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Do your students want to help change the world? The 'EU Democracy in Action’ Toolkit encourages students to take an active role in European issues with four interactive lessons on democracy in the EU and the European Citizens’ Initiative.
The European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) ‘EU Democracy in Action’ toolkit uses instruction, research, debate, project work and role play across four units so that pupils learn how decisions are made in the EU, how these decisions affect their everyday lives, and how the European Citizens’ Initiative allows them to join with others to shape EU policy on issues that they care about.
The ECI allows EU citizens to influence EU policies by putting topics on the EU agenda. This tool was launched in 2012, and the aim of this toolkit is to increase awareness of the ECI among students in the last two years of high school – showing them a way to be lifelong active citizens.
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This online quiz has been created for secondary school pupils to help them understand the basics about the EU.
Would you like your pupils to learn the basics about the European Union, but feel the subject may be too complex for them? Let them meet Yooki the firefly and his animal friends!
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 yo...
The educational tool 'Europe@school - Active lessons about the European Union' has been developed to bring the EU into the classroom.
Discover how the 27 EU countries work together: teach, learn and play with the Council's civic education package
This toolkit has been developed for primary school teachers and primary school young learners (6-7 years old). It aims to support teachers to organise discussions in the classroom to effectively address gender stereotypes, based on the example of the transport sector.
This toolkit has been developed for secondary school teachers and secondary school young learners (14–15 years old). It aims to support teachers to organise discussions in the classroom to effectively address gender stereotypes, based on the example of the transport sector.