In recent times, Euroscepticism and a growing sense of nationalism have become new realities which we need to confront. Misinformation spreads like wildfire and leaves the European Union vulnerable at the face of a population which lacks knowledge and understanding of the true purpose of the EU. It is therefore vital to familiarise the younger generation with the advantages of such a union of nations, advantages which should not be taken for granted. Schools need to take responsibility and teach students the fundamental ideas and values of Europe, all the while promoting a sense of critical awareness and belonging.
Six participating schools from Luxembourg, Netherlands, Austria, Denmark, Greece and Slovakia aim to raise awareness among students of the diverse cultures and values that surround them and identify them as “European”.