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"European citizenship: The path to living together in Europe starts at school".
Chat with Ján Figel', Member of the European Commission responsible for Education, Training, Culture and Multilingualism.

This is a selection of Web links that may help participating classes prepare their questions for this chat.

  • Organising a chat as a classroom activity

  • What we are celebrating
    The signature of the Treaty of Rome on 25 March 1957 created our European family. Fifty years later, we are coming ever closer together. While remaining diverse in culture, language and traditions, our unity is based on common values: freedom, democracy, the rule of law, respect for human rights, and equality.

  • EU Youth Summit live
    From 23 to 25 March 2007 more than 200 young Europeans came together in Rome to debate the future direction of the EU and send a message to its leaders.

  • Europe's best successes
    An overview with the best success stories of the European Union in the last 50 years.

  • What we achieved in 50 years together
    50 years of European cooperation have brought many concrete benefits to Europeans: easier travel across most of the EU without carrying a passport and easier cross border financial transactions in a single currency the euro.

  • The path to European Citizenship
    This article describes the path from the local, regional, and national identity to the European citizenship. It also explains the main rights of the European citizens and which factors contributed to bring the European citizenship concept closer to them.

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