“I am European because I was born in Europe, […] I learned history through a European lens. But I am also European because I choose to see myself in this manner”

André, 23, Portugal

What makes you a European? And how does that show?:

I am European because I was born in Europe, I’ve lived in a European country my whole life, I learned history through a European lens. But I am also European because I choose to see myself in this manner, I could choose to reject my European identity and see myself as something else. I do not flaunt my identity, so I don’t know how it shows, perhaps in my choice of media and literature and music, I suppose I have a bias towards cultural productions and style from Europe and western culture in general.

What would Europe in your imagination be / look like?:

A multinational union that strives towards economic stability, security, and prosperity of all the nations it encompasses, with free movement of people, goods, and information. Free of war.