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Welcome to the Spring Day for Europe 2007 Newsletter

This year, Europe Day on 9 May will spill over into a whole month of 50th anniversary celebrations. We invite you to be an active player in the celebrations in your school! You are part of the Spring Day for Europe 2007 community and we would like to share with you some features you are offered to organise Spring Day in your school. The Spring Day Portal is your chance to share, network and show what you are doing with your class.

 

Chat with key political leaders and listen to the Podcast interviews
Scheduled between March and June 2007, the chats aim to bring together a number of experts and classes to discuss the European Union.

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Post to the Spring Day weblog and make your voice heard
"What future does the European Union hold for us?" In this blog, we give the floor to young Europeans to express their concerns, feelings, and hopes about the future of the EU and ask concrete questions on European issues.

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Be famous for 30 minutes!
To be featured on the entry page of this Portal, you need to tell us about the Spring Day events organised in your school.

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Send an eCard to another European school
To wish the EU a happy birthday, send a Spring Day eCard to your friends in other classes and schools across Europe.

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“Who’s going back to school?”: Invite guests at school
You can invite guests and organise a debate with them about the history and the future of the EU. Guests could be representatives from education authorities, MEPs, Members of the Committee of the Regions or local politicians.

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Refer a school and get rewards
You can refer a school and share Spring Day for Europe 2007 with other teachers and pupils across Europe. If the school registers, you will automatically receive a bonus.

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Take part in competitions
Enter the Spring Day competitions and win a prize! Get creative and take part in two competitions by designing a stamp for the 50th anniversary of the EU or a poster on Democracy.
- “My Anniversary Stamp”: Create your own stamp for the 50th anniversary of the EU!
- “My poster on Democracy”: Get creative and design a poster on Democracy.

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Participate in various online activities
We offer you an exciting set of pedagogical activities to do in the classroom, adapted for primary and secondary schools.
- “My present for the EU”: Think up 50th birthday presents for the EU!
- “Pictures telling stories”: Draw a picture to tell us your own version of a European event.

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Search for resources
The Spring Day for Europe 2007 Portal offers a set of teaching and learning resources to help teachers prepare and organise lessons on the 50th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome. These resources are available in various formats including Web links, learning objects, quizzes and webquests.

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