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All about the EU

Ages 15 and over
Activity book

 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!

2017

Ages 15 and over
Brochure

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.

2018

Ages 15 and over
Online quiz

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.

2017

Ages 9 to 12
Ages 12 to 15
Ages 15 and over
Website

Learn about taxes!
Want to know more about taxes in general or about specific aspects? Browse our useful resources covering a wide range of topics (tax fraud, tax evasion, national resources etc.)

2017

Ages 15 and over
Videos

512 million people live in the EU – and all of them have their own stories and interests.

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.

2018

Ages 15 and over
Website

This website provides basic information about the EU, such as 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

This website is regularly updated.

Ages 15 and over
Presentation slides

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, policies and how the EU works and provide basic information on issues such as EU enlargement, the treaties and the EU symbols.

This website is regularly updated.

Ages 15 and over
Website

From the end of the Second World War, through the Cold War era and economic growth and recession – European history has never been boring! See how these events shaped the EU – and how the EU has responded. Read an overview of each decade, or take a closer look at what happened year-by-year. You may also want to read about the EU's 'Founding Fathers' and watch videos of them in action.

This website is regularly updated.

Ages 15 and over
Website

The education team at the House of European History has developed these educational materials in conjunction with the narrative of the permanent exhibition of the House of European History. You can explore in your classroom, at home or in other educational settings some major themes that have as much relevance for our lives today as they did for Europeans in the past.

2017

Ages 15 and over
Website

EuroparlTV is the European Parliament's web video service, aiming at informing EU citizens about the Parliament's activities and how its Members shape political developments and pass laws that affect people's lives across Europe.

This website is regularly updated.

EU countries and regions

Ages 12 to 15
Ages 15 and over
Online game

This is an educational game that encourages young people to learn more about the European Union, its current Member States and the candidate and potential candidate countries. Players travel through Europe, answering questions about the countries they pass through and play a tile-matching game to win jokers and help them move forward on their journey.
The game covers various themes such as history, geography and culture, as well as general facts about the EU and how countries can become members of the EU.
'EU Trek – A journey of discovery' is available for download or can be played online.

 

2018

Ages 12 to 15
Ages 15 and over
Website

This website contains maps with basic information on each EU country. You can also download and order:

Travelling in Europe 2018-19, a leaflet which contains a map and plenty of advice for travelling,

This website is regularly updated.

Energy & Environment

Ages 15 and over
Booklet (pdf)

Ten initiatives for a modern and clean economy : the Juncker Commission's contribution to the One Planet Summit, Paris, 12 December 2017

'We would need at least four planets to maintain our present way of life, production and consumption. But we only have one. So now is the time for us all to come together and act for our planet. Tomorrow will be too late.' Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission.

2018

Economy & Trade

Ages 15 and over
Booklet

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.

2015