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.


You need:

  • 15 minutes
  • 2-25 people (no limit)
  • Whiteboard/flipchart and markers


Instructions (Step-by-Step)

  • 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):
    • Strengths
    • Weaknesses
    • Opportunities
    • Threats
  • 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?