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Looking for teaching resources about the European Union?

Then you've come to the right place! Teachers' Corner contains all kinds of material for different age groups. Whether you want to teach your pupils about what the EU does, how it began and how it works or to debate EU policies in greater detail, you'll find plenty of inspiration here.
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Teachers, young people and organisations are invited to submit an entry for the #SaferInternet4EU Awards before the extended deadline of midnight CEST on Friday, 25 May 2018. The awards aim to reward and celebrate excellence and best practice in the European safer/better internet field, focusing on topics such as fake news, cyberbullying, connected toys and privacy concerns, grooming, exposure to harmful or disturbing content, and cyber hygiene.

Prizes include financial support for organisations to further disseminate best practices, and professional development and mentorship opportunities for teachers and young people. Finalists will be invited to an awards ceremony at the Safer Internet Forum (SIF) in Brussels in November 2018. Find out more and apply online on the BIK portal.

Are you 18 years old, a European citizen and ready to discover more of Europe? Or know someone else who is 18 years and would enjoy travelling across the EU? Then keep an eye on the European Youth Portal.

More information on the rules and guidelines of the initiative will be published in May 2018 on the section "travelling" of the European Youth Portal. Information will also be disseminated through the European Youth Facebook page and the European Youth twitter account.

Europe is at your feet. Take the first step.

The European Commission launches an online public consultation addressed to all Europeans, asking them what direction they want the European Union to take in the future.

This unique consultation, part of the broader Future of Europe debate launched with the Commission's White Paper on 1 March 2017, was prepared by a panel of 96 citizens from 27 Member States, who came together to decide what questions to put to their fellow Europeans.

EU leaders are committed to a Europe that brings real results in issues that matter most to people. See how you can get involved in helping to shape the future of the European Union.

EU60EN

60 years of peace, democracy and solidarity

On 25 March 1957, six countries (Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands) signed the Treaty of Rome, creating the European Economic Community – the forerunner of the European Union. This year marks 60 years since this treaty was signed.

As a teacher, you might like to use this occasion to prepare a special lesson on the history of the European Union and on some of the opportunities the EU provides for young people. To this end, we present below some material that you might like to use in your lesson.

For students aged 9 to 12 years:

For students aged 12 years and older:

For students aged 15 years and older:

You may also find the following material useful:

This information may lay the grounds for a discussion on the current situation and the future of the EU. Have the hopes and dreams of the founding fathers come true? What are your students’ dreams for Europe in the next decade?

 

 

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