The ICCS 2009 international research project is focused on how young people in various countries prepare to fulfil their civil roles in the 21st Century. This study consists of research on the knowledge and attitudes of 14-year-old Slovak pupils (a sample of 2970 respondents) towards Europe and the European Union. The goal was to find answers to the following two questions: “What do Slovak pupils know about Europe and the European Union?“ and “What is the attitude of Slovak pupils toward Europe and the European Union?“ Slovak pupils’ knowledge highly surpasses the international average. The attitude of Slovak pupils to Europe and the European Union is very open. They are interested in EU affairs and appreciate the EU's contribution to the development of Slovak society in all of the areas measured. Slovak youth is optimistic about the challenges of European integration related to the debt crisis in some EU member states and about the united currency stability after 2010, mainly thanks to the outcomes achieved in 2009 resulting from Slovakia's membership in the EU.