Activity 2 Topic 5
Promoting & protecting own rights
Expected learning outcomes
By the end of this activity, students will be able to:
Identify EU common values and rights and effective ways to achieve them
Understand what it means to be an EU citizen
Discover different approaches and opportunities for active citizenship
Role play, problem-solving, critical thinking, theatre
A lot of people are ignorant when it comes to their own rights. In this activity, the participants will be exposed to stories about people with migrant background who made some changes in their life.
Step 1. 20 min
Select a story from https://www.iamamigrant.org/ and analyse it with the class. [you may also use other sources]
Step 2. 10 min
Now create smaller groups of 3-4 students. They will analyse a specific EU right related to the story (the main character may strive to attain it or have reached it; students may identify which right is not recognised to that person…).
They will discuss:
How can you help others achieve this right?
What can be done at EU level to promote it?
To help students in this activity, you may use the list of rights and the key-words in
Step 3. 40 min
Each group will prepare a short dialogue and present their scene in front of the class. As in a role-play, groups will be divided in:
A migrant or a person lacking that right
Observers (who will summarise the decisions/actions taken)
Step 4. 15 min
What are our rights and duties as EU citizens?
How can we exercise our rights without harming others?
How can we achieve them?
Can you find any difference in the rights of different countries?
How can we contribute to promoting common values and rights as EU citizens?
How should the EU improve its approach to the promotion of specific rights?