UC-Berkeley Institute of European Studies (Home)

Delegation of the EU to the US