Monday, 9 May 2011

Europe Day, 9 May

On the 9th of May 1950, Robert Schuman presented his proposal on the creation of an organised Europe, indispensable to the maintenance of peaceful relations.

This proposal, known as the "Schuman declaration", is considered to be the beginning of the creation of what is now the European Union.

Today, the 9th of May has become a European symbol (Europe Day) which, along with the flag, the anthem, the motto and the single currency (the euro), identifies the political entity of the European Union. Europe Day is the occasion for activities and festivities that bring Europe closer to its citizens and peoples of the Union closer to one another.

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**** Game:
** I am sure you know in which country "paella" is cooked so well that everybody associates "paella" to this country... YES, in Spain, of course!!!! And what do you know about other food icons in Europe?
Try this crossword

**** Listening:
**You can watch some people talking about Europe if you click on the next link and download the video you want to listen to:
What does European citizenship mean to me?

** If you want to watch some interesting videos about some issues, click on the next link: Fighting poverty

**** Reading:
Do you enjoy reading comics? You can read this one for free:
Hidden disaster

**** Another game:
** Try the following quiz to learn about your rights:
How are my rights protected at European level?
Difficult? Read more about it.

**** Learn more about Europe
**** Good page for teachers

-------- SOURCE: All these activities and many more belong to: Browse through that page and choose more videos and activities to learn about Europe.

**** Newspaper (in Spanish):
Europe Day 2011 in La Rioja:

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