Germany in Europe

The European Union secures peace, prosperity, freedom, and democracy in Europe. It turned former enemies into friends and allies, sustaining peace in Europe for over 60 years.

As the world’s biggest economy and its largest single market, the European Union unites 28 democratic market economies with a combined population of over 500 million. Germany lies at the heart of Europe. As one of its founding members it plays an active part in modeling the present and future of the EU.

With the EU undergoing change once more let’s take a closer look at how Germany's role has evolved over the century. Will we see a more European Germany or a more German EU?

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"Germany in Europe" Campus Weeks

More than 6,000 students from colleges and universities across the United States are taking part in the 2013-2014 "Germany in Europe" Campus Weeks, which will stimulate discussion about Germany's role in Europe.

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Complexity of Europe: Understanding Ties Within Europe

With so many levels of integration between countries in Europe, it’s easy to lose track of where each one stands. Here's some information that will help you better understand the dimensions of integration in Europe and the role that Germany plays within that framework.

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Partner Schools

Check out our list of colleges and universities that are participating in our "Germany in Europe" Campus Weeks across the US. Through challenging essay contests, Oktoberfest celebrations, exciting speaker events, German movie screenings and other unique events, these schools are launching a nationwide dialogue about Germany's role in Europe.

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Germany in the European Union (EU)

The European Union is the biggest political success story of the past 50 years. Peace and prosperity, freedom and security are achievements cherished by all EU citizens. Germany is one of its founding members and plays an active role in shaping today's enlarged European Union.

The EU now consists of 28 member states

Ten reasons for Europe

The question "Do we need the European Union?" may be asked – and it can be answered with an unequivocal "Yes." Ten reasons are outlined here.

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Campus Weeks Photo Gallery

Check out our photo gallery to see how students across the US have engaged in the 2013-2014 "Germany in Europe" Campus Weeks!

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The Making of German European Policy

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Nowadays all policy fields have a European dimension. To be an effective advocate of German interests in Europe, the Federal Government must clearly have efficient mechanisms in place to coordinate its policy.