Our classrooms through a global lens

  Register for our annual conference which will take place at Beamish hall Hotel on Wednesday 11 July. It is FREE to attend. Our classrooms global lens flyer Colleagues from across our region will share best practice case studies of how classroom learning supports pupils’ social and cultural development and reinforces British Values. We will…

Industry spark

Europe Direct Durham was delighted to be abel to support a wonderful event hosted by the North Tyneside Learning Trust and organised by First Face to Face. Industry Spark presented groups of pupils with real industry challenges and asked them to come up with a solution which they could then pitch to invited “dragons”. the…

Euroscola feedback

  Pupils from County Durham Sixth Forms recently travelled to Strasbourg to take part in a special day at the European parliament. Here is the feedback from the pupils at Consett Academy I was one of the lucky students to win the trip to the European parliament in Strasbourg. I really enjoyed the experience, it…

Languages are our business

We have worked with Durham University graduates to produce a series of posters showing some of the different employment destinations for people with language qualifications. If you can help to supply other examples, please get in touch. Posters  

EU and me

  This book is about the European Union and how the different institutions work. It tells about the EU’s history and how the Union was established. In addition, it provides information about the benefits being a member of the European Union and how all the member states work together. The book also provides various exercises…

Euroscola competition winners head to Strasbourg

Pupils from the four schools which won our Euroscola competition will soon be heading to Strasbourg to take their seats in the Parliament chamber and join young people from the other 27 member states to debate issues of importance. The pupils had to write a news report script which they filmed at the Tyneside cinema’s…

Rina arrives!

Hello! My name is Rina. I am 21 years old. I am from Japan and study English and International relations at Teikyo University in Japan. The university is located in Nakano and has nice facilities. It has a beautiful café where I usually eat delicious food with my friends. Back home in Japan, I like…

Languages are our business

We are launching a new campaign to promote language learning.. Posters will follow our video below and schools and organisations are encouraged to use our new logo for the campaign. We are delighted to have worked with UBISOFT, the games producer to create a short film to demonstrate the application of language skills in the…

112 day

Yesterday, on the 11 February, Europe celebrated the European 112 Day which was established in 2009 to raise awareness of the European emergency number. In an emergency situation, when you are in the need of help, you can call 112 which is the European emergency number. You can call it whenever you are in the…

The UK and European Customs Union

A customs union is a trade agreement between two or more countries. This means that countries which are a part of the union decide not to impose taxes on imports coming from other member countries and agree to impose external costs on goods that are coming from countries which are not a part of the…

Pontanima concert

Pontanima leaflet final Join the Pontanima choir from Sarajevo for their concert in Durham Cathedral. Music will include new commissions and works of significance for different religions and cultures. Over the twenty years of its existence, Pontanima (spiritual bridge) has emerged as one of the most important actors in the field of inter-religious peacemaking in…