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A short history of Europa=Noi

The "Europa=Noi" (Europe=Us) project was launched in 2010 as an initiative aimed at offering schools of all levels some content and multimedia tools to foster interactive lessons on the European Union, its history, values, institutions, with a focus on EU citizens’ rights. Through original CD-ROMs, Europa=Noi offers free digital teaching materials dedicated to classes, divided by type of user.

Thanks to the cooperation of Regional School Offices and Europe Direct, Europa=Noi was presented to over 6,000 teachers in more than 50 territorial meetings throughout the Country.

In 2012, on the occasion of the European Year of Citizens, the project was financed by the Management Partnership (European Commission, European Parliament, and Department for European Policies). The collaboration of the Ministry of Education, University and Scientific Research, which became a partner in the project, enabled translating some multimedia tools.

On 10 December 2012, on the occasion of the Nobel Peace Prize awarding to the European Union, the Prime Minister sent a letter to all Italian school headmasters together with the "Europa=Noi" multimedia CD to invite teachers to use this tool "within their important task of making the European Union known in an easy and informal way."

The project was presented to the Information Group of the EU Council and the European Commission included it among national best practices on its website, arousing the interest of other EU countries (Latvia, Ireland, Luxembourg, Germany), which asked to have it translated into their national languages.

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