On 9 May schools across Europe will celebrate Europe Day by organising debates on EU external aid and development cooperation policy. EU officials and experts will visit schools and take part in the discussions with students and teachers, and answer their questions.
The ‘9 May Europe-day in schools’ is an initiative aimed at schools and at raising European youth's awareness of the EU’s external aid and development cooperation policy.
Schools across Europe are invited to participate by organising debates and discussions around these issues on 9 May, Europe Day.
EU officials (from EuropeAid Cooperation Office, DG Development, Humanitarian Aid Office, and DG External Relations), representatives of NGOs that implement EU co-funded projects and Members of the European Parliament will go to schools and participate in debates and round table discussions, in order to explain what the EU does to help developing countries and how the EU implements its external aid, and to answer questions from students.
The EuropeAid Co-operation Office is coordinating the event and will send information material to participating schools to help both students and teachers prepare the discussions and debates and organise their 9 May event.