EU project day for schools (annually)
2020: second half of the year (date to be announced)
On this day, politicians from European institutions across the country come to schools for several hours in order to stimulate young people’s interest in the European Union through discussions and to strengthen understanding for the importance of European integration. The specific organisation of this day is the responsibility of the schools. Further information and materials on the EU project day in schools
EU project day in schools
European prize for school newspapers
The annual school newspaper competition is organised by the Senate Department for Education, Youth and Family in partnership with Berliner Morgenpost and Junge Presse Berlin eV.
• School newspaper prize
Europe comes to school – bringing Europe into the classroom
Students visiting from other EU countries act as “ambassadors” and present their respective cultures in class. This programme can serve to bring Europe into the classroom in a lively, up-close and authentic manner and to enable an active European encounter for students of all grades and school types.
It is suitable for a wide range of uses such as integration in specialised or project instruction as well as in extra-curricular activities, such as all-day school offerings or as an introduction to or deepening of the Erasmus+ programme in schools or other forms of international school partnerships. Europe comes to school is a collaboration between the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Conference of Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs (KMK) and is supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
• Europe comes to school
Europe quiz of the Federal Agency for Civic Education
Which country is the largest net contributor to the EU? Is there a connection between education and unemployment? And how many EU citizens believe in God? Test knowledge in various subject areas, such as population, finances, energy or external relations.
• Quiz about Europe
• Europe with fun and games
A web-based project with online activities and presentations of didactic examples for primary and secondary schools that aims to support teachers in bringing young people closer to European citizenship. The network currently consists of more than 7,000 schools.
Simulation European Parliament
The Simulation European Parliament (SIMEP) was launched in 1999 by the Young European Movement (JEB) and has been organised every year with great success since then. The SIMEP takes place two times a year. The simulation game offers a total of over 400 interested students the unique opportunity to experience European politics and parliamentary processes up close in practice. The 2019 dates took place in January and February.
• Simulation European Parliament
Become a youth reporter
youthreporter.de is an Internet offering from YOUTH IN ACTION for Europe. Young people can share their experiences with Europe here. Anyone can become a youth reporter – provided they have gotten a whiff of European air.
Your opinion counts! Participate in current debates on European issues, take the opportunity to exchange ideas with each other and with employees of European institutions.
• Debating Europe
The “France Mobile” in schools
The France Mobiles are small French cultural institutes on wheels. French lecturers visit schools of all types in the colourfully decaled vehicles. In playfully designed lessons, they introduce German students to French language and culture in the form of skits, theatre and language groups, and songs and games.
“EU compact course”
The Schwarzkopf Foundation offers so-called “EU compact courses” for schools. The four-hour course provides young people with a basic knowledge about the European Union. The starting point of the EU compact courses are the students’ questions: “Why was the EU founded?”, “Who makes EU laws?”, “What options do I have to get involved in the EU?”
• EU compact courses
“Colored Glasses” – Tolerance workshops for school classes
Workshop modules on the topics of dealing with stereotypes and prejudices, discrimination, intercultural encounters and flight. Depending on the target group and time, the workshops can be customised using the modular principle.
• Colored Glasses