The European Union (EU) is an economic and political partnership between 28 European countries. It plays an important role in international affairs through diplomacy, trade, development aid and working with global organisations. Abroad, the EU is represented through more than 140 diplomatic representations, known also as EU Delegations, which have a similar function to those of an embassy.
On this day, 70 years ago, the Member States of the United Nations came together to adopt the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This step brought the world together after the greatest tragedy in human history. We have come a long way since then.
Regarded as one of the most successful peace projects in history, the EU is an instrumental part of modern international relations. As such, knowledge of the EU, its institutions and policies, can be an important component to any high school social studies lesson. As one of the U.S.'s main partners in trade, security and politics, the importance of the partnership cannot be understated. We offer a variety of educational resources for high school teachers, college professors, and students of all ages.