K-12 Outreach: Bridge to Europe


The EUCE/ESC offers programing and resources relating to Europe and the European Union for K-12 teachers and students. 

Programs and Resources for Teachers

French Immersion Institute – Area secondary school French teachers have an opportunity to maintain or improve their French language skills, develop understanding of French or Franco-African culture, and to share relevant teaching strategies.  Act 48 credit is available for attending these Saturday workshops. For more information, contact Timothy Thompson.

Visit the French Immersion Website

K-12 Resources Website-A variety of resources on Europe and the European Union.

Archive of European Integration -While this source is mainly for graduate students and advanced research, this guide may also be used for secondary school teachers.

Programs for Students

EURO Challenge- EURO Challenge is a national competition where 9th and 10th grade high school students test their knowledge and understanding of the European economy and the Euro, the currency shared by 17 Member States of the European Union.  Winners of the national competition receive cash prizes.  In addition to the European Union Center of Excellence and European Studies Center, EURO Challenge is supported by Pitt's International Business Center, the Delegation of the European Union to the U.S., the Federal Reserve Bank, Moody's, and Global Solutions Pittsburgh.  For more information visit: http://euro-challenge.org/ and also see the Euro Challenge Update. http://www.facebook.com/eurochallengecompetition

Model European Union- Area high schools simulate an EU Intergovernmental Conference.  This event is held annually in December.  Visit the High School Model European Union Webpage.