The British Council acts as part of the National Agency for Socrates in the UK. It manages the programmes: Comenius, Grundtvig, Arion, Lingua and Minerva. Other parts of the National Agency include the University of Kent at Canterbury which manages Erasmus in the UK.
ECCTIS Ltd are responsible for UK NARIC which provides information on the comparability of education qualifications across different countries.
The National Foundation for Educational Research hosts the National Eurydice unit for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Eurydice is the information network on education in Europe. A seperate Eurydice unit for Scotland is located within the Scottish Executive Education department. You can contact the Eurydice unit in Scotland by email.
Centre International de Formation Européenne
Established in 1954, the CIFE is a private non-profit making international organisation which includes several European studies courses as well as conferences, seminars and publications.
The programmes of the CIFE encompass educational and research activities concerning European unification, world unification, federalism, regionalism and changes within the structures of contemporary society in accordance with a federalist prospective.
The CIFE receives the support of the European Union and other international organisations, of numerous national governments as well as regional and local authorities, foundations, and private contributors.
College of Europe
is a postgraduate institute for European studies, situated in Bruges.
Connect Youth International
is the UK coordinator of the EU's Youth Programme, which promotes foreign exchanges for young people.
Education and Culture Directorate-General
is the European Commission's department responsible for the ERASMUS and SOCRATES programmes. See also its Education and Training 2010 website.
portal site to improve the exchange of information and the sharing of knowledge on e-learning in Europe.
eTwinning - School partnerships in Europe
portal site offers information in 20 languages to help schools start an eTwinning partnership. It also provides school staff with a European helpdesk to support eTwinning activities and answer questions on teaching issues.
provides information, guidance and networking services on EU programmes and funding. It works with FE colleges, higher education, community education, adult education, youth work, careers services and voluntary organisations.
The European Choice - A Guide to Opportunities for Higher Education in Europe
is primarily aimed at students who are interested in spending up to a year in another European higher education institution, undertaking study that is fully recognised as part of their UK degree course.
European Electronic Training Village
was set up by the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP). It is dedicated to bringing vocational training experts together to share the latest information and to solve problems.
EURES - European Employment Service
is a European labour market network designed to increase the mobility of workers in the European Economic Area. It links more than 450 "Euroadvisers" - specialists in employment matters - throughout Europe.
European Offender Employment Forum
is a pan-European network whose aim is to tackle crime in Europe by reintegrating offenders into society. At this site you can find out what EOEF does, how it does it and how to join in its activities. You can also read about the latest news on initiatives in the offender employment field and learn about the results of EOEF events.
aims to promote the use of information and communications technologies (ICT) among schools in Europe. It also provides a framework for collaboration between European Ministries of Education, bringing together national education networks in Europe and around the world. See also My Europe
European Training Foundation
works in the field of vocational education and training in Central and Eastern Europe, the Newly Independent States and Mongolia, as well as the Mediterranean partner countries and territories. The Foundation also provides technical assistance to the European Commission for implementing the Tempus programme.
European Youth Portal
If you are thinking of going to another European country to study or work, or on holiday... if you are looking for activities or opportunities in Europe... if you have something to say, or ask, about European issues, this portal could be a good place to start! It offers you information, news and discussions - all about Europe and relevant to young people.
is a European network to promote the exchange of information on education systems and on national policies in the field of education.
Jean Monnet Programme
aims at stimulating teaching, research and reflection in the field of European integration studies at the level of higher education institutions within and outside the European Community.
Languages and Europe
EU Web portal on languages. An easy point of entry for the general public, the media or students for information about languages from the European Union. The subjects covered range from the Union's policies to encourage language learning and linguistic diversity, by way of a review of language skills in the EU today, to the rules for the use of the EU's own official languages and a round-up of employment opportunities for professional linguists with the EU's institutions.
NARIC - National Academic Recognition Information Centres
is a network that aims to improve academic recognition of diplomas and periods of study in the Member States of the EU, the EEA countries and the associated countries in Central and Eastern Europe and Cyprus.
PLOTEUS (a Portal on Learning Opportunities Throughout Europe)
It aims to help people find information about educational opportunities in other member states and complements EURES, the jobs portal. It also has useful information on moving to another country and exchanges.
aims to improve the quality and the "European dimension" of higher education (university and non-university sectors) through a broad range of activities: from student and teacher exchanges to joint development of curricula; from language courses to thematic network projects between departments/faculties across Europe; from preparatory visits to recognition of study periods undertaken abroad (ECTS).
This independent charity was founded by John Sewell OBE in 1958. It is non-political and non-sectarian and aims to promote understanding and discussion of European,Trans-Atlantic, and world affairs by encouraging interest in them on the part of young people, educators and other interested adults. We organise sixth form conferences in schools for young people on a variety of subjects, and we have now also started to organise conferences in universities where pupils are bought into the university as part of the universities Outreach programme. We also organize Study Tours to the institutions of Europe for teachers and lecturers where we visit NATO, SHAPE, the European Parliament, the European Commission, and the Council of the European Union.
The Council for International Education is an independent, not-for-profit organisation committed to promoting educational mobility and providing support to international students and the professionals who work with them.
University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES)
brings together academics involved in researching and teaching on Europe with practitioners active in European affairs. It provides a forum for debate, a clearing house for information about European studies, and is itself directly involved in promoting research and establishing teaching and research networks. UACES is one of the world's premier European Studies associations. See also:www.ExpertOnEurope.com (looking for an expert on Europe - online directory of experts which is free to search)
UACES Student Forum
The student branch of the University Association for Contemporary European Studies, which provides students with useful resources and networks for their research. The UACES Student Forum was created in 1999 to provide UACES with a specialist body for its many members still in full-time education. The aim of the Student Forum is to provide a voice for graduate students within UACES and to facilitate dialogue and the exchange of information between students at different institutions.
tries to serve the interests of young people from all over Europe, promoting their participation in building a common Europe and seeking to get young people involved in the shaping of a Europe based on the values of human rights, democracy and mutual understanding.