WHAT DOES IT MEAN BEING AN EU CITIZEN?
Learners will be able…
… to recognise and reflect what it is that shapes EU citizen identity.
… to recognise and reflect the upsides and downsides to EU citizenship.
- 15 minutes
- 2-25 people (no limit)
- Whiteboard/flipchart and markers
- Ask the learners about their thoughts on what being an EU citizen means. Write down their answers on the whiteboard.
- Discuss the answers individually. Do the learners identify as EU citizens? If yes, how important is it to their identity?
- Draw a simple 2x2 table to perform a quick SWOT analysis. Together with the learners try to find (or sort their previous answers into):
- Based on the SWOT analysis, what opportunities are there for EU to improve? What should be done differently or has potential to become a problem in the future? How can we dissolve the threats the EU faces? How can we exploit the strengths we have?
- What are your EU citizen rights? Do you think those are not available to citizens of other countries/unions? How would one country leaving the EU influence its’ people (nationals) as well as the union as a whole?