Spring Day for Students – Europe is You!

Spring Day wants to help students discover more about Europe and express their views on the latest changes. Participating schools will be involved in activities, competitions, and events that make each lesson a chance to discover the cultural variety and richness of Europe. The Spring Day campaign has been built on student contributions and feedback: join the project and share your views with thousands of European schools!

What students can do on Spring Day

Invite a special guest to your school
Would you like to know more about a specific European subject? Are you interested in EU institutions? Do you wish to express your vision on the future of Europe? You and your teacher can invite a special guest to visit your school. You can then learn from an expert and express your opinion. More

Take part in activities and competitions
Learning about Europe is fun with Spring Day! Take part in one or more activities and competitions together with your teacher and classmates. After learning new skills, you will see your contributions on the Spring Day portal and get the chance to win some great prizes.

Organise a Spring Day event
On the Spring Day portal, you and your teacher can find some inspiring ideas for a special event that goes far beyond traditional lessons. Let’s see how you can creatively celebrate and debate this year’s topic ‘Citizenship and Fundamental Rights’. Tell us what is happening in your school and discover what other school are organising!

As a participant to Spring Day for Europe 2010 campaign, you may want to know where you can find, in your local and national settings, more support, advice and information about the European Union and all opportunities that are available for students.
Feel free to visit the following websites:

National agencies for Youth in Action programme
Youth in Action is the EU Programme for young people aged 15-28 (in some cases 13-30). The programme aims to inspire a sense of active citizenship, solidarity and tolerance among young Europeans and to involve them in shaping the Union's future.

National agencies for Life Long Learning Programme
The European Commission has integrated its various educational and training initiatives under a single umbrella, the Lifelong Learning Programme.