Europe Direct

Europe Direct Aberdeen are part of an information network of around 500 Europe Direct Information Centres run by the European Commission together with local stakeholders.  Based at Aberdeen Central Library we are here to direct you to EU information and EU services you require.

 

Achieving Gender Equality in Scotland, Europe and the rest of the world

This resource was produced in partnership with Montgomery Development Education Centre (MDEC). It explores the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with a particular focus on SDG 5 Achieving Gender Equality. Designed for use in upper primary school and lower secondary school it contains background information on policies and multiple activities for incorporating into lesson plans.

 

What’s it like in your country?

This book along with the dedicated project website compares daily life in 11 different countries as seen through the eyes of the children. It is the result of the school exchange project that EDIC Aberdeen ran and facilitated from January to June 2017. Broad topic areas include: The Environment, Food, School, Sport and Leisure, Tourist Attractions and Transport. Contains both English and French text.

 

Taxlandia Game

Taxlandia is a tiny European state with gorgeous mountains and clear blue lakes. A popular tourist destination when the economy was booming and a country with minimal taxes, Taxlandia now faces an unprecedented crisis. A lot of companies moved their headquarters, tourism decreased. Last year the authorities admitted that it was time to increase taxes. Soon, an unofficial “tax rebellion” started.

Players of Taxlandia, a new app from the Commission’s Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union, become the new Prime Minister of Taxlandia. They have to start collecting more taxes, build the new infrastructure and ensure further development of the country. Good luck!

This educational game has lots of action, 3D views and funny characters, but also acts as a tutorial that helps the player make the best decisions.

The game has three levels of difficulty, for the 9-12, 13-17 and 18-25 age groups. The app is available on the App StoreGoogle Apps and Windows.