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.
A History of the EU
Encyclopaedia Britannica's European Union
Archive of European Integration
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.
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