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Deutsche Fassung Version française Versione italiana Version en español Versão em português was founded in December 2004 by Maciamo Hay.

Our aim is to create a detailed and informative guide to countries of the European Union, with an emphasis on travel, history, cultural differences, maps, and interesting facts about Europe.

Since 2009, Eupedia also has a dedicated section for genetics focusing chiefly on European population genetics, historical genetics and genetic genealogy, as well as related fields such as prehistory, archaeology and anthropology.

At Eupedia we consider that the knowledge of history is essential to understand the complex ethnic, cultural and linguistic patchwork of the modern world. Retracing the ancestry and ancient population movement in Europe and its interactions with other regions like West Asia or North Africa provides valuable insight into what it means to be European today and what common heritage Europeans share with their neighbours. Understanding the diversity of genetic variations in society and how numerous historical migrations shaped our genes and identity is one of the most potent ways to eradicate xenophobia and dispel myths about racism.

In 2020 two new sections were added:

  • Ecology deals with the new challenges of modern society in fighting polluion, climate change, deforestation and the extinction of species and how to live sustainably.

  • Psychology concentrates mostly on cross-cultural differences between countries, but also with the evolution of mindset in societies, such as those proposed by the Spiral Dynamics model.

The Travel Guide

The concept of the Eupedia could be seen as a combination of Wikipedia, Wikitravel and Wikicommons dedicated exclusively to Europe, so as to facilitate navigation and keep visitors focalized on European travel, history, linguistics and genetics.

We strive to provide one of the web's most detailed and completely free English-language guide of England, the Benelux, northeastern France and the Rhineland (with aim to eventually extend this to all France and Germany). Here is what distinguishes Eupedia from Wikipedia:

  • A consistent overview of travel destinations with ratings for tourist attractions and interactive maps.

  • Beautiful pictures illustrating all travel destinations.

  • Reference articles written only by authors with specialised and first-hand knowledge of the countries, including unique insights about European history, linguistics and genetics.

  • A discussion forum to ask and answer questions about Europe, discuss issues relating to foreigners travelling, living, working or studying in European countries, as well as sharing news and tips about any EU country.

  • Enjoyable, easy to read and carefully researched trivia pages and comparative maps about most European countries.

The Eupedia Forum

As of October 2021, the Eupedia Forum has over 57,000 members, 298,000 posts in over 14,500 threads.

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