EDU Europe Diverse and United:

It has been over 13 years since more than half of the European Union’s population has stated that the EU conjures up a positive image in their minds.The feelings of Euroscepticism among individuals and on country level have grown significantly over time, with some going as far as decided to leave the EU. When consulting the appropriate, official info channels of the EU we can see that there are certain issues which seem to be driving Euroscepticism and driving the people towards having a more negative image of the EU. However, it is vital to take into account that misinformation has been on a rise in the past decade, with politicians and individuals spreading false information for personal gain. Taking into consideration, that not many people have been educated in what exactly the EU stands for and what it does, what being a EU citizen means, what are your rights and responsibilities, people have a tendency to automatically believe the majority of the information they are given, without questioning it or doing their own research to confirm whether what they have been told is true or not. The Europe Diverse and United Project – EDU – was developed to tackle these issues by reaching out to the most important group, the future generation. By educating young children aged between 10 and 14 about all the points mentioned above, EDU project will inspire a need for knowledge as well as fact-checking. The children will be made aware from an early age of what their rights a citizen of the EU are and how much power their voice can hold. They will be inspired to keep up to date with the developments of the EU and take a more active role in their civic participation.