EU PRIVILEGE WALK
Learners will be able…
… to recall benefits the EU provides.
- 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
- 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.
- I have a right to vote for my political representatives on local, regional and national level.
- I can freely express my opinions without fearing that the government will punish me.
- If I need emergency medical treatment, my European Health Insurance Card will assure that I get the treatment I need.
- When I buy or consume food in a restaurant, I can rely on EU-wide sanitary and health standards that assure my safety.
- I have the opportunity to holiday, work and travel across borders of the EU member states without the need of a visa.
- My country and I can rely on the support of other EU states in times of crises.
- I can rely on 70 years of lasting peace within the EU.
- My currency is accepted in 18 other EU countries beside my own.
- I can use my mobile phone and online services with no extra costs in other EU countries.
- 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.