EDUbox Politics

Teaching materials

How does our political system work? How are decisions made about our policies? The EDUbox Politics provides young people with insights into our political system and how decisions are made.

For students in the second and third grades of secondary education.

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The political system can seem very complex, and it's not always clear how our vote influences the final policy. This EDUbox aims to provide young people with insights into the political process and let them discover the steps between an idea and eventual policy.

What's it about

The EDUbox Politics consists of five parts:

  • An introduction to the characteristics of the political system and the influence politics has on our lives.
  • Theory with videos and assignments about the path between casting a vote and implementing policies.
  • An exercise where students get to govern a fictional country themselves.
  • Information on how young people can participate in society.
  • Additional inspiration.

How to use it

You can use the EDUbox in two ways:

  • Online, as an individual learning trajectory.
  • Physically, as independent group work in the classroom.

In the classroom, you need one EDUbox per group of 3 to 5 students.

Duration: 3 class hours

What you need

  • Download the EDUbox below.
  • Use the interactive video lesson (as an individual learning trajectory).

This EDUbox was created with the support of the European project EDUmake. The project partners adapt existing material to their own context and needs and collaborate on developing new material for the European elections in 2024. More information can be found at or

Funded by the European Union (CREA-CROSS-2021- INNOVLAB-Project 101059958). However, views and opinions expressed are solely those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the Executive Agency for Education and Culture (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor EACEA can be held responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.

An initiative of: De Ambrassade , BELvue , Europahuis Ryckvelde , Bataljong , Tree Company

License: Attribution, NonCommercial, ShareAlike

Launched in 2023