1st lesson (7:45-8:30)

Topics: European Union & Communication

- Video: 50 Years EU
Description: Overview of post-World War II Europe, from a continent in ruins and a stirring Winston Churchill speech to the introduction of the euro and the EU's expansion to 27 Member States, via the Berlin Wall, space exploration and world-class fashion.
Discussion with pupils about the importance of cooperation.

- "United in Diversity": motto of the European Union.
Discussion about the linguistic and cultural wealth of Europe.
Pupils tried to create their motto about the European Union.

- It's fun to communicate!
PowerPoint presentation about the importance of communication in our life, the 3 components of the communication (verbal, nonverbal, paraverbal), dos and don'ts on each of these components, tips and advices for a concious presentation. The main aim of this presentation is to help pupils to present their ideas effectively and clearly.

- How to write clearly, EUBookshop's publication
Hints for writing a clear document, which is more effective, and more easily and quickly understood.
Click here to download this publication.

- Video: One day at the DG Communication (COMM)
Description: Informing Europeans about the Commission's activities and keeping abreast of public opinion in Europe. This is the twofold mission of DG Communication. In this clip you'll get a short glimpse of what it's really like in the EU's main nerve centre for communication and information.
Discussion about how the citizens are informed about EU policies.

2nd lesson (8:40-9:25)

- Pupils chose one EU Member-State and they are going to be "delegates" of this State during the European Week. Pupils should prepare a presentation about their country using material from the Gateway to the European Union Each pupil took one carton A4 size.

Presentation and advices about how pupils can search on Europa about Member-States

3rd lesson (9:40-10:25)

Topic: Your Voice in Europe

- Your Voice in Europe - website
Presentation of the European Commission’s “single access point” to a wide variety of consultations, discussions and other tools which enable EU citizens to play an active role in the European policy-making process. This web­site has three sections:
- Consultations: citizens can give their opinion on EU policies and influence their direction
- Discussions: citizens can discuss the main issues of the day and chat on-line to EU’s leaders
- Other tools: citizens can discover other ways in which they can make their voice heard in Europe

- Youth on the Move - website
Pupils visited the website of the new initiative of the European Commission "Youth on the Move" and they found out more about what's in this initiative for them.

Pupils took part in this consultation and they gave their opinion on youth cards in light of preparations for one of the top 10 targeted actions of the Youth on the Move flagship initiative: the Youth on the Move card. The Youth on the Move card should facilitate both the mobility and participation for all young people.

4th lesson (10:40-11:25)

Topic: Discrimination - Fundamental rights

- Video: Making the best use of everyone's talents: promoting diversity in the workplace (2010)
Description: Recruiting and managing a diverse workforce can have economic benefits for business as employees from diverse backgrounds can bring new perspectives and ideas, helping companies to reach new customers and markets. Creating a workplace where diversity is respected can also help employees be more productive, as they feel able to be open about all aspects of their lives or identities with their colleagues and so can be themselves at work.
Released on the occasion of the Fourth Equality Summit in Brussels, Belgium on 15-16 November 2010, this short film focuses on four companies in Belgium and Ireland to show how they successfully recruit and manage diverse workforces and the tools and actors available which can provide support.

- Comprehensive questions about the video:
1. What types of discrimination are condemned by the European legislation on employment?
2. When Colruyt recruits, are there any limitations for the candidates?
3. What does it mean that Colruyt has signed a Diversity Charter for companies?
4. People from how many different countries do intermix in Colruyt?
5. What type of discrimination did Lucien face?
6. What kind of department did the Sodexo group, one of Europe's leading employers, create?
7. Is Raphael well integrated into the team at his workspace?
8. What was the Raphael's idea in order to communicate with the clients?
9. Where did Dublin Bus turn to in order to ensure the effectiveness of its diversity policy?
10. Who wins from the promotion of the diversity?

- Diversity at work - Everyone has rights
This PowerPoint presentation outlines what is discrimination, the EU laws which exist to combat it, and provides some examples of work-place situations to help test understanding. Suggestions on what employees can themselves do to help fight discrimination in the workplace, and where to go for more information and advice are also included. 

- Interactive quiz on fundamental rights
Pupils tested their knowledge about fundamental rights in the EU.

5th lesson (11:35-12:20)

Topics: Innovation, Creativity, Technology

- Video: The common charger
Description: Every time we change our phone we usually get a new charger, which leads to an enormous amount of unnecessary charger waste. This affects both consumers and the environment. But thanks to the EU Commission, Europe's major mobile phone manufacturers have now agreed to adopt a universal charger for data-enabled mobile phones sold in the EU. 

- One charger for all - Let's plug
PowerPoint presentation about the common charger for mobile phones which is an initiative of the European Commission and has got benefits for both the environment and the citizens.
You can find our more about the common charger here. 

- Discussion about the importance of innovation, creativity and technology to our lives.

- The parts of the Project Plan
PowerPoint presentation about the parts of the Project Plan:
- Objectives
- Name
- Design
- Materials, tools & equipments
- Procedure
- Evaluation

- My innovation challenge - activity
Each pupil have to think about one project which will make the life of EU citizens easier. The following websites were presented to the pupils in order to inspire them: