skip to content

Cookies on the EU website

We use cookies to give the best experience on our site. Continue without changing your settings, and you'll receive cookies, or change your cookie settings at any time.


Crisis Point - A teaching resource for 11-18 year olds

Europe has reached Crisis Point.  A contagious pandemic is spreading fast.  Can you make the right decisions to save lives across Europe?

The Crisis Point game is based on a fictional scenario in which students have to work as citizens, MEP's and European Commissioners to save Europe and their school from a pandemic.

The idea of Crisis Point is to provide an engaging way in which students (Key stages 3 and 4) can learn about how Europe works, helping them understand the different roles of the European Commission and European Parliament, and how these institutions affect the lives of the millions of diverse citizens across Europe.

The resources can be downloaded from the right hand side of this page, or UK schools can email to have a free hard copy sent in the post.


Key Facts about Crisis Point

  • Teaches about Citizenship and the EU in a fun and engaging way
  • Teaches about the European Parliament, the European Commission and how they work
  • Suitable for Key Stages 3 and 4
  • In Scotland fits with 'International Education' strand of the Curriculum for Excellence and is suitable for S1, S2 and possibly S3 students
  • Is a good tool for encouraging multi-disciplinary and active learning
  • Designed for "collapsed timetable" use
  • Multi-media format (role-play, video and interactive features)
  • FREE to use!

Legal stuff:

DISCLAIMER: The contents of this scenario are entirely fictitious and created for effect within the game.  In no way is the game intended to cause offence, upset or mislead and this should be made clear to the young people who participate in it.  It is only an educational game and should be enjoyed as such.  Thank you.