Getting to Know Europe
Supporters of strong transatlantic relations must find new and creative ways to connect with the next generation of Americans. Many long-standing connections between the United States and Europe are fading just as the need for transatlantic cooperation is growing, as are the similarities between the younger generations on both sides of the ocean. This makes a strong case for informing younger Americans about Europe and the EU.
With the following series of videos, GMF hopes to connect with them, especially those outside large educational establishments and the major cities. GMF aims to expand their awareness of the diversity, rich culture, and shared values of EU member states and, more broadly, all European countries.
The first set of videos addresses Europe as a continent—its geography, cultures, key language groups, political systems, and its north-south and east-west divides. The second set of videos focuses on the EU, the political and economic union of 27 European countries. These videos provide an overview of the EU, how it has changed since its founding and integrated new member states, its economic community, freedom of movement, cooperation on policymaking, and several of its salient policies on fiscal union, immigration, and shared values.
|This project is funded by the European Union. Its contents are the sole responsibility of The German Marshall Fund and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the European Union.|