Representation in Cyprus

Schools

As part of the general effort to approach young people in schools and in order to bring the European Union closer to its citizens, the Representation offers information sessions on the EU for groups of students from elementary schools (5th and 6th grade), lower and upper secondary schools and technical schools (up to 50 people) throughout the school year. The sessions are organised in collaboration with the European Parliament Information Office in Cyprus and form part of the "Euro-knowledge" activities of the Ministry of Education and Culture. Schools may choose to either visit the EU House or request that officials of the Representation visit the school (excluding schools within the district of Nicosia). The information sessions last between 1 hour and 1 hour & 15 minutes and include a debate, a briefing and an exchange of views and opinions on topical European affairs, e.g. education and employment perspectives, consumer rights, the role of the EU and its contribution in improving the quality of life of European citizens, etc.


Upon receiving a timely request by the schools, it is also possible to arrange the participation of competent officials of the Representation in school events with a European dimension, e.g. Europe Day, European Day of Languages, conferences, workshops, debates, the annual two-day training seminar for teachers, etc.

Click here for additional information about the sessions and the application process and to download the relevant application forms.

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5th National School Competition on European Union issues

The European Commission Representation in Cyprus in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Culture, are organizing the 5th National School Competition for European Union issues during the school year 2018-2019. The implementation of this year's competition was awarded by the European Commission Representation in Cyprus to the Education, Training, Research and Counselling Centre "LCEducational", following an open call (Ref.PO / 2016-02 / NIC).

In the competition, which started on October 2018 and will end on March 2019, will participate 2nd grade Lyceum students from 39 General and Technical Education Schools (public and private) from all over Cyprus.

The Final Pancyprian Competition will take place in Nicosia. A group of 4 pupils, representing the winning school from each provincial competition, will compete for the final prize.

The first two school groups will win an educational trip to Brussels for 8 students and 2 teachers. All participating students and teachers will receive a certificate of participation and the best team will additionally, an honorary prize.

Among the objectives of the competition is to increase knowledge on EU issues, especially as regards the decision-making processes between the European Commission, the European Parliament and the European Council, and the impact of EU policies on our daily lives. By engaging as many students as possible in the contest, will provide them with the opportunity to learn what the EU offers to them. In this way, young people can share the European ideal.

Click here for additional information.

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Learning corner
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Playing, teaching and discovering the EU

The European Commission recently launched a brand new website - Learning Corner - targeted at primary and secondary school pupils, their teachers and parents. Available in all EU official languages on Europa, the Learning Corner is a rich repository of free games, quizzes, learning and teaching materials focusing on the EU and its benefits for European citizens. Children are invited to play games on a wide array of topics such as climate change, cultural heritage, languages or agriculture, and teachers can find a valuable collection of resources to help them teach students about the EU and how it works.

The Learning Corner also provides further information for teachers looking to network with their peers, and for young people on working, studying, volunteering, and other opportunities.

The Learning Corner platform complements the European Commission’s range of corporate publications on the EU, which are available to everyone who wishes to learn more about Europe as a whole or a specific EU topic.

All publications can be ordered via the Publications Office of the European Union.

Learning Corner: https://europa.eu/learning-corner

Contact: COMM-Info-Publications@ec.europa.eu

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