The European Parliament, the only directly-elected EU institution, is at the heart of European democracy. Find out how it works.
Every five years European voters are called to the ballot box to choose Members of the European Parliament. Why is voting in the European elections important?
Once elected, Members of the European Parliament have an important job to do. Find out what it involves in our video.
EU laws are shaped through a democratic process that ensures different views are taken into account.
The EU is based on a common set of rules and values. Watch our video to find out what happens when these rules are broken.
In the EU we are united in diversity. Watch this video to learn more.
The EU has trade agreements with countries all over the world, but how does it work and what are the benefits? Watch the video to find out.
The EU costs you about half a cup of coffee a day! That’s less than a euro a day for everyone who lives in the EU! Watch the video to see how it works.
What are the six core values the European Union is based upon and how do they translate into our daily lives?
Find out about the role and the functions of the President of the European Parliament in our short video.
The EU treaties give the European Union certain powers. Learn about the EU’s competences and how it works with its member states.
The EU single market ensures that goods, services, people and money move freely across the EU. Our video explains why this is important.
You choose your MEPs every five years, but did you realise you also have an impact on the set up of the other EU institutions?
The EU has a positive impact that reaches far beyond Europe’s borders. Watch the video to find out how.
All the countries in the eurozone use the same currency, but not all coins are the same. Watch our video to learn about the differences.
The multiannual financial framework (MFF) is a plan of how much can be invested in policies that strengthen Europe’s future. More in our video.
Find out more about Erasmus+, the EU's flagship programme that supports education, training, sport and young people.
In September, the president of the European Commission gives the State of the EU address in the European Parliament.