Blanca Salvador y Ana Jiménez (Profesoras de Inglés)
Something about the European Union appears in the newspapers almost every day. Whether the issue is rescuing banks, economic policy, immigration, pensions, food security, energy, or whether or not to take action in trouble spots just beyond Europe’s borders, like in Syria.
Since the European Union is so relevant to people’s daily lives, the European Parliament Information Office in the Netherlands has devised the European Parliament Ambassador Schools (EPAS) educational programme. Villa de Mostoles Bilingual School has decided to take part in it.
This programme is intended to boost young people’s awareness of Europe by getting them to learn about Europe in an active way. The programme started up in 2011. The EPAS programme informs pupils about the European Union and about the European Parliament’s democratic decision-making powers in particular.
In order to start the programme, students of 4th E.S.O. carried out an activity related to the first module ‘A brief history of the EU’. This activity taught them the member countries of EU.