According to Colby and Jones (2000) pupils in the United Kingdom (UK) are being brought up and educated in, and as part of Europe, not the UK as a country. The children are being shown the importance of Europe's place within the world and why this is important too; not only them but, their teachers, family and the future economical structure in which they will be living. Colby and Jones (2000) further articulate that there is becoming a trend towards a European fusion. Europe as a whole is increasingly coming together politically, economically and culturally. Novoa and Lawn (2002) support this by articulating that contained by its social sciences and education, Europe is steadily becoming a unit rather than a group of individualised states. However the connection between European countries is complex and involves many important and powerful organisations that help run alliances such as the European Union (EU) and the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), these groups help bring unity and peace to the countries involved (Colby and Jones 2000). With more than just European countries part of the such organisations as the NATO there is a chance to link to such huge economical countries such as the United states of America (USA) and Canada who are main figures of the NATO. General aspects therefore become further broadened , as do, cultures from having such a variety of economically different countries as part of an alliance. Europe as a whole is one that contributes massively to evaluating the relationship between education and the economy, these perspectives are internationally considered by all countries and in recent times this has fuelled because of the pressure to be educationally and economically successful (Brown and Lauder 2006).