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Part 5 - Modules

Euro-Mediterranean Quiz

AIMSTo explore the group's awareness about the Euro-Mediterranean region and the Barcelona Process.
To familiarise the group about the institutional and political processes of Euro-Mediterranean co-operation.
To foster learning in a co-operative and enjoyable way.
To raise the awareness of the group about the Barcelona Process, and the similarities and differences in the Euro-Mediterranean region.
DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF ACTIVITIES OR SERVICESThis is a fast-moving team game about the Euro-Mediterranean region.

- Make three copies of the question and answer cards and cut out the cards.
- Make sure you have enough space to run the activity: the two teams should be working in separate spaces, so that they cannot hear each other's answers.
- After each question, they will need to send a "runner" back to the base to give the team's answer and collect the next question. The base should be the same distance from both teams.- Prepare a scoreboard on a sheet of flipchart paper. This can be divided into two columns, one for each team.

- Divide the group into two teams: teams should be as diverse as possible in terms of gender and region.
- Explain that the activity is an energetic team game to find out how much participants know about the Euro-Med region. Show them the rooms or spaces where each team will work and indicate where the base will be located.
- Explain the Rules of the Game (see below); then ask the teams to go to their separate rooms or spaces, leaving one member behind to collect the first question.
- Give the team members the first question card, which they take back to their teams to discuss.
- When a team representative arrives back at the base with the answers, add up the score and put it on the scoreboard. Give them the answer card to take back to the team, along with the next question card.
- When one team has completed all the cards, allow the other team time to finish.
- Add up the scores at the end and bring both teams together for debriefing and evaluation.

Debriefing and Evaluation:
Begin by asking everyone how they felt about the activity.
- How well do you think your team worked as a group?
- Did you feel it was more important to get the right answers or to finish all the questions before the other team?
- Were there disagreements? How did you resolve these?
- Did you learn anything new, surprising, and useful?
- Which other sources could you draw on to find answers to questions such as these?
- Do you feel you are well informed about the Euro-Mediterranean region? Which issues do you feel you know most about, and where is your knowledge the weakest?
- Did the quiz raise other questions that you would like to explore further?
- How important are these issues for the young people you work with?
HUMAN RESOURCES NECESSARY2 teams, 1 facilitator / scorer.
TIPS FOR THE FACILITATORThe base where the questions are kept can be as far or as near to the teams as you would like: it can be up four flights of stairs, or just on the other side of the room, depending on how much you want people to run around. You can also make it a rule that the whole team arrives to pick up the questions!
- It may take a few minutes to check some of the answers and give the score: the team member does not have to wait while you do this. They can take the next question card straightaway and find out their scores afterwards.
- Try to keep a spirit of friendly competition: groups or individuals should not feel inadequate if they do not have answers to all the questions. Emphasise that this is an opportunity for everyone to learn from everyone else.
- You may want to add your own questions to make the quiz longer. You can use the information in Part II of this toolkit for inspiration. You can also check out Chapter 1 of the T-Kit 11: MOSAIC of the Council of Europe
MATERIALSOne set of questions and answers for each team.
One set of questions and answers for the scorer.
Pencils and paper for the groups to write down their answers.
A scoreboard.
METHODOLOGY USEDMethodology is adapted from "Refugees" by Dan Jones for Amnesty International (UK).
FURTHER INFORMATIONThis activity is taken from pages 309-314 of the publication T-Kit 11: MOSAIC - The training kit for Euro-Mediterranean youth work by the Council of Europe. A pdf copy is available and can be downloaded from
Questions regarding the Anna Lindh Foundation were added to the original version of this activity


Rules of the Game
  1. Question cards are available from the scorer, who will be at the base.
  2. You can only receive one question card at a time, but (after Question 1) you must first return the previous question card with the answers filled in.
  3. A different team member must be sent back to the base each time.
  4. The first team to finish scores an extra 20 points.
  5. You must answer all the questions!

Question Cards
  • QUESTION 1: The Barcelona Process
    a) Name 12 of the EU member states and eight of the Mediterranean partners involved in the partnership known as the Barcelona process.
    1 point for each correct country, -2 points for incorrect country
    Bonus questions (2 points each):

    b1) How many countries in total make up the Euro-Mediterranean partnership?
    b2) Which of the following is not in the EU? Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Romania, United Kingdom.

  • QUESTION 2: Geography
    a) Name six European states which have no outlet to the sea.
    1 point for each correct country, -3 points for incorrect country
    Bonus questions (2 points each):

    b1) Which of the following has no border with the Mediterranean Sea? Israel, Italy, Morocco, Portugal, Syria
    b2) Which of the following is not a Mediterranean island? Corsica, Cyprus, Mallorca, Rhodes, the Faroes

  • QUESTION 3: Population
    a) Name the three largest Euro-Mediterranean countries in terms of population.
    b) Name a country in the Euro-Mediterranean region with a population of less than 100,000.
    c) Which of the following is closest to the total number of people living in the Euro-Mediterranean region? 1 billion    750 million    500 million    100 million.
    2 points for each correct answer, -1 for incorrect answers

  • QUESTION 4: Human Rights and the Council of Europe
    a) Name five human rights listed in the European Convention on Human Rights.
    3 points for each correct right answer, - 2 points for incorrect right answers
    Bonus questions (2 points each):

    b1) How many member states are there in the Council of Europe?
    b2) How many member states still apply the death penalty for some crimes?

  • QUESTION 5: "Meda" countries
    a) Name three Meda countries that are members of the African Union.
    2 points for each correct answer, -3 points for incorrect answers
    Bonus questions (2 points each):

    b1) How many Meda countries are members of the Arab League?
    b2) How many Meda countries have not ratified the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women?

  • QUESTION 6: Young people in the Euro-Med region
    a) List 10 things young people have in common throughout the Euro-Med region.
    1 point each for correct answers,- 5 points for each incorrect answer!!
    Bonus questions: 2 points each:

    b1) Name one Council of Europe publication designed for young people that has been translated into more than five languages.
    b2) What is the Arabic (or Hebrew, Russian, Turkish ...) word for "young people"?

  • QUESTION 7: Key actors/institutions in the Euro-Mediterranean region
    a) List at least 3 key actors in the EuroMed region with special focus on young people.
    1 point each for correct answers, -3 points for each incorrect answer!!
    Bonus questions (2 points each):

    b1) What is the Anna Lindh Foundation?
    b2) What is the Arabic (or Turkish, Polish, Dutch) word for "peace"?

  • QUESTION 8: Anna Lindh Foundation
    a) List at least 2 priority fields of action of the Anna Lindh Foundation.
    1 point each for correct answers, -3 points for each incorrect answer!!
    Bonus questions (2 points each):

    b1) What is the name of the publication by the Anna Lindh Foundation that was based on the very first public opinion poll on intercultural trends and values?
    b2) Where is the Anna Lindh Foundation based? (City and country)

Answer Cards
  • Answers to Question 1: The Barcelona Process
    a) EU member states: (any 12 of the following) Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, the Republic of Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom (27 countries).
    Mediterranean partners: (any eight of the following) Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, the Palestinian Authority, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey (Libya has had observer status since 1999)
    Bonus questions:
    b1) How many countries in total make up the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership? 37 countries (plus one with observer status)
    b2) Which of the following are not in the EU? Norway

  • Answers to Question 2: Geography
    a) Any six of the following: Lichtenstein, Switzerland, Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Belarus, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia, Moldova, Andorra, Vatican City.
    Bonus questions:
    b1) Which of the following has no border with the Mediterranean Sea? Portugal
    b2) Which of the following is not a Mediterranean island? The Faroes

  • Answers to Question 3: Population
    a) Germany (82 million), Egypt (80 million), Turkey (71 million)
    b) Any of the following: Vatican City (932), San Marino (29,585), Monaco (32,661), Lichtenstein (32,447), Andorra (71,776)
    c) 1 billion is closest (Council of Europe member states population: 800 million; Meda partnership countries: 262 million)

  • Answers to Question 4: The Council of Europe and Human Rights
    a) Can include: right to life, freedom from torture, right to a fair trial, freedom of expression, prohibition of slavery, right to liberty and security of person, freedom of thought, conscience and religion, right to privacy/family life, freedom of assembly/association, right to marry, freedom from discrimination.
    b1) 47
    b2) None (it is still legal in Russia, but there has been a moratorium in place since 1996.)

  • Answers to Question 5: Meda countries
    a) Algeria, Egypt, Tunisia.
    b1) 8 (Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia.)
    b2) None (they all have.)

  • Answers to Question 6: Young People in the Euro-Med region
    a) Use your discretion!
    b1) Compass, Education Pack, Domino "Young people":
    b2) in Arabic: (shabab), in Hebrew: (Tze-rim), in Russian: (Molodezh) , in Turkish: (Genclik or Genc Insanlar.)

  • Answers to Question 7: Key actors/institutions in the Euro-Mediterranean region
    a) The EuroMed Youth Programme of the European Commission; The Youth Partnership between the European Commission and Council of Europe; The EuroMed Youth Platform; The Anna Lindh Foundation.
    b1) The Anna Lindh Foundation is the largest and most diverse network of civil society organizations involved in the promotion of intercultural dialogue across the Mediterranean. It is a network of national networks in 43 countries of the Union for the Mediterranean.
    b2) in Arabic: (salam), in Turkish: (barış), in Polish: (pokój), in Dutch: (vrede)

  • Answers to Question 8: Anna Lindh Foundation
    a) The Foundation's programme is focused on activities in fields which are essential for human and social dialogue. The priority fields are (any 2 of the following) :
    Education and Youth, Culture and Arts, Peace and Co-existence, Values, Religion and Spirituality, Cities and Migration, Media.
    b1) The first Anna Lindh Report, "EUROMED INTERCULTURAL TRENDS 2010" is based on the very first public opinion poll on intercultural trends and values, carried out between August and September 2009, with 13,000 people from 13 countries in Europe and the southern and eastern Mediterranean countries (Bosnia and Herzegovina, France, Egypt, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Lebanon, Morocco, Spain, Sweden, Syria, Turkey and the UK.)
    b2) The Anna Lindh Foundation is based in Alexandria, Egypt.