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State of the Union 2023 - In brief

On 13 September, the president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, opened the new political year with her annual speech, the “State of the Union”, in the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

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EU young translators' contest kicks off!

Secondary schools in all EU countries can now start enrolling for Juvenes Translatores, the European Commission's annual translation contest.

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European day of languages 2023

26 September is European day of languages (EDL). The general aim of this event is to encourage and maintain Europe's rich linguistic and cultural diversity.

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State of the European Union 2023

The State of the European Union address, or “SOTEU”, is the annual speech delivered by the President of the European Commission to the European Parliament in Strasbourg every September, to kick-start the new political year.

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Welcome back to school

The holidays are over and a new school year lies ahead. We wish both teachers and pupils a fulfilling year in which they learn something new every day.

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Join us on Europe Day

Europe Day, which is celebrated on May 9th each year, is an occasion for Europeans to celebrate peace and unity across the continent.

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Grab a book!

27 March is the Day of European Authors, an initiative of the European Commission, to reconnect younger generations with book reading and to help them discover the diversity of European literature.

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112: EU Emergency number

February 11th is 112 day – a good occasion to teach children that, if they are in danger, they can call 112 24/7 to reach emergency services anywhere ...

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Together for a better internet

Children and young people deserve to grow up in a digital environment where they can safely create, engage, and share.

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International Day of Education 2023

On 24 January, the world celebrates the International Day of Education, adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 2018 to highlight the contribution of education to peace and development.

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European Charlemagne Youth Prize (#ECYP2023)

Are you an EU resident aged 16-30 and working on a project that helps to change Europe? Then you could be the next winner of the European Charlemagne Youth Prize!

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Swedish Presidency of the EU

You might know that the Presidency of the European Union (EU) rotates among the EU countries. Since 1 January, it has been Sweden’s turn to hold the Presidency.

But did you know that Sweden forms a trio with the two countries which it follows?

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A big step for Croatia

As of 1 January 2023, the euro area consists of 20 countries: Croatia is now one of the EU countries using the euro as its currency.

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The House of European History needs your help!

Five years after having opened its doors to the public, the House of European History would like to design fresh, new, exciting learning materials for European teachers.