Here you can find a set of tools and resources used by us during the project. They form a complete toolbox for European education with non-formal methodology. If you are interested in practical aspects of youth work, please do not hesitate to contact us or any of the project partners.
- Youtube channel of the European Comission.
European news, clips about history, values and institutions. Tons of personal stories, which bring Europe closer and give it individual sense.
- Youtube channel of the European Parliament
The European Parliament is the only directly-elected EU body. Members of the Parliament represent you, the citizen. If you want to learn how it works, what it does and why, here’s the page for you!
- Official website of the European Union
All information about the EU in one place. Interested in history, institutions, or policies? Want to express your opinion on current European issues? The page is here for you!
- Office of the European Parliament in Wrocław (Polish only)
Want to learn what does the European Parliament (and especially MEPs from you region) do? Here’s where you’ll find your answer! The office provides information, organises events, and works with youth to bring the European Parliament closer to EU citizens.
- Education and Training department of the European Comission
The main webpage for education and training in Europe. Documents, resources, policies – it’s all there!
- EACEA – Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency
Visit EACEA to find out about EU funding opportunities in the fields of education, training, youth, sport, audiovisual, culture and volunteering.
- SALTO Participation & Information
Active Participation of young people in democratic life is a priority of the European Erasmus+: Youth in Action programme.They understand youth participation as “a process where young people, as active citizens, take part in, express views on, and have decision-making power about issues that affect them.” (Farthing, 2012).
SALTO supports the capacity building of young people, youth workers, National Agencies of the Erasmus+: Youth in Action programme, the European Commission and other stakeholders in involving young people in decision-making processes by organising training programs and design labs; collating information and providing analyses on youth participation; offering new and smart tools and solutions and relevant resources that support the participation and genuine involvement of young people.
- SALTO Toolbox
Hundreds of useful tools for learning – for youth work and training activities! Free and easy to use!
- EU Bookshop
Huge variety of free online publications about the EU, citizen rights, education materials, etc.Below you can find a link to the bookshop itself, we have selected also three materials useful in youth work (linked below).
- The ABC of EU law
The legal order created by the European Union shapes our political life and society. Individuals are not merely citizens of their country, town or district; they are also Union citizens. ‘The ABC of EU law’ by Prof. Klaus-Dieter Borchardt examines the roots of the European project and its development as a legal order, and is a definitive reference work on the subject. It is intended for interested readers who would like an initial insight into the structure of the Union and the supporting pillars of the European legal order.
- Uni! The regions game
Have you met Ms Blossom, Mr Electric, Ms Qwerty, Mr Vitality, Ms Allegro and Mr Wheeler? Take on their fun challenges and reinforce the strengths of your region of Europe to get the most stars in Environment, Energy, Inventions, Education & Social, Tourism & Culture and Transport. You will also need to support other regions that need it. Because in this game, you and your team can only win if all the regions have got at least three stars. So who will you want to help most? Suspense and tactics guaranteed! UNI!, the first game where strategy and solidarity come together!
- The European Union – What it is and what it does
This publication is a guide to the European Union (EU) and what it does. The first section explains in brief what the European Union is. The second section, ‘What the European Union does’, describes what the EU is doing in 35 different areas to improve the lives of people in Europe and further afield. The third section, ‘How the European Union makes decisions and takes action’, describes the institutions at the heart of the EU’s decision-making process and how their decisions are translated into actions.
- Situation of young people in the European Union – Commission staff working document
The renewed framework for European cooperation in the youth field, also known as the EU Youth Strategy, covers the period from 2010 to 2018. It is divided into three-year work cycles. At the end of each cycle, a European Union (EU) Youth Report should be drawn up by the Commission. The Council has specified that the report ‘shall consist of two parts: a joint Council-Commission report (political part), and supporting documents (statistical and analytical part). The EU Youth Report will evaluate progress made towards the overall objectives of the framework, as well as progress regarding the priorities defined for the most recent work cycle and identify good practices’. This statistical part of the report presents data and information on the current situation of young people in Europe.
- The use of in-class debates as ateaching strategy inincreasing students’ critical thinking and collaborative learning skills in higher education – article by Zeta Brown
This paper explores the use of debates as an in-class teaching strategy that has the potential to heighten students’ critical thinking and collaborative learning skills. Students undertaking a childhood studies degree had weekly debates that linked media represented topics to theoretical content from their current module. This module covered a range of theoretical and practical perspectives in relation to the child, family and society.
- Growing up in democracy
Growing up in democracy is addressed to teachers who want to integrate citizenship and human rights education in their daily subject teaching. Nine teaching units of approximately four lesson plans each give step-by-step instructions and include student handouts and background information for teachers. The complete manual provides a full school year’s curriculum for students in primary school (grades 4 to 6), but as each unit is also complete in itself the manual allows great flexibility in use. It is therefore also suitable for textbook editors, curriculum developers, teacher trainers, student teachers and beginning teachers.
Political Participation and EU Citizenship: Perceptions and Behaviours of Young People – Report
Young people consider themselves more than any other age group as citizens of the European Union, according to the Commission report on “Political Participation and EU Citizenship: Perceptions and Behaviours of Young People”. To find out more about the perceptions of young people on effective ways of influencing decision-making and young people’s political participation, in particular with a view on traditional and new ways of expressing opinions, please have a look at the report.