Newsletter of project Europe and The Union

The project “Europe and the Union” aims to explain the concept of Europe and the political system of the European Union to young people who are coming from different angles of Europe. It will connect youngsters, exchange perspectives and discuss current challenges and approaches of peaceful conflict resolution. Young people should be aware of the institutional system of the EU and the opportunities they have as European citizens. The background is that a lack of knowledge about the history and the path of European integration might lead to EU scepticism and proneness to Populism and Fake News. Both phenomena are endangering a democratic society and the idea of European cooperation. We believe that it’s necessary to educate the young generation – especially those with fewer opportunities to learn and to travel – about Europe and the European Union. We want to follow the following questions: What is Europe? What is the EU? – How does the EU work? – What is the historical development? – How can I benefit from the EU? – Which current challenges do we identify in Europe? – How can we solve common problems? We expect that the participants will acquire deep and comprehensive knowledge about Europe and the European Union (European Integration process; political system of the EU; External Relations and Foreign Policy; Erasmus+ Opportunities; History, Culture and Geography of the participating countries). This project will contribute to the development of Key Competences such as different aspects of Media Literacy, Foreign Language Skills, Critical Thinking, Public Speaking, Organising Skills and International Teamwork. The participants will have a better understanding of current challenges such as the fate of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), Populism and Fake News and will be provided with a Toolbox of how to detect and debunk Fake News

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