Pan-European, with reference to the European Union
Portals of the European Union and its programmes
CORDIS – Community Research and Development Information Service
Information service of the European Community focusing on research and development, accessible free of charge, which is provided by the European Commission within the framework of its programme "Innovation and Participation of SMEs". The aim of the programme is to support participation in EU research programmes and to facilitate the application by businesses of the results of research done in Europe.
Europa.eu – The official European Union website
- http://europa.eu/pol/cult/index_en.htm (Culture in the European Union)
Index of the websites of the European Union that offer information on events of the day in the EU and on the status of European integration. Access to current legislation and legislative proposals in preparation and to the websites of the various EU bodies and institutions. Overview of policy areas that fall under the jurisdiction of the EU. Activities, programmes, European Union contacts in the area of cultural promotion. A joint project of the Kulturpolitische Gesellschaft (Association for Cultural Policy) located in Bonn, and the Österreichische Kulturdokumentation / Internationales Archiv für Kulturanalysen, a cultural research institute in Vienna.
European External Action Service (EEAS)
Council of Europe
European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA)
European Document Centres (EDC)
European documentation centres offer access to official EU publications and documents, help finding detailed information on European law, integration, policies and institutions. The centres are located at institutions of higher learning and at research institutions.
Information network on European education systems and policies.
European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop)
Current information on the status and development of vocational training in the European Union.
European Training Foundation (ETF), Turin
EU agency supporting education and training in countries surrounding the EU.
European Schoolnet (EUN)
Partnership that includes more than 30 European ministries of education, which offers learning opportunities for schools, teachers and pupils throughout Europe.
incrEAST – Information Exchange in Science and Technology between the European Research Area and Eastern European/Central Asian Countries
Promotion of international exchange involving Europe, Eastern Europe and central Asia in the area of science and research.
Ploteus – European Portal on Learning Opportunities
Information on education and training opportunities throughout Europe.
German institutions that run European programmes
Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) (German Academic Exchange Service)
Up-to-date information on EU educational programmes.
http://eu.daad.de (in German)
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) (German Agency for International Cooperation)
Overview of projects and programmes involving European states.
European Network on Teacher Education Policies (ENTEP)
Network that seeks to improve cooperation in the EU in the field of teacher training. Among the objectives are analysis, comparison and discussion concerning education policy on the national and European levels, quality assurance, and the development of training programmes for teachers throughout Europe.
Kooperationsstelle EU der Wissenschaftsorganisationen (KoWI) (EU Liaison Office of the German Research Organisations)
The "European Liaison Office of the German Research Organisations" is the joint service platform of the German research organisations united in the "Association for the Promotion of European and International Cooperation in Science e.V."
Nationale Agentur Bildung für Europa beim Bundesinstitut für Berufsbildung (NA beim BIBB) (National Agency Education for Europe at the Federal Institute for Vocational Education)
Information on European Union action programmes and initiatives in the fields of vocational and general education, and about European cooperation in the field of education.
Pädagogischer Austauschdienst (PAD) der Kultusministerkonferenz (Educational Exchange Service of the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs)
Promotion of international exchange in schools through international dialogue and encounters, through incentives for learning foreign languages and through the promotion of German as a foreign language abroad. Information, advice, placement, support and management of funds.
Institutions that focus on cultural policy
Anna Lindh Foundation
This Euro-Mediterranean foundation supports dialogue among cultures within the framework of the Barcelona Process.
A network of countries located on the Baltic Sea that has been in existence since 1991, and focuses on promotion of cooperation in the cultural sector.
An organisation connecting Baltic Sea states in cultural collaboration.
Culture Action Europe
The former "European Forum for the Arts and Heritage (EFAH)" provides a platform for the development of cultural policy in Europe.
ERICarts Institute (European Institute for Comparative Cultural Research)
Comparative research and monitoring in the areas of culture and media, specifically cultural-political trends; the situation of artists, cultural institutions and the media industry; processes in cultural education; and the management of culture. Promotion of dialogue in the areas of culture and research through, among other things, publications, Internet services and conferences for experts.
EUNIC – European Union National Institutes for Culture
EUNIC (European National Institutes for Culture) is a partnership involving national institutes of culture that work with a certain degree of autonomy from their respective governments, and whose activities span national borders. Among EUNIC's members are at the moment organisations from 19 EU countries.
European Institute for Progressive Cultural Policies (EIPCP)
Promotion of networking and cooperation among cultural players, and discussion and reflection on art and subjects within the field of cultural policy.
European Network of Cultural Administration Training Centres (ENCATC)
Training and continuing education for institutions and individuals in the field of art and culture. Organisation of activities, conferences and seminars. Publications. Opportunities for the exchange of experiences and the development of projects such as Eurocult21, Cultural Capital Creation, SynaxisBaltica, Nordic Baltic Platform, Calliope, and others.
Nordic Council and Council of Ministers
Scandinavian cultural cooperation. Nordic Council and Council of Ministers Internet portals and offerings with a focus on Europe.
Internet sites with a focus on Europe
europa einfach e.V.
German website on European affairs
http://www.europa-einfach.de/ (in German)
Europass (Vocational Training in Germany)
German agency promoting further education and training throughout Europe