Europe = European Union (EU)
All EU countries are in Europe, but not all European countries are in the EU
Check this map to understand the difference.
As you can see on the map, only EU countries get highlighted when clicked. Those that remain grey are European countries that do not belong to the EU; for instance, Norway or Switzerland. These European countries decided not to enter the EU for political or economical reasons. “Why joining a club if it won´t make you better than you already are?”, they probably think.
THE FORMATION OF THE EUROPEAN UNION
Now let´s play and discover. Click on the puzzle and you will find many games and quizzes about Europe and the Union.
EU is made up of 28 different countries. Click here to get to know them better.
Our symbols are: the flag
and the anthem
Do you know that our anthem was composed by Beethoven? It´s the “Ode to Joy”, part of the Ninth Symphony. Do you want to listen to it? Click on the song above.
THE EUROPEAN INSTITUTIONS
Click to learn a little bit more about the EUROPEAN INSTITUTIONS