Book an EU Session for your school or college
We’re delivering free, engaging and interactive educational sessions on the European Union, commissioned by European Parliament’s Liaison Office in the UK.
They are for 16-18 year olds in UK schools or colleges, and you can book sessions below.
This will help your students to:
- 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||45 mins (if booking Session 1 or 2 individually) |
90 mins (if booking both sessions together)
|Delivery method||Live, interactive online presentations, tasks and debates|
|Equipment required by participants||The session is best-suited when each participant has a device.|
|Other requirements||A member of school/college staff to participate throughout the session|
Book your session below
We offer two different sessions. Each is 45 minutes long. These can either be booked separately or together as a 90 minute session.
Session 1: 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?
Want to get in touch with us?
To find out more, or if none of the dates work for you, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.