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Me, You and the EU

The Story of Ireland and the European Union

‘Me, You and the EU’ is a fast-paced twenty five minute educational film which tells the story of Ireland and the European Union in a fun and accessible way. Over the course of five chapters, Irish teenagers from across the country ask key questions about the EU to find out what Ireland’s EU membership means for them.

Viewers can follow the teenagers on a journey to discover more about the history of the EU from the post war era of the 1950s right up to the present day. The teenagers learn about EU policies, how the different institutions work, and how the EU is responding to the current challenges of Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Lesson Plan

This film is designed to inform young people about the EU in a fun and accessible way. Schools may choose to use it as an educational resource. A short lesson note for teachers is available here. This provides an overview of the film and an outline of each of the five chapters including the questions posed throughout the film.


Challenge your students to the following downloadable quiz for students. Questions in the quiz are based on the content of the film, Me, You and the EU - The Story of Ireland and the European Union. The quiz contains twenty questions. Solutions are provided.

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