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Ages 15 and over

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The EU and the refugee crisis
Ages 15 and over
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In the last 2 years, Europe has experienced the greatest mass movement of people since the Second World War. More than 1 million refugees and migrants have arrived in the European Union, the large majority of them fleeing from war and terror in Syria and other troubled countries. The EU has agreed on a range of measures to deal with the crisis.

2016

All about the EU

Ages 15 and over
Online quiz

This online quiz has been created for young people to play in their free time at home, or on their mobile phones, or as part of a lesson in school. Its four sections – with 12 questions each – can be done independently of each other. In one of them you will meet Anna…
Currently, the quiz is still being tested. Please leave a comment if you have something to tell us.

2016

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 website provides basic information about the EU, such as member countries, institutions, and history.
Additional information (websites):
- Policy areas of the European Union
- Your rights as a European citizen
Informative brochures (order multiple copies here):
- How the European Union works
- The European Union - Facts and figures

This website is regularly updated.
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
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

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. The website 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

EU countries and regions

Ages 12 to 15
Ages 15 and over
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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.

Economy & Trade

Ages 15 and over
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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.

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

Ages 15 and over
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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