Here you will find a number of richly illustrated slides about what the European Union is, what it does and how it works. You may use them if you are a teacher or if you are giving a speech about the EU. The slides do not come in any particular order nor do they constitute a complete speech – it is up to you to select the ones you like and maybe to combine your choice with your own slides. Each slide provides some very simple facts or key words in a style that can be easily understood by an audience with no prior knowledge of the EU. However, you, as the teacher or speaker, should have a greater knowledge of the subject in order to use these slides – if necessary, the information available on the website "The EU at a glance" may help you.