Win a trip to the European Parliament in Strasbourg

Competition for Sixth formers in North East England

Prize

All expenses paid visit to European Parliament in either Strasbourg or Brussels to take part in parliament’s Euroscola day for up to 24 Sixth Formers + 2 staff. The visit will take place in late February or early March and will involve two days out of school.

The weblink below gives lots of information about the Euroscola day.

http://www.ep-site.eu/euroscola/view/en/home.html

Competition

Teams of up to 8 pupils can submit an entry. The party which ultimately travels to Strasbourg/Brussels may be made up of several teams from several winning schools.

Teams are asked to submit a poster which encourages young people to vote in the 2014 European Parliamentary elections.

The poster should be bright and bold and reflect the plurilingualism of the European Union. Entrants should also demonstrate an understanding of the type of decisions made by the European Parliament.

Each entry must be submitted electronically to Europe.direct@durham.gov.uk by 22nd November 2013.

Full competition details are here

Competition for Sixth formers in North East England

Connecting Classrooms Conference – Embedding internationalism in school life

On 11th July 2013, we held a successful event at the Centre for Life in Newcastle to help schools explore ideas around international education and embedding international partnerships into school life.  During the course of the day, participants were able to hear a variety of interesting presentations and exchange their experiences of linking with overseas schools.

ATLAS conference 042Lunchtime entertainment was provided by Bandakadabra; an Italian music group from BRASS festival.

You can find copies of all the presentations and pictures from the conference under “ATLAS 2013 Conference”.

Some help for your summer holidays

Some help to sommer holiday

We would like to offer some help to improve your holiday experience this summer.
In the Restaurant of Durham County Council you can find the booklets “Languages take you further” and “Travelling in Europe 2012-13”.

Languages take you further

This is a small booklet in which you will find examples of the many languages spoken in Europe. By learning the language of another country, you can also get to know its culture and people better – which is a great advantage!

Travelling in Europe 2012-13

Europe: a continent with thousands of years of history, a rich cultural heritage and some of the world’s most breathtaking scenery. So much for the traveller to discover and explore and all made much easier thanks to the European Union (EU). You can cross many borders within the EU without being checked and the Euro makes it easier to shop around for bargains. You have easy access to healthcare should you need it and your dog or cat can travel with you. If you drive, your driving licence and motor insurance policy issued in one EU country are valid in all the others. And using your mobile phone abroad is getting much cheaper. This booklet tells you all about practical issues you ought to consider before embarking on your summer trip this year.