Economic, socio-economic or political-economic education for adults is still rarely provided in Europe. Nevertheless, there are some organisations, institutions, universities, trade unions, etc. that are dedicated to these topics. By far the greater amount of education on understanding the economy, economics and financial literacy is provided for schoolchildren.

Below you will find an – incomplete – list of educational institutions that include (socio-)economic issues in their offers. It is deliberately uncommented. The ‘players’ show different emphases. Some focus more on macroeconomic issues, others on the economic behaviour of individuals, and others try to find different combinations. This can be associated with different political views on how to govern the economy and economic activity. In this respect, too, there are different approaches (“paradigms”) and proposals. With regard to the project partners and funding sources of the below listed organisations, articles on Wikipedia or Lobbypedia can provide further information. This list should encourage you to inform yourself broadly and develop your own judgement.


Association des Professeurs de Sciences Economiques et Sociales (APSES), France

Association of European Economics Education, Europe

Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO), The Netherlands

CCFD-Terre Solidaire, France

Debt and Development Coalition Ireland

European Expert Network on Economics of Education (EENEE), Europe

Finance Watch, Belgium

Fondazione Finanzaetica, Italy

French Association for Civic Education and Participation

Glopolis, Czech Republic

Pädagogische Hochschule Tirol, INSERT – International Research Network for Socio-Economic Education and Reflection, Austria

Institute for New Economic Thinking, USA/World

Institute for Sustainable Public Procurement / Instytut Zrównoważonych Zamówień Publicznych, Poland

Instituto Marquês de Valle Flôr (IMVF) Foundation for development and cooperation, Portugal

International Student Initiative for Pluralism in Economics (ISIPE), Europe/World

Marie Jahoda – Otto Bauer Institut, Austria

Mirovni institut – Institut za sodobne družbene in politič študije | The Peace Institute. Institute for Contemporary Social and Political Studies, Slovenia

Network for Pluralist Economics, Germany/Europe, project Exploring Economics

New Economics Foundation, United Kingdom

Secours Catholique, Caritas France

Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics, World

Südwind, Austria

The University of Manchester, Political Economy Institute, United Kingdom

Journals and Blogs

Citizenship, Social and Economics Education

ECONLAND. The macroeconomics simulation game

Project Teaching Economics with the ECONLAND simulation game and learning platform

Exploring Economics

Schools of Economic Thought

Socio-Economic Review