Educational Open E-Tools on the EU

Barcelona (E), December 2013 - Learn Europe is a new educational platform that focuses on teaching students about the history, geography, and economics of the European Union. The website, created by the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Open University of Catalonia, UOC) and the University of Lleida (UdL), offers a wealth of purpose-made educational resources and links to other sites available online.

The aim is to use this site to promote use of information and communication technology (ICT) in the educational community. The ultimate goal of the project is to provide teachers with appropriate tools with which to teach students of different ages about the EU. Students can thus gain sufficient knowledge to be able to make informed decisions on issues relating to the process of European integration.

A particular highlight on the site is the section dedicated to augmented reality, which seeks to show the potential of this technology in the field of education.

Learn Europe has received funding from the European Commission’s Jean Monnet Programme. This programme provides funding to promote education, research, and reflection on the process of European integration.