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.
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 can even be 'worked' online!
This online quiz has been created for secondary school pupils to help them understand the basics about the EU. It can be played as part of a lesson or as homework. It works on computers, tablets and smartphones.
Help your pupils discover more about the countries of the European Union using this fun, interactive map. Take a trip to each country and find out what they like to eat in Czechia, which sport is the most popular in Slovakia, learn the names of some famous Dutch painters and much, much more!
Take this quiz and find out how much you know about the history of Europe. Fly the spaceship into the right answer, making sure to avoid the meteorites!
This webpage contains several explanatory videos and more about the euro.
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
In 2018, the European Union celebrated the 50th anniversary of the EU Customs Union.
The European Union in 60 seconds.
Short versions of the film produced by the Council of the EU for Europe Day, 9 May 2015, inspired by Victoria Martín de la Torre's book: 'Europe, a leap into the unknown'.
Europeana provides access to millions of images, texts, soundbites, videos and 3D material from thousands of European libraries, archives, museums, galleries and audiovisual collections.
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.