There have always been plans to "Better Communicate Europe" by explaining in plain words the Brussels-based EU institutions policies to European citizens. The objective is to win back popular support for the European project.
Of particular interest is the effort to teach European integration at school via the usage of children and comics books, addressed at students of all ages from kindergarden to secondary education.
- L'Europe au quotidien (file://www.europarl.europa.eu/brussels/4/uploads/web-FR.pdf) / De 24 uur van Europa (file://www.europarl.europa.eu/brussels/41/uploads/web-NL.pdf) / Europa - Spuren im Alltag (file://www.europarl.europa.eu/brussels/43/uploads/web-DE.pdf) from the European Parliament Information office in Belgium.
The publication describes how Europe is embedded and enriching the life of a typical European family. The story illustrates what the family is doing in their daily life from they time the get up until they go to sleep.
- La petite étoile en Europe from the European Parliament Information office in Belgium.
An album to color for pre-school kids concerning the EU-27.
- Der kleine Stern inEuropa (http://bookshop.europa.eu/eubookshop/FileCache/PUBPDF/QA7807029DEC/QA7807029DEC_002.pdf) from the European Parliament Information office in Munich, Germany.
An album to color for pre-school kids concerning the EU-25.
- On the Farm, A la ferme, Auf dem bauernhof from the European Commission Directorate-General for Agriculture.
The publication has a series of images to color and is addressed to kindergarden children. It's aim is to present a series of images stemming from the agriculture environment.
- United in Diversity (http://bookshop.europa.eu/uri?target=EUB:NOTICE:KC7806133:EN:HTML) from the European Commission Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs.
In colourful and joyful drawings the booklet gives basic facts (accession date, number of inhabitants, capital city, surface) on the European Union and its 25 Member States. It is also a quick reference if you want to know how to say 'Hello!' and to know the main cultural elements of each Member State.
- Mικρά νέα της Ευρώπης (www.europarl.europa.eu/athens/1/ath4270eu10369.htm) from the European Parliament Information office in Athens, Greece.
Ενημερωτικά φυλλάδια με σκοπό να γνωρίσουν οι μικροί Έλληνες τους λόγους για τους οποίους φτιάχτηκε η Ένωση, τους ευρωπαίους γείτονές τους, τις προσωπικότητες της Ευρώπης, τις πολιτικές που τους ενδιαφέρουν και διάφορα άλλα θέματα ευρωπαϊκού περιεχομένου.
- Let me tell you a secret about the environment (http://ec.europa.eu/environment/pubs/pdf/biodiversity/en.pdf) [Replace in the URL the requested language code* in order to get the publication in that language] from the European Commission Directorate-General for Environment.
A little fox explains to a small boy environmental issues.
- Together! (http://ec.europa.eu/environment/pubs/pdf/biodiversity/en.pdf) [Replace in the URL the requested language code* in order to get the publication in that language] from the European Commission Directorate-General for Environment.
A small boy explains to an older person the linkages that exist in an ecosystem.
- Let’s explore Europe! (http://ec.europa.eu/publications/young/Letsexplore_en.pdf) [Replace in the URL the requested language code* in order to get the publication in that language] from the European Commission Directorate-General for Press and Communication.
A new school book designed to make European studies fun for 9 to 12 year old children. Full of interesting facts and colourful illustrations, it gives a lively overview of Europe and explains briefly what the European Union is and how it works. The booklet is supported by a multilingual website (http://europa.eu/europago/explore/index.htm) featuring quizzes and games.
*Language code: Danish - DA, Dutch - NL, English - EN, Finnish - FI, French - FR, German - DE, Greek - EL, Italian - IT, Portuguese - PT, Spanish - ES, Swedish - SV
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