We Europeans

Type of tool: 
Activity
Duration: 
120+ min
Topics addressed: 
Citizenship

The tool fosters the feeling of belonging to Europe by offering information from history, nature, society, culture, challenging participants to learn more about it and to discover things European countries have in common.

Methodology: 

- Active,
In the way of doing: we ask / they answer.
- Interactive,
By discussing together in small groups.

Step by step process: 

In the introduction to the session, one should talk about Europe, the reason why we are here, the European Dimension - intellectual and political -, and the three different levels in the Youth programme -EU member, EEC member and Pre.accession countries-.

1. We start the game by giving the participants some perception games, here we will use the different brands of Nescafe adapted to different countries in Europe.

2. We then split the participants in groups by putting their names in nationality piles and pick 6 groups, mix nationality of the 24 people.

3. Another perception and geography quiz, the group will get some pictures of different places in Europe and they will try to work together on the groups to find the countries belonging to the pictures.

4. Quiz concerning the four topics (history, nature, society & culture). Questions taken from the differences in Europe. (See quiz uploaded as Documents/Handouts).

5. The participants get some time to negotiate about the questions in the groups and have to give the answer when we play a piece of music (to end the thinking).

6. To end off the session, we play traditional music from the different countries involved and the participants have to guess what music belong to each country.

7. We end the session by presenting the “Perfect European” based on stereotypes.
There is room in this session to play, if you see an interesting theme coming up you will be able to use it longer and shorten down the number of questions in each topic, you are also able to do this if you are under time pressure.

To reach this we use different methods and techniques
- Quiz
- Small groups
- Negotiation
- Result of the quiz
- Ask for history
- Values

Materials and resources: 

-Stereo player
-Music
-Flipcharts/markers
-Chairs (to make groups)
-Paper/pens
-Overhead
-Handouts for the quizz

Notes for further use: 

The sub-aims for the session is to give them some input on ICL (Intercultural Learning) methods which are:
-To admit (complexity and tolerate)
-To be inclined (with contact and curiousity)
-To know (yourself)

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