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The European Union, and all of its member states, are planning for a safe re-opening of Europe. While protecting the public health remains our priority, we want everyone to enjoy their holidays, to reunite with family and friends, and to be able to travel for any purpose. This interactive tool provides you with the information that you need to confidently plan your European travel and holidays, while staying healthy and safe. The information is frequently updated and available in 23 languages for your convenience.
This Saturday, world leaders, artists and activists join forces again to fight for equal access to coronavirus healthcare. Be ready for the summit and evening concert with Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Quavo and many more.
Congratulation to the 22 secondary schools from across the EU that received the Jan Amos Comenius prize for high-quality teaching about the European Union!
Many of us throughout Europe are currently confined to our homes because of the Coronavirus pandemic. During this difficult period, please make sure you check the European Commission’s Coronavirus response website for a wide range of information about what the EU is doing to tackle this outbreak, latest statistics, information on mobility, medical measures, etc.
If your children are currently home from school, we hope that the online materials and games available on Learning Corner can help keep them occupied, informed, and entertained during this time. The Learning Corner team stands as one with teachers, parents, and children throughout Europe and beyond.
On Europe Day 2020, the EU institutions want to pay tribute through numerous online activities to the many Europeans who, in a spirit of solidarity, are helping our Union get through the coronavirus crisis. You will find here an impressive and heart-warming set of testimonials as well as updated information on the EU’s response to the coronavirus crisis.
For any Europe Day activities organised by our offices in the EU and across the world, please check out their web pages.
Europe Day held on 9 May every year celebrates peace and unity in Europe. The date marks the anniversary of the historic 'Schuman declaration'.
"Paneuropa vs. Pandemonium” is a comic book about a group of heroes - Pan Twardowski, Mermaid, Athena and Basilisk - fighting to protect Europe’s cultural heritage from the villain Monolith. How will their struggles unfold? Find out for yourselves!
Available in Polish and English only.
Every six months, a European country becomes the leader of discussions in the Council of the European Union. Croatia started its presidency this 1 January 2020. Did you know that the necktie is a Croatian invention . Discover more about Croatia in ‘The EU: What’s it all about?’
Are you aged 16-30, from an EU country and working on a project with a European dimension? Apply for the 2020 European Charlemagne Youth Prize before 31 January 2020 and win funds to further develop your initiative.
The von der Leyen Commission just started its five-year term of office, after the European Parliament gave its approval.
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Are you fascinated by space? If you are a primary school pupil in Croatia, Norway or Switzerland, submit your drawing to the Galileo Children Drawing Competition before 31 January 2020. If you win, one of the three Galileo satellites will be named after you!
Following the 50,000 free travel passes awarded in 2018-2019, the new application round for DiscoverEU is now open to all EU citizens born in 2001. Apply before 28 November 2019 (12.00 CET) and win the opportunity to discover Europe between 1 April and 31 October 2020!
Is your secondary school teaching about the EU in an inspirational way? Send us your project and you could win 8000 euros in your Member state in this new contest by the European Commission. The deadline for applications is 6 February 2020.
Are your high-school students worried about the Climate Change? Register them by 18/11 for the ‘Your Europe Your Say 2020’ event in Brussels next March! If chosen, they will simulate a UN Climate conference, express their views and make suggestions to the policy-makers.
The annual European Day of Languages takes place on 26 of September. Europe is rich in languages with over 200 European languages alone spoken on the continent. EVERYONE can get involved in this day to celebrate Europe’s linguistic diversity! Discover all the activities, contests and games here.
Juvenes Translatores, the translation contest for 17-year-olds, is too good an opportunity to miss! Step outside of your comfort zone for surprises, fun and maybe even an award. Your school can register up to 20 October.
Why should the professionals have all the fun? We gave five talented young filmmakers the opportunity to tell their own #EUandME story with a little help from an award-winning European director. Meet each young filmmaker and find out more about their grand vision for their film.
Every six months, European country becomes the leader of discussions in the Council of the European Union. Finland started its presidency in July. Did you know that the Päijänne water tunnel is the longest in Europe? Discover more about Finland in ‘The EU: What’s it all about?’
Are you 18 years old? Are you up for an adventure? If the answer is yes, get ready to explore Europe by joining DiscoverEU, an EU initiative allowing around 20,000 young people to receive a free travel pass for this summer.
Europe is at your feet. Take the first step.
From 23 to 26 May 2019, people in the EU will vote for their representatives in the next European Parliament. It’s the perfect time to make your voice heard.
By voting in the European elections, people living in the EU get to choose the members that will represent them in the European Parliament until 2024. Voting also means having a say in the policies that shape your daily life.
Discover how the EU makes a difference to your life. You may be surprised by just how many examples you'll find.