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A Quick Look at the EU: an overview of the European Union, provided by Europa. It's all here: history, symbols, treaties, etc.
 
Teaching materials from Europa. Find material for students under 9, from 9-12, 12-15, or older. Contains websites, brochures, and posters that explain the European Union and its politics.
 
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Let's Explore Europe! is an interactive online game for children, hosted by Europa. Discover Europe piece by piece, learn about the European Union, and test your knowledge with games and quizzes
 

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Kid's Corner: Games and quizzes for children about the European Union and all of its Member States.

 
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United in Diversity: All about the different countries and cultures that make up the European Union. Illustrations and information for children, edited by the European Commission.
 
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Member States of the European Union: Helpful nformation on all of the Member States, right here on our very own site- Strasbourg l'Européene!
 

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Don't Get Mixed Up: Confused about the difference between the European Council and the Council of Europe? There are a lot of European organizations and it can be tough to keep them all straight. Click here for a complete list to learn the differences!
 

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    • 23 june 2017

      Luxembourg National Day

    • June 23th marks the anniversary of the sovereign of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Originally celebrated on 23 January, the birthday of the Grande-Duchesse Charlotte, June 23 was chosen since 1961 due to climatic conditions which fit with outdoor celebrations.
      On this day, two major events punctuate the celebrations: the Te Deum in the Cathedral of Our Lady of Luxembourg and the taking up of arms, accompanied by a civilian event, organized the Liberty avenue in Luxembourg.
    • 25 june 2017

      Slovenia National Day

    • The National Day commemorates the independence of Slovenia, obtained in 1991.
      The first Slovenes, the Slavic people, settled down in current Slovenia, at the borders of the Italy, Austria and Hungary, during the fourth century.
      Since the eighth century, Slovenia was incorporated into various empires or states. The last one was ex-Yugoslavia from which it would become independent in 1991.
      Its independance was recognized by Germany in December, 1991 and by the international community in January of the following year.

    • 26 june 2017

      International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

    • Torture seeks to annihilate the victim’s personality and denies the inherent dignity of the human being. The United Nations has condemned torture from the outset as one of the vilest acts perpetrated by human beings on their fellow human beings.

      Torture is a crime under international law. According to all relevant instruments, it is absolutely prohibited and cannot be justified under any circumstances. This prohibition forms part of customary international law, which means that it is binding on every member of the international community, regardless of whether a State has ratified international treaties in which torture is expressly prohibited. The systematic or widespread practice of torture constitutes a crime against humanity.

      On 12 December 1997, by resolution 52/149, the UN General Assembly proclaimed 26 June the United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, with a view to the total eradication of torture and the effective functioning of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, (resolution 39/46), annex, which entered into force on 26 June 1987.