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The European Commission has developed a large variety of resources, including downloadable booklets and wall charts as well as interactive games, to help school children learn about the European Union.

Information and links to some of the most popular are provided below.

See here for the full list of booklets published by the EU.

Kids' Corner website

Logo for website'Kids' Corner' is a website for children and young people.

It includes information about children's rights – e.g. EU rights for teenage workers, what are the EU emergency numbers if you are a child in danger - as well as games, quizzes and information about the EU and its Member States.

Let's explore Europe!

Cover of Let's Explore Europe This booklet provides easy-to-read information on the European continent, its climate and nature, history, languages, famous Europeans and facts about the European Union.

Pages: 44
Format: A4

Young Europeans: Learn about Your Europe

Cover of Young Europeans: Learn about Your Europe"Young Europeans: Learn about Your Europe " is a resource pack produced by Foroige, in cooperation with the European Commission Representation in Ireland, which offers a snapshot of the opportunities EU membership brings to young Europeans.

It is available to download as a pdf document.

It is also accompanied by a video entitled "A Day in the Life of a Young European".

Ireland's recovering economy: An EU perspective

Cover of Ireland's recovering economy: An EU perspective"Ireland's recovering economy: An EU perspective pdf - 3 MB [3 MB] " is a booklet produced by the European Commission Representation in Ireland that describes Ireland's exit from the Financial Assistance Programme, the challenges still facing Ireland and action being taken at EU level to address the economic crisis.

It is available to download as a pdf document.

European Union Passport

Cover of passportBilingual, colourful, interactive and fun guide to Europe. The passport includes a range of interesting facts and figures about each of the 28 EU Member States and is an excellent source of information for children who want to learn about the European Union's capital cities, landmarks, famous people and national foods.

Pages: 136
Format: A6

Blossom Lane

Image from the cover of Blossom LaneChildren's storybook about environmentally friendly modes of transport and the harm to the environment caused by cars.

Pages: 24
Format: A5

A present for TimmyImage from cover of "A present for Timmy"

Children's storybook about the importance of buying eco-friendly, biodegradable toys.

Pages: 24
Format: A5

Benny's a champion

Image from the cover of "Benny's a champion"Children's storybook abou the benefits of reusing and recycling, rather than buying now.

Pages: 24
Format: A5

Hope for the Kayakos

Image from the cover of "Hope for the Kayakos"Children's storybook about the importance of rainforests for biodiversity and the netative environmental effects of deforestation.

Pages: 20
Format: A5

Countries in Europe (Wallchart)

Image of wallchartA map of Europe with national flags and figures about the size, population and wealth of each country.

Format: A1: 59.4 x 84 cm

Link up with Languages

Image of Link up with languages posterColourful poster which lists the 23 official languages of the European Union

Format: A1

Zoe makes a splash!

Screengrab from digital storybook, Zoe makes a splash!Zoe Makes a Splash! is an interactive digital storybook aimed at children between the ages of 7 and 11 and is free to download. It tells the story of two inquisitive children who are shown the importance of water in society. Their guide is an articulate frog, who also alerts them to the impact of polluted water and shows them how it can be avoided. Fun animations and interactive features alternate with more serious educational sections, where users learn about the hydrological cycle and water treatment.

A set of teaching notes to encourage project-based activities in the classroom is also available.

The book is also available as an App on iTunes and Android market


Last update: 05/09/2014  |Top