EU educational sessions
The European Parliament’s Liaison Office in the UK has commissioned Involver to run educational sessions about the European Union for 16-18 year olds in UK schools and colleges. These sessions are free, fun and aim to spark debate.
The aims of the session(s) are to help students:
- Gain an understanding of the European Union and how it works
- Gain an understanding of the history and achievements of the EU
- Explore the values of the EU and the European Parliament, including diversity
- Explore and understand the new EU-UK relationship
The session will be an informative and energetic workshop that will use interactive tools to engage students with the session aims in a supportive, exploratory and fun way.
Currently these sessions are being delivered online. We will work with your school/college’s preferred online meeting tools, adhering to your online learning safeguarding protocols.
Sessions will utilise polls, questioning, chat boxes and high quality content to engage students.
|Student age range||16-18|
|Length of session||90 minutes – can be split into two 45 minute sessions|
|Delivery method||Live, interactive online presentations, tasks and debates|
|Equipment required by participants||Internet connected computer with microphone.|
Webcam (optional – according to school/college’s policy and individual preferences)
|Other requirements||A member of school/college staff to participate throughout the session|
Session1: EU understanding, history and decision-making
|Introduction||5 mins||Welcome and introductions.|
Setting expectations; understanding how the session will work.
|Starter activity||5 mins||Interactive starter activity.|
|History and institutions – presentation||15mins||Short presentation on the historical background, the institutions, the people and the events that are central to the European Union.|
|Quiz||10 mins||A series of polls asking questions about their understanding of the EU and learning presented.|
|Q&A||10 mins||Q&A relating to the EU, history and decision-making processes.|
Session 2: What are the EU’s values?
|Recap and starter||5 mins||If Sessions 1 and 2 are run together this recap is replaced with a short break.|
Engaging starter activity using online interactive tool recapping and reminding students of session 1 content through true or false statements about the EU, it’s history and institutions to assess their understanding.
|Values task||15 mins||Presentation on EU values looking at ‘United in Diversity’ and the political, geographical, linguistic and ethnic diversity. |
This will be followed by a guessing, sorting and grouping exercise to prepare for a debate.
|Debate||25 mins||We will support students through a debate on a question relating to the EU’s values. E.g.:|
– How should coronavirus vaccines be rolled out across the EU (solidarity, competencies, European Medicines Agency)?
– Will the EU’s Green New Deal be effective?
– Should the EU sanction member states?
To find out more, or discuss your specific requirements, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 020 3411 3294.