European Schoolnet and the Museum of Europe invite teams of students from 14 to 20 years of age to take part in a competition, experience teamwork and express ideas and thoughts about the next 50 years in the EU, whilst looking back at what we have achieved since 1957!
The competition is intended to enhance and support European citizenship education in schools, in the year when the European Union celebrates its 50th anniversary.
The competition aims to involve teams of school children or organisations in charge of extra-curricular activities in the 27 Member States of the European Union. The student teams are encouraged to submit entries resulting from a classroom-based activity, approached in a cross-curricular manner (involving a number of school subjects). Each student team must be coordinated by two teachers.
The competition theme is “50 years together in diversity”. The competition entries should consist of an essay and a visual composition. The essay should answer the questions: “In your opinion, what are the major challenges that the European Union will be faced with in the next 50 years? How can it deal with these challenges?” The visual composition should focus on the topic “Europe in our daily lives”.
The competition prizes consist of a trip to Brussels to visit the Museum of Europe, in March 2008. There will be 27 winning teams, one team from each EU Member State. Each winning team will be accompanied by two coordinating teachers.