Learners will be able…
… to recall benefits the EU provides.

You need:

  • 25 minutes
  • 2-25 people (no limit)
  • Room for the participants to line up next to each other and take 10 steps forward or backward
  • A starting point (e.g. marked with coloured tape)
  • A reference item that provides a direct comparison of a non-EU situation


Instructions (Step-by-Step)

  • Ask your learners to stand in one line next to each other in the middle of the room.
  • You will read 10 statements out loud and if the statement applied to someone, they have to take a step forward.
  • Statements:
    1. I have a right to vote for my political representatives on local, regional and national level.
    2. I can freely express my opinions without fearing that the government will punish me.
    3. If I need emergency medical treatment, my European Health Insurance Card will assure that I get the treatment I need.
    4. When I buy or consume food in a restaurant, I can rely on EU-wide sanitary and health standards that assure my safety.
    5. I have the opportunity to holiday, work and travel across borders of the EU member states without the need of a visa.
    6. My country and I can rely on the support of other EU states in times of crises.
    7. I can rely on 70 years of lasting peace within the EU.
    8. My currency is accepted in 18 other EU countries beside my own.
    9. I can use my mobile phone and online services with no extra costs in other EU countries.
    10. My rights as an employee are secured – I get at least 4 weeks of paid leave and there is a limit to my weekly working hours.
  • After this activity, ask the learners what they take away from this exercise and if there are any examples that come to their minds.