Home / News stories

We for the EU, the EU for us: a powerful message from young EU citizens

A group of students from Scuola Secondaria di 1° Grado “Mainardi”, located in Vicenza, Italy, created an original photostory on the topic of the European Union, its history and its future. The initiative, supervised by Prof. Rachele de Prisco, aimed to raise awareness among the youngest on what it means to be a European citizen.


The photostory, divided into three parts and narrated in both Italian and English, described the great adventure to a united Europe through some of the most important landmarks of the history of the EU, and educated the students on the meaning and importance of unity and peace. The children also had the opportunity to reflect on the present situation of the European Union with the economic and the refugee crisis and stressed the role that Europe and its citizens have to play in order to build a better future through solidarity, democratic participation and openness towards others.


The feeling of belonging to the EU and of being united in diversity was beautifully portrayed by the students. As narrated by the children, the European States become bricks of a tower, which, brought together, create a beautiful architecture, or they become the keys of a piano where each of them plays a different note, but, together, they play just one melody.


Watch the photostory:

L’Europa nella storia (Italian)

Europe and its history (English) 

“Sono un cittadino dell’UE” (Italian)

“I am a citizen of the EU” (English)

Noi per l’UE (Italian)

We X EU (English)


Subscribe Newsletter:

Subscribe to ALDA monthly newsletter, available in five languages - English, French, Italian, Serbian, and Russian

Office in Strasbourg

Council of Europe
1, avenue de l'Europe 
F-67075 Strasbourg - France

Phone: +33 3 90 21 45 93
Fax: +33 3 90 21 55 17
General contact:

Office in Brussels

Rue Belliard 20
Bruxelles 1040
Public transportation: Metro, stop "Arts-Loi", lines 1, 2, 5, 6

Phone: +32 (0)2 430 24 08

Office in Vicenza

Viale Milano 36
36100 Vicenza - Italy

Phone: +39 04 44 54 01 46
Fax: +39 04 44 23 10 43
Mail :



Office in Skopje

Bld. Partizanski odredi 43B/1-5
1000 Skopje, Macedonia

Phone: +389 (0) 2 6091 060

Office in Tunis

Appartement CREATIVA, 3ème étage, 15, Résidence Gold du Nord,
Les berges du lac, 1053, Tunis, Tunisie

Phone: +216 27 28 34 56

Office in Chisinau
Str. Mihail Kogălniceanu 18, Chișinău, Moldova, MD-2001