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All about the EU

Ages 15 and over
Brochure

Who governs Europe? What does the European Union mean for our everyday lives? Where is this continent heading in a globalised world? All of these questions and more are broached here. The brochure is aimed at students aged between 13 and 18, and offers them the chance to read, learn and discuss the topics interactively. The brochure is accompanied by a teachers’ guide.

2014

Ages 15 and over
Website

This educational portal presents the information required to guide teachers and students in the study of the process of European integration based on the history, geography and economics of the European Union. It offers a global view of the most important process of integration and regional cooperation that the world has seen since the middle of the 20th century. The website also includes a section dedicated to Augmented Reality with the aim of getting students more involved and also motivating them through the use of new technologies.

2014

Ages 15 and over
Presentation slides

These slides can be used by teachers to make a powerpoint presentation about the EU. Each slide provides some simple facts or keywords in a style that can be easily understood by an audience with no prior knowledge of the EU. They explain key figures, policies and how the EU works and provide basic information on issues such as EU enlargement, the treaties and the EU symbols.

This website is regularly updated.
Ages 15 and over
Brochure and Website

Do you want to find out about how the EU works? Then look no further! This is where you can find out all you need to know on how the various institutions work, how the EU takes decisions and who is involved. Find out for example who sets the agenda and who must agree to new proposals before they become law throughout the EU.

2014

Ages 15 and over
Website

From the end of the Second World War, through the Cold War era and  economic growth and recession – European history has never been boring! See how these events shaped the EU – and how the EU has responded. Read an overview of each decade, or take a closer look at what happened year-by-year. You may also want to read about the EU's 'Founding Fathers' and watch videos of them in action.

This website is regularly updated.
Ages 15 and over
Website

Lots of useful videos on the European Parliament, grouped in three sections:
• Parliament News
• Young Parliament and
• Discover Parliament (How does it work?)

This website is regularly updated.
Ages 15 and over
Website

The EU is active in a wide range of policy areas, from human rights to transport and trade. Whether you want to know how much money the EU spends on restructuring the fishing sector or what it is doing to tackle climate change – this website provides the answers.

This website is regularly updated.
Ages 15 and over
Brochure and Website

Practical advice on your rights in the EU. Young users may be particularly interested in information about studying and volunteering abroad, traveling, shopping abroad and internships.

2015

Ages 15 and over
Website

Europe has reached crisis point. A contagious pandemic is spreading fast. Can you make the right decisions to save lives across Europe? This role-play game is based on a fictional scenario in which students have to work as citizens, MEPs and European Commissioners to save Europe and their school from a pandemic

2014

EU countries and regions

Ages 12 to 15
Ages 15 and over
Website

This website contains maps with basic information on each EU country. You can also download and order:

Travelling in Europe 2016-17, a leaflet which contains a map and plenty of advice for travelling,

European Union map 2014 featuring the flags of the EU Member States (printable in A4 format)

This website is regularly updated.
Ages 15 and over
Brochure

From the dates when each country joined the EU to facts on population, institutions and languages, this colourful brochure starts with a general introduction before providing more specific information on each EU country. Learn about each country’s political system, population, cities, voting age and more.

2014

Economy & Trade

Ages 15 and over
Website

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is the name of a trade agreement that is being negotiated between the European Union and the United States. The negotiations aim at removing trade barriers.

2015

Ages 15 and over
Website

What exactly happened during the financial crisis? How is the European economy now? What is the Economic and Monetary Union? Find out the answers to these questions and much more through this website packed with interesting and useful information. You can use it to explain the European economy in clear and simple terms to your students.
If you want to know more about the economic crisis and the EU's response have a look at the brochure "10 answers to the economic crisis in Europe".

This website is regularly updated.
Ages 15 and over
Booklet

The guide presents basic facts about the euro. It gives a short history of the euro, its reasons for coming into existence and the benefits it offers. You will find an illustrated timeline at the end of the guide detailing the most significant events that have marked the euro's existence so far.

2015

Consumer rights

Ages 12 to 15
Ages 15 and over
Website

Empower your students with the practical consumer skills they need for real life! The Consumer Classroom website contains a host of resources to inspire teachers – on issues from social media to citizenship and consumer rights. It also allows teachers to build lessons online and share them with students, and to swap tips with other teachers through an EU-wide online community.

This website is regularly updated.