The European Parliament elections are due in 2024. In the course of this, we want to empower pupils, students and trainees as well as local authority stakeholders, teachers and committed individuals to draw attention to the 2024 European elections - whether at a stand at a town festival, with a club group or at a discussion event. The multipliers will learn how exactly the EU works and how to deal with EU clichés and how to counter the arguments of EU opponents. 
At the beginning of the workshop, the participants playfully learn about the institutions and functioning of the EU as well as initial points of criticism by means of a pub quiz. This enables them to recognise and understand possible points of criticism of the EU and its institutions. A brief historical overview also helps them to understand where difficulties in the EU come from. 
The participants then get together in small groups and are given a profile of person X who has a position, a point of criticism or a stereotype about the EU. With the help of a worksheet, the group now tries to find out the position of fictitious person X and enter into a fictitious dialogue with them. To do this, the small groups receive argumentation aids, but also work out for themselves what they want to say to the person. These arguments are then presented to the group and together they work out how to deal with clichés or counter negative statements. However, the aim is also to create an understanding of where criticism of the EU is justified and what role voting can play in the European elections. After collecting the discussions together, a short communication training session will give the participants further guidance on how to respond to criticism of the EU.

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