Claudia, 38, Germany
What makes you a European?
Living in Europe to me means being used to hearing at least 4 different languages each day, forgetting to get visa for the Russia-trip because I hardly ever need visa and to understand the Brexit as my personal problem.
What would Europe in your imagination be look like?
It would have agreed on basic features of social politics and work together in helping and hosting refugees. It would act as one big, impactful ambassador for peace, human rights and freedom of speech and travel in international negotiations.
Can you describe one day in future europe?
Take one of my typical days (I do like them!): get up listening to a US-radio station, have porridge for breakfast, take my daughter to a Kindergarten paid for by the federal government. Take bycicle to work as we don’t own a car and switch to english as office-language. Sometimes french or italian, too. Have lunch at a vietnamese soup-place sucessfully run by immigrants. Take bike home, go to playground with daughter an battle the turkish-german neighbours in soccer match. Lose. Don’t mind. Get cheap beer and sit outside before going home for pasta. See on news that Turkey, Poland and Hungary elected new, democratic governments (ok, that last one is a dream).