Wed 20th September 2017 - 10:29



#TellUsYourEUstory is an open educational resource designed to discuss the benefits of the EU and the EU Single Market to EU citizens. It is a resource to reflect on still existing barriers to free movement of persons, capital, services and goods and to sensitise about what it would be like not to be able to enjoy the benefits to which we are used to. This is shown in an interactive map in which EU citizens have shared their personal experiences.


#TellUsYourEUstory consists of an interactive map of real life stories and additional information that allow to discuss the benefits and still existing barriers that EU citizens have personally experienced in relation to the four freedoms of the EU Single Market.

The resource is combined with additional information on the rights and services offered to EU citizens and is accompanied by a catalogue of proposed activities for formal, non-formal and informal education.

The resource can be used in formal, non-formal and informal education for different age groups. 

The interactive map shows personal experiences of free movements related to the "four freedoms" of the EU Single market, namely: 

  • free movement of persons;
  • free movement of services;
  • free movement of goods;
  • free movement of capital.

The interactive map shows the different movements through intuitive icons and learners can peruse the different real-life stories and experiences. It is important to mention that experiences from different generations have been shared: ranging from EU citizens reflecting on their experience of how their home country became an EU Member State to the younger generation discussing their Erasmus+ learning experience.

The resource is complemented by information and interesting facts on EU citizen rights and services the EU offers.

The resource is accompanied by a guide on “Ideas on how to use #TellUsYourEUstory in education”. It provides concrete ideas for activities on how this resource can be used for different age groups in

  • formal education;
  • non-formal education;
  • informal education.

This guide is not exhaustive – on the contrary, users are kindly invited to contribute their ideas to this document to keep on building and enriching it. Users are also kindly invited to comment on Social Media the use of this resource and impacts or ideas for further uses, by using #TellUsYourEUstory and by contacting Katharina Kühnelt (OpenEducationEuropa user name: KatharinaSophie).

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