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
Full of interesting facts and colourful illustrations, this booklet gives a lively overview of Europe and explains briefly what the EU is and how it works.
There is also an accompanying online game
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.
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!
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.
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'.