Summer Curriculum Workshop

Since 2005, the European Union Center has organized in-person and virtual summer curriculum workshops designed for K-12 and community college educators to develop a more effective curriculum on the European Union. These materials may be incorporated into a variety of courses, such as foreign language, world geography, world cultures, world/US history, politics, economics, and business. 

Our summer curriculum workshops include a mix of lectures and active sessions presented by University of Illinois faculty, experienced K-12 teachers, and museum staff. Illinois K-12 teachers are eligible to receive ISBE Professional Development Hours (PDH). All participants receive a certificate of completion indicating the number of workshop hours. Previous workshops have provided 15-25 PDHs.

Funded in part by the U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant

Please check back for more information on future workshops. To learn more about the type of sessions and content that these workshops offer, please see previous years' workshop schedules below.

Past Workshops
If you want additional information on a specific workshop or are interested in seeing the schedules of workshops prior to 2009, please contact the EUC at

2020 Workshop: "From Conflict to Peace: The EU Explained"
2013 Workshop: “The Timeless Mediterranean and the New European Union: Transnational Spaces and Integration”
2012 Workshop: “Food & Energy Security and Sustainability”
2011 Workshop: “Immigration and European Integration”
2010 Workshop: “Islam in Europe”
2009 Workshop: “How Does the European Union Work?”