Europe Week from 7 to 17 May 2024

You are very welcome to our 2024 Europe Week. On this page, you will find a booklet of activities for the week. You can decide to do all or only some of them.

On 9 May, which is Europe Day, you can organise Europe Day Quizzes in teams in your classroom. We have different quizzes for all levels. Click below to download what suits your class. These are tailored quizzes to the age group and require no prior knowledge:

Lots of activities on the European theme…

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Simone Veil

A survivor of Nazi concentration camps, Simone Veil’s childhood and traumatic experiences during the Second World War sowed the seeds of her commitment to a unified Europe, a cause she would champion for the rest of her life.

When President Giscard d’Estaing asked Veil to head his party’s list in the first direct elections to the European Parliament in 1979, she jumped at the chance. Veil was duly elected to Parliament, which chose her as its President, thus becoming leader of the first directly elected European Parliament and the first woman to head any EU institution.

Jean Monnet

Jean Monnet, the French politician and economic adviser, was a lifelong supporter of European integration, whose ideas inspired the Schuman Plan to unite French and German national production of coal and steel under a single banner.

With growing international tensions after the war, Monnet felt that it was time to pursue European unity and he and his team began work on the concept of a European Community. On 9 May 1950, Robert Schuman, France’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, delivered the ‘Schuman Declaration’ on behalf of the French government. This Declaration was instigated and prepared by Monnet and proposed to place all German-French production of coal and steel under one high authority. The idea behind this was that if the production of these resources were shared by the two most powerful countries in Europe, it would prevent any future war.