European Active Citizenship Gymkhana

The gymkhana is a competition in which the participants have to sort out problems and questions and reach the goal. Our Gymkhana is about Europe 2020 issues. Students are divided into international teams of four. They must decode messages to find where the information boards are located. In these boards, students can find the data and knowledge to ...

Glossary of terms


Migration and integration

Africa bond
the government of an African country  may borrow money by issuing bonds
a form of protection for refugees
Asylum seekers
persons who file an application for Asylum in a country other than their own
reception centers for migrants. When migrants get to a hotspot they are identified and relocated
people moving from one country to another for economic reasons or to avoid war, tortures and discriminations
Migration crisis
when large numbers of migrants and/or refugees arrive at the same time into a new country
Migration compact
EU strategy for external action on migration
Migration flows
the number of migrants crossing a boundary, within a specific period of time, for the purpose of establishing residence
not (engaged) in Education, Employment or Training
Organization for Co-operation and Development
Refugees migrants who cannot return to their countries of origins for political or war reasons. The main countries of origin of the EU refugees are: Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Kosovo and Albania.
Relocation/Resettlement to locate migrants in a European country different from the one the first entered Europe
Route a road, course, or way for travel from one place to another
Smuggling the criminal offense of intentionally and secretively bringing items or human beings into a country

Environment and renewable energy

Biogas plant A factory that makes biogas 
Electric vehicle
A vehicle that runs on only electricity
Nucelar plant
Factory that makes energy out of uranium
Wind turbine
Part of wind power plant that mekes the energy
Wind park
A area ig many wind power plants
How much something can be produced
Unemployed A person without a job
Fruiting The time when the fruits are ready to be picked
Generate Let out into the atmosphere
Greenhouse emission Amount of CO 2 and other unhealthy chemical elements and mixtures  which are largely  produced nowadays  and let out in the atmosphere because of modern western lifestyles (transport, heating, intensive farming,  factories,  energy consumption in general)
Global warming The rise in the average temperature on Earth
Greenhouse effect The cause for global warning, when radiation from the sun gets trapped in our atmoshere and heats the Earth
Risen Increased
Shrunk Got smaller
Solar energy Energy from the sun that we can use with the help of solar panels

Young employment

competence in an activity or occupation because of one's skill, training,or other qualification
a person who works for another in order to learn a trade
Economically active citizens
citizens that are employed or actively seeking employment
to be in a state of having a job
Employment rate a measure of the extent to which available labour resources (people available to work) are being used
Employment rates of graduates how many people (aged 20-34) who have recently graduated from upper secondary or tertiary levels of education
employment in which a person works a minimum number of hours defined as such by employer
ICT information and communications technology
Labour market the supply and demand for labor, in which employees provide the supply and employers the demand
Management  the directors and managers who have the power and responsibility to make decisions and oversee an enterprise
NEET young people not in employment, education or training
Part-time contract a form of employment that carries fewer hours per week than a full-time job
Part-time employment a form of employment that carries fewer hours per week than a full-timejob. They work in shifts but remain on call while off duty and during annual leave
Pension a fixed amount paid at regular intervals to a person or the persons surviving dependents in consideration of past services, age, merit, povertu, injury or loss sustained
Self-employed earning a persons living through doing something by oneself
Temporary contract an employment situation where an employee is expected to remain in a position only for a cerain period of time
Unemployed citizens citizens that don’t have a job
Unemployment a phenomenon that occurs when a person who is actively searching for employment is unable to find work
Welfare welfare is the provision of a minimal level of well-being and social support for citizens without current means to support basic needs
Work such effort or activity by which one makes a living, employment
Work skills specific talents and expertise an individual possesses, helping him perform a certain task or job
Workforce the total number of workers in a specific undertaking
Working-age population the total population in a region that is considered to be able and likely to work based on the portion of the population belonging to a certain predetermined age range
Youth unemployment rate the unemployment rate relates the number of unemployed jobseekers among those aged 15-24 years to the total number of economically active in this age group

Fight against poverty and social exclusion

He has no home or work and goes from one place to another
Persecution with annoying and insistent requests
Changes in any aspect of an organized but unstable reality.

not having one or more of the physical or mental abilities that most people have.

Eviction to force someone to leave somewhere, normally by the owner of the property
Hungry Need or desire to eat.
Lack of something not having something, or not having enough of something
Maltrato Violent behavior that causes physical or moral harm.
Poor It does not have what it takes to live what it has with scarcity.
Poverty  Shortage or lack of what is necessary to live.
Poverty absolute

Has been seen as a matter of acute deprivation, hunger, premature death and suffering.

Poverty relative

It is the condition of being below a relative poverty threshold. It is the lack of resources of some people that the rest of society takes for granted.

Social exclusion Lack of participation of segments of the population in the social, economic and cultural life of their respective societies due to the lack of basic rights, resources and capacities.
Shortage a situationin which there is not enough of something that is needed
Unemployment Situation of the one who is deprived

Gymkhana and maths concepts

an amount calculated by adding some amounts together and then dividing by the number of amounts.
Base points
Place where information boards are located
to judge the number or amount of something by using the information that you already have, and adding, taking away, multiplying, or dividing numbers.
a person who regulates or restrains.
a picture that shows how two sets of infotmation or variables (=ammounts that can change) are related, usually by lines or curves.
Goal an area or point toward which players try to reach to score points.
Integer number one of the positive or negative numbers or zero.
Percentage a rate per hundred
Prime number a positive integer that is not divisible without remainder by any integer except itself and 1
Proportion a relation between things when compared to one another in regard to size, quantity, number, etc.
Solve to work out the answer or solution to (a mathematical problem).




Author: Eduardo Cas Calzado
Last editor: Jonny Lönnfors