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Click on numbers to reveal countries TASK 1: Label your map with the names of EU countries 8 1 2 34 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 19 18 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 July 2013 LO: to learn about the European Union (EU)
Which are the two West European countries that are not members of the European Union? Do you know why?
Origins of the EU: Write down some of the terrible things that happened in Europe during WWII Video about the EU’S historyVideo about the EU’S history (4 minutes) Courtesy of the European Parliament Office London https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgnXwrs MBUs
1948: the European Movement International is formed to stop another war such as World War II happening again. Winston Churchill was Chairman and one of the founders of the European Movement 1951: The European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) is created amongst Belgium, France, West Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.European Movement InternationalWorld War IIBelgium FranceWest GermanyItalyNetherlandsLuxembourg
1957: the Treaty of Rome establishes the Economic Community (EC) 1993: the Maastricht Treaty establishes the European Union (EU) to bring peace, stability and greater economic and political integration to countries within Europe. When do you think the UK joined the EC? A) 1957 B)1973C)1945
Values of the European Union (EU) Values Freedom Human dignity Promotion of democracy Respect for human rights and civil liberties Respect for the rule of law
Key elements of the EU : Goods and Services People Money Free movement of : What type of money was introduced in 2002 across 15 EU member states?
Member of the European Parliament (MEP) In total there are 751 MEPs from the 28 EU countries and the UK has73 MEPs 1. Where is the European Parliament?(in which town and country?): Brussels in Belgium 2. What does an MEP mean and how many MEPs does the UK have? extension: Which elections did people vote in on 22 nd May 2014 ? People across Europe voted for Members of the European Parliament (MEPs).
European Commission: Council of the European Union (Council) No single person responsible European Parliament: Court of Justice Luxembourg the key EU institutions proposes new laws to Parliament and the Council manages the EU's budget enforces EU law represents the EU internationally Passes EU laws and coordinates economic policies of EU member countries. Signs agreements between the EU and other countries Develops the EU's foreign and defence policies. Debates and passes European laws scrutinises other EU institutions to make sure they are working democratically debates the EU's budget European Council ( Heads of State e.g. David Cameron and Angela Merkel)
Euro scepticism: What does scepticism mean ? Brainstorm the major concerns about the EU in groups. Too much power in Brussels Too much power in Brussels Immigration Immigration Austerity (spending cuts and Austerity (spending cuts and tax increases, which are said to hurt the poor) Germany too dominant in the EU Germany too dominant in the EU Another issue: Which country on the border of south-eastern Europe and Asia would like to join the EU?
Turkey Macedonia Iceland Montenegro Serbia Albania Accession Countries to the EU
A referendum is a national vote on a single question David Cameron has promised an ‘In/Out’ *referendum if the Conservatives win the next General Election in 2016 *A referendum is a national vote on a single question Will you be old enough to vote in the referendum? Why do you think that David Cameron has promised a referendum? Do you think that people will vote ‘In’ or ‘Out’ if the vote takes place?
Which increasingly popular party is against Europe in the UK and why? Which increasingly popular party is against Europe in the UK and why? What is the name What is the name of the leader and what does he want? (clue: a type of vote) EXTENSION: WHY DOES THE POSTER PORTRAY WINSTON CHURCHILL, AND WHY IS IT SLIGHTLY MISLEADING?
PREPARED BY LAURA HIGGINS (PGCE) WITH THE SUPPORT OF TEAMGLOBAL www.teamglobal.org.uk