If you want to know about what the EU does, how it all started and how it works, or if you want to debate EU policies more in details, you’ll find plenty of inspiration here.
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If you are between 14 and 18, or are a secondary school teacher interested in finding out about the European Union and what it does for you, then this publication is for you. The exercises it contains should provide food for thought not only for you, but also when talking about Europe with your friends and family. An online quiz accompanies this booklet and is a fun way to revisit some of the issues
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 and policies, how the EU works, and provide basic information on issues such as EU enlargement, the treaties and the EU symbols.
This publication is a guide to the European Union (EU) and what it does. The first section explains in brief what the European Union is. The second section, ‘What the European Union does’, describes what the EU is doing in 35 different areas to improve the lives of people in Europe and further afield. The third section, ‘How the European Union makes decisions and takes action’, describes the institutions at the heart of the EU’s decision-making process and how their decisions are translated into actions.
Equality between women and men is a fundamental value of the European Union, dating back to the 1957 Treaty of Rome, which established the principle of equal pay for equal work. Since then, the EU has continued to tackle gender-based discrimination and today Europe is one of the safest and fairest places for women in the world.
Discover examples of how the EU makes a difference in a collection of five short films. From two siblings who invite the rest of Europe to their village, to a dancer who starts a business in the most unlikely of places, find out how the EU gives every person the power to do what they love.
This webpage contains several explanatory videos and more about the euro.
How much do you really know about the euro? Take this quiz and find it out!
Created over 25 years ago, the single market simplifies the lives of European citizens and businesses by boosting growth and creating jobs.
Cities contain a lot of biodiversity, it is important that we protect it because we need it for our quality of life, our clean air, our food and water and our mental health. Make space for nature. This booklet contains 52 suggestions on how to support urban biodiversity throughout the year.
What can a day in the life of people from different European countries look like?
In these country-based short videos, discover what the EU does for you and how it can affect your life.
Available in all official EU language(s).
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.
This website provides basic information about the EU, such as its 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