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European Resources

The European Resource Centre has a wide range of free European publications and classroom materials for teachers, students and young people in Northern Ireland on general and specific topics. Web access is also available free of charge.

The range of materials includes:


  • Large poster size map of the European Union (87 x 101cm)
  • European map showing Member states and flags (A1)
  • Countries in Europe - wall map showing Member states and flags, along with basic information on capitals and populations (A1)
  • Travelling in Europe 2009 – wall map with information about travelling in the EU (A2)
  • Panorama map – wall map detailing basic statistics on the EU (A2)

Passport to the European Union:
A guide to the 27 Member States of the EU including information on famous people, landmarks, food, population and capital cities.  Each passport contains a small map of Europe and stickers of each country’s flags, currency and well-known monuments.
(limited to 30 per order)

Flags of the European Union stickers:
A4 sheet of the flags of the 27 EU Member states.
(limited to 30 per order)

EU Member states bookmark:
Detailing all of the Member States and when they joined.
(limited to 30 per order)

EU country bunting:
Useful for European Days/Weeks.
(limited to 1 per order)

Key facts and figures about Europe and Europeans:
Booklet detailing basic facts and figures about the European Union and its member states.
(limited to 1 per order)

Languages take you further:
Booklet on learning how to count and say a few key phrases in some of the many languages spoken in Europe.
(limited to 15 per order)

Europe in 12 lessons:
Booklet on why the EU was created, how does it work and what does it do.
(limited to 1 per order)

Speaking for Europe:
A4 sized magazine looking at the languages spoken in Europe and promoting the importance of languages and language learning. Aimed towards post-primary students (available in English and several other languages - contact us for availability)

European Parliament:

The European Union Institutions – Wall chart with facts about the EU and the European Parliament

'Troubled Waters’
A comic book looking at the European Parliament through an environmental pollution story, providing a glossary of terms relating to Parliamentary activities. (Please contact us for availability)

Climate Change:

Climate Change - What is it all about?
An introductory booklet for young people on climate change.

Useful websites for EU facts, games and quizzes

http://www.eurolink-eu.net/europedirect_euactivities.asp   Network NI

http://europa.eu/europago/explore/  Let's Explore Europe!

http://europa.eu/europago/welcome.jsp  Europe Go!

http://europa.eu/abc/index_en.htm - Europa - The EU at a glance

http://europa.eu/youth/ - European Youth Portal

http://europa.eu/teachers-corner/index_en.htm  Teaching material about European Union

More resources will be arriving soon.  For further information on any of the materials available from the European Resource Centre, please contact;

British Council Northern Ireland
Norwich Union House
7 Fountain Street
Belfast, BT1 5EG

T: +44 (0)28 9019 2250
E: ERCNI@britishcouncil.org

Resources from the Spanish Embassy

A range of resources for teachers is also available from the Spanish Embassy Education Office.  Please email for further information.

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