Dear fellow students, today people around the world are celebrating “Peace and Unity in Europe”.
The idea of the European Union was born after the Second World War with the aim of ending the frequent and bloody wars and establishing peace. Starting in 1950, European countries began to unite economically and politically to ensure lasting peace. The six founding countries were Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Over time, the community grew in membership, but also in tasks and responsibilities.
Today, the European Union is far from perfect, and we have many reasons to question what and how the European Union is fulfilling its responsibilities. Yet it has created a more peaceful and prosperous Europe than ever before. That is what we celebrate on May 9.
If you want to learn more about the history, benefits and challenges of the EU, take part in our quizzes available on Kahoot. Send us a screenshot of your score from your university email address to firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to win some great EU-related prizes. If you do not reach the high score, do not worry because the prizes will be drawn among all participants of the quizzes.
There is an easier and a more difficult quiz and you can win something in both. But beware, for the difficult quiz we suggest you take a look at what the European Union itself has to say about Europe Day. Check out the links below to get an idea of what issues are currently important in the European Union and what activities are planned to celebrate Europe Day.
Europe Day 2021 programme:
Future of Europe:
This above playlist from the European parliament explains the European Union in 1-minute videos!
Quiz level 1:
Game PIN: 02068742
Quiz level 2:
Game PIN: 09381878