The EU was orginally a small group of European countries that cooperated on the matter of a single European market where goods, people, services and capital could move freely across frontiers. There are now well over 40 member countries, but with so many member countries what has been the impact of the on identity and citizenship? What has been the impact on communities, individual freedoms such as the freedom of movement of people, human rights, culture, law and politics? So what is Europe? When someone from Africa says that they are African, they clearly feel a strong identity. When someone describes themselves as European, there is no clear picture of what the identity of a European citizen is because there are so many layers of the community from which that person might come from - you can be a Londoner, English, British and European. The sections in this part of the site allow students to develop running discussions on identity and citizenship.