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Europe and Me

An interactive classroom programme in which primary/secondary students explore the relationship between the natural, human, and capital resources found in different countries through the use of hands-on activities. They are guided through their learning by volunteers from the business world.

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Purpose and process

To help students investigate:

  • How businesses operate in Europe
  • The meaning of economic concepts such as ‘sustainability’ and ‘interdependency’
  • The relationship between natural, human, and capital resources found in different countries
  • Actual European businesses producing goods and services for consumers

Learning outcomes

 Students can learn to:

  • Identify the basic 'what, how and who' decisions faced by people in all economies
  • Recognize economic interdependence in a region and among different regions
  • Identify and analyze different types and uses of resources in different regions, and the impact of scarcity
  • Investigate how raw materials can have added value
  • Understand how and why businesses choose their locations based on access to resources and the advantages and disadvantages of production in particular countries
  • Define income, expense, profit and loss
  • Understand how a business tracks income and expenses.

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Curricular or thematic relevance

Standalone enterprise activity or could be linked to: Business Studies; Geography; Citizenship; PSHE; Careers Education.

Europe and Me is implemented in 8 countries in Europe and in 4 of them it is accredited by education authorities for teaching within the school curriculum.

How to organise:

Series of 6 1hour sessions - could be run as timetabled lessons or as extra-curricular activities

Volunteer involvement

Business volunteers are required to support student involvement in hands-on activities

Additional comments

A brochure is available for download here: http://archive.ja-ye.org/Download/TES/europe-and-me.pdf

Detailed information on the programme is available at: http://ja-yecoreprogrammes.org/europe_and_me/

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Files for download:

europe-and-me.pdf / 3511kB

Provider Institution:

, JA Europe  Belgium

helper do TM detail body (June 6th, 1st half)

    Veronica Mobilio
04.03.2014

The decision to go international for instance creating a joint-venture or deciding to sell own products/services across borders is something very important nowadays. And in school it is even more important to have programmes - like this one - able to raise awareness about the pro and cons of internationalization and to improve students’ ability to evaluate global, local and regional resources.

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The decision to go international for instance creating a joint-venture or deciding to sell own products/services across borders is something very important nowadays. And in school it is even more important to have programmes - like this one - able to raise awareness about the pro and cons of internationalization and to improve students’ ability to evaluate global, local and regional resources.

Veronica Mobilio 04.03.2014

helper do TM detail right side (TM June 6th, 2nd half)


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