Democracy & Justice

Key concepts: 1.1 Democracy and justice (a-d)

Key Concept A

Key concepts and processes How the EU works Migration Resources and ideas
Participating in different kinds of decision making and voting in order to influence public life. How the EU makes laws

Role of the institutions
  Have your say and get things changed
Key process: 2.2 Advocacy and representation (a-d)
  2.2 Advocacy and representation. 2.3 Taking informed and responsible action (a-d).
Class activities Role play debates   Voting exercise

Key Concept B

Key concepts and processes How the EU works Migration Resources and ideas
Considering how democracy, justice, diversity, toleration, respect and freedom are valued by people with different beliefs, backgrounds and traditions within a changing democratic society. Role of Court of Justice

Role of European Ombudsman
   
Key process: 2.1 Critical thinking and enquiry (a-c)
2.2 advocacy and representation (a-d)
   
Class activities Court of Justice role-play    

Key Concept C

Key concepts and processes How the EU works Migration Resources and ideas
Weighing up what is fair and unfair in different situations; understanding that justice is fundamental to a democratic system, and exploring the role of law in maintaining order and resolving conflict. What is the European Union.

How the EU has grown
Differences among people from different countries. Criteria for admission to the EU: Copenhagen rules
Key process: 2.1 Critical thinking and enquiry (a-c)
2.1 Critical thinking and enquiry  
Class activities     Quiz: I want to join the EU

Key Concept D

Key concepts and processes How the EU works Migration Resources and ideas
Understanding and exploring the role of citizens and parliament in holding government and those in power to account. How the Parliament holds the Commission to account.

How national parliaments hold members of the European Council to account.

How the Court of Auditors holds the Commission to account for financial probity.

How the European Ombudsman represents the complaints of citizens.
Differences among people from different countries. Criteria for admission to the EU: Copenhagen rules
Key process: 2.2 Advocacy and representation (a-d)
   
Class activities     Quiz on EU budget