Thursday, 28 March 2013

34. Chromophobia

Is being different something bad? Is war better than peace? What is beauty? What values are important in life? Is there hope? Watch and think.


Wednesday, 27 March 2013

33. Other schools that work on the same project

There are about 80 schools in Greece who work on the Teachers4Europe educational programme. The Primary School in Campos Chios is one of them. Enjoy their lovely work!

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

32. 27 European Capitals of Beauty, Culture and History

Each European capital has something special to offer to our collective European Identity. Something different, unique and worth learning about. Watch the PowerPoint presentation and find out!

            27 European Capitals from hrysa

Friday, 15 March 2013

31. Carnivals in Europe

Carnival is time for fancy costumes, celebration and fun. One of the most famous carnivals in Europe is the carnival of Venice (Italy) which began in the 14th-15th century

 The Venetian carnival tradition is mostly famous for its elaborate costumes and masks

Carnival of Nice (France).  It is famous for its magnificent parades.  Platforms decorated in flowers, fairy tale characters and girls in spectacular costumes sweep through the city.

Binche carnival (Belgium). 600 identically dressed men march through the city. Each one of them wears a white hat and a wax mask with green glasses and a moustache. They carry wooden baskets full of oranges, which they throw into the crowd. As a result, the viewers are covered in orange juice from head to toe, which brings them luck.

The Patras Carnival (Greece). It has more than 160 years of history and it's one of the biggest carnival events in Europe. The carnival of Patras is not a single event but a variety of events (balls, parades, hidden treasure hunt, kids’ carnival). The Carnival ends with the Saturday evening parade of carnival groups, the extravagant Sunday parade of floats and groups, and finally the ritual burning of king carnival in the harbour of Patras. Its characteristics are spontaneity, improvisation, inspiration and volunteerism.


30. European Panorama

The Euro-explorers have completed our European Panorama. Our class filled with  Europe!

Today, we had a carnival feast in our school. The Euro-explorers came dressed up in their fancy costumes but did not forget our project! We had a great time! 


Do you know that 112 is a life-saving number?It's the European Emergency phone number, available everywhere in the EU, free of charge. It is possible to call 112 from fixed and mobile phones to contact any emergency service: an ambulance, the fire brigade or the police. We hope you never need it but if anything goes wrong remember! Dial 112.

Thursday, 14 March 2013

28. EESC 2013 Video Challenge

Young people all over Europe took part in a Video Challenge launched by the European Economic and Social Committee. Here's the winning video and one more!

27. European Year of Citizens 2013

The European Year of Citizens 2013 is dedicated to the rights that come with EU citizenship.These rights are in the Charter of Fundamental Rights and can be found in the following internet site. Have a look!

Remember also that as a passenger in Europe you have certain rights. Check them out!

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

26. Where to find information about the European Union

You can look at the following internet sites for more information about the European Union.



You can also watch and listen to Blink talking about the Europarliament!

25. The Euro-explorers visit the Office of the European Parliament in Greece

The Euro-explorers visited the Office of the European Parliament in Greece, situated in Amalias Avenue in Athens. It is a Neo-classical building that belonged to Kyriakoulis Mavromichalis, politician of the late 19th and early 20th century who briefly served as Prime Minister of Greece. Kyriakoulis Mavromichalis was the grandson of the renowned hero of the Greek War of Independence (1821)

The Office of the European Parliament in Greece
Kyriakoulis Mavromichalis (1850-1916)

The building was impressive! It was designed by the Danish architect Theofilos Hansen in 1870 and restored between 2004-2007 by the architects N. Hadjikyriakos and G. Hadjidimitriou

Our hosts were Mr. A. Kapetanidis from the Office of the European Parliament and Ms. D. Georganta from the Representation of the European Commission in Greece. They gave us a lot of information about the history of the building, about the EU, talked with us and made us feel welcome. We would like to thank them!