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.
The issue of migration is a hot topic in today’s Europe, but why? A mass global movement of humanity is taking place, as is evidenced by phenomena ranging from the tragic drownings in the Mediterranean to the so-called ‘brain drain’ within Europe itself. This theme examines some of the reasons behind such migrations and asks us to consider how we might better understand today’s voluntary and forced movements of people in light of European historical examples.
How do you define your identity? And what might such characteristics be? Identity constantly shifts and evolves, and therefore our views about who we are and who others might be are open to change. This theme examines the multidimensional nature of identity and draws on past and present examples, getting us to ponder on what European identity might mean in the 21st century.
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.
How much do you really know about the euro? Take this quiz and find it out!
This webpage contains several explanatory videos and more about the euro.
Created over 25 years ago, the single market simplifies the lives of European citizens and businesses by boosting growth and creating jobs.
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).