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European School Education Platform
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EU citizenship: Rights and Opportunities

This brochure explains everything you need to know about EU citizens’ rights, their benefits and how to use them.
EU citizenship: Rights and Opportunities brochure cover
European Commission

EU citizenship is a unique concept. If you are a national of one of the 27 EU Member States, then you are also automatically an EU citizen. It means, for instance, that you can live and work in another EU Member State without the need for a visa, work or residence permit.

EU citizenship is also about having an active role in the democratic process, shaping the rules that apply throughout the EU.

This brochure provides you with what you need to know about your rights and explains how they can be used best as an EU citizen.



Additional information

  • Education type:
    School Education
    Vocational Education and Training
  • Evidence:
  • Funding source:
    European Commission
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  • Intervention intensity:
  • Published by:
    European Commission
  • Target audience:
    Student Teacher
    Careers Counsellor
    Head Teacher / Principal
    Teacher Educator
    Government staff / policy maker
    Parent / Guardian
  • Target audience ISCED:
    Upper secondary education (ISCED 3)
    Post-secondary non-tertiary education (ISCED 4)
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