The Historical Archives of the European Union offers tailored educational programmes for students of all ages, from primary through university. Our program focuses on the original documents that are held at the Archives to introduce students to important themes around the history and current developments of European integration and European institutions. The program creates social spaces for interactive reflection, discussion and learning about issues around Europe, democracy and citizenship.
The educational program for Florentine schools for the school year 2019/2020 focuses on topics related to the free movement of persons and to the dynamics and memories of mobility in the European Union. The program addresses primary, lower and upper secondary schools. Every class is invited to participate in two meetings with our educators; usually the first meeting takes place at school and the second meeting takes place at Villa Salviati, the seat of the Archives.
The HAEU school programme is organised in collaboration with FMA, the Former Member Association of the European Parliament. This collaboration involves former Members of European Parliament meeting with Florentine students and sharing their experiences in European politics and their views on the European Union.
Click on the links below for the full details of the educational offers for each level of school (in Italian):
For an analysis of our work with secondary schools, please have a look at the evaluation report for the academic year 2018/19.
For an impression of our work with primary schools, please have a look at our video.
If you wish to visit the Historical Archives of the European Union with your class or your group, our Educational team is at your disposal. We also organise tailored projects on different topics related to the European Union and our archive, also for schools from outside Florence or outside of Italy. Please send us your idea or interest and possible dates and we make you an offer depending on the resources and availability of our educators.
For further information, please send an email to the following address: [email protected].
You can download and print the publications on this website yourself.
- One hard copy: You may order one hard copy per publication via the EU Bookshop. Most of the publications are free of charge.
- More copies: If you would like to order more than one copy, please contact Europe Direct.
- Biographies of the Founding Fathers of the EU from the European Union
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A contagious pandemic is spreading fast. Can you make the right decisions to save lives across Europe. The Crisis Point game is based on a fictional scenario in which students have to work as citizens, MEP's and European Commissioners to save Europe and their school from a pandemic.
The idea of Crisis Point is to provide an engaging way in which students (Key stages 3 and 4) can learn about how Europe works, helping them understand the different roles of the European Commission and European Parliament, and how these institutions affect the lives of the millions of diverse citizens across Europe.