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!
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
The European Union in 60 seconds.
Virtual tour of Europa: the house of EU countries.
As an EU citizen, you have the right to influence the rules that apply across the Member States. How can you make your voice heard in practice?
Your private data is now protected, thanks to GDPR, the EU's new data privacy law.
How do the European Parliament and the EU work and how do Europeans benefit? Find out by watching these short videos.
Take a look behind the scenes of the European Parliament's Visitors' Centre, home to a truly interactive experience. Follow Blink for a guided tour!
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.