Historical scholarship has for a long time focused on the foreign policy and commercial dimensions of European integration. At a time when the European Union has become increasingly multidimensional, it is appropriate for historians to follow suit in their approach to studying Europe. This book draws upon traditional areas of research, but crucially also breaks new ground, demonstrating the innovative approaches of a new generation of historians.In the book, twenty-two young scholars explore five different interpretative strands of the study of the history of European integration. The contributors participated in the second RICHIE conference (Réseau international de jeunes chercheurs en histoire de l'intégration européenne, or International Network of Young Researchers in European Integration History), held in Copenhagen in December 2006.Their work is based on extensive new research into a number of governmental and international archives, as well the archives of several non-governmental organisations and various personal archives.
The European Broadcasting Union (EBU, French: Union européenne de radio-télévision (UER)) is a confederation of 75 broadcasting organisations from 56 countries, and 43 associate broadcasters from a further 25. It is unrelated to the European Union. Members are radio and television companies, most of which are government-owned public service broadcasters or privately owned stations with public missions. Full active Members are based in countries from Algeria to the Vatican State, including almost all European countries. Associate members are not limited to those from European countries and the Mediterranean but include broadcasters from Canada, Japan, Mexico, India and Hong Kong, as well as many others. Associate Members from the United States include ABC, CBS, NBC, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Time Warner, and the only individual station, WFMT. Active members are those whose states fall within the European Broadcasting Area, or otherwise those who are members of the Council of Europe. The EBU's highest profile production is the Eurovision Song Contest, organised by its Eurovision Network.