The European Union
Lesson 3
How does cultural diversity impact
political identity?
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Symbols of the European Union
The European flag
The European anthem
Ode to Joy
Europe Day
May 9
The motto
United in diversity
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Windows, Doorways and Bridges on EU Notes
symbolize connectedness and openness.
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EU coins have a common front and
nation-specific designs on the reverse.
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23 Official Languages
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EU Interpreters & Translators at Work
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Europe is a Mix of
Many Ethnicities
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Study Abroad Programs
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Over 2 million young people have
studied or pursued personal
development in other European
countries with support from EU
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Study Abroad Programs
• Comenius: school education
• Erasmus Mundus: higher
education mobility
• Leonardo da Vinci:
vocational training
• Atlantis: EU-US cooperation in
education and training
• Youth in Action: voluntary
work and non-formal education
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Free to move
•No police or customs checks at
borders between most EU countries
•Controls strengthened at EU external
•More cooperation between police
from different EU countries
•You can buy and bring back any
goods for personal use when traveling
between EU countries