Module 3: European Union


To get an overview about the important points concerning the European Union.
History, Aims, past and present, development, Advantages for all citizens, sense of Belonging to Europe.



Why the European Union?

a. Members and Membership Conditions, European Values – 2 lessons
b. Peace and Security – 2 lessons


Twelve historic steps from 1951 – 2015 - 2 lessons

a. The start with the first 6 countries, the important treaties of Rome, Maastricht and Lisbon, Founding of the EU Parlament


How does the EU work? - 2 lessons

a. The decision making institutions: The EU-Parlament, The EU-Council, the council, The EU-Commission, the Court of Justice, The EU-Central Bank


What does the EU do? – 2 lessons

a. Innovation policy – Protection of Environment , Energy, Health, social rights
b. 10 priorities for Europe


The single market: - 1 lesson

a. free movement of persons, goods, services and capital


The Euro: - 1 lesson

a. How the Euro was created, Economic and Monetary Policy since 2008


What does it mean to be a European citizen ? 1 lessons

a. Travelling,
b. Living and Working in Europe,
c. A sense of Belonging


A Europe of freedom, security and justice: 1 lesson

a. Asylum and Immigration Policy, Treaty of Dublin
b. Fighting International Crime and Terrorism

9. Europe without borders – the SCHENGEN-Area – 1 lessons


How you can learn more about these topics:

  • Face-to-face
  • Power Point Presentation
  • Using playful activities
  • Attending lessons by an EU-Politician from our country
  • Visiting an EU-Institution in our country (p.ex. court of justice, Schengen Museum,…)
  • Self Study by reading Original Material brochures from the European Commission, also online available in 6 Partner Languages : DE, EN, FR, IT, LV, PT
  • Sources: Europe in 12 lessons, Your Europe-Your Rights, The Schengen-Area, The Founding Fathers, The Juncker-Team 2014-2019


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