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Rights of EU citizens in the EU Member States

Useful information for all the citizens on main issues as health, jobs, travel rights and more.

EU Citizenship Rights

If you hold the nationality of an EU Member State, you are also an EU citizen. EU citizenship does not replace your national citizenship, it adds to it. EU citizenship gives you many freedoms and opportunities, such as the right to travel, live and work throughout the EU, and the right to vote and stand as a candidate in municipal and European Parliament elections wherever you live in the EU.
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Do you know what the EU does in your region? Do you know which European Union policies are important in your daily life? Do you feel that the EU does many things but you can never say any specific action? The European Parliament has launched What Europe does for me, a ground-breaking website demonstrating the EU’s positive impact on individual citizens.



The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) is a free card that gives you access to medically necessary, state-provided healthcare during a temporary stay in any of the 28 EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland, under the same conditions and at the same cost (free in some countries) as people insured in that country.
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European Emergency Number Association
112 is a general emergency number which you can use in ALL EU countries. Anyone in need can call it 24/7 to reach the fire brigade, ambulance, police or coastguard. The number is free and can be reached by landlines, mobiles and payphones. You can even use it here in the UK instead of 999 (though it does not replace it).
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pet passport
As an EU national, you can freely travel with your cat, dog or ferret if it has a European pet passport. This passport is available from any authorised veterinarian and must contain details of a valid anti-rabies vaccination.
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Mobile app
Europe has experienced a boom in mobility over the last thirty years. Community legislation has therefore been introduced for all modes of transport to protect passenger rights and ensure they are not lost in a myriad of national rules.
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goodbye roaming
From 15 June 2017, all citizens can use their phone in any EU country and pay what they would pay at home. All extra roaming charges cease to exist.
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children online protection
Children watch more and more videos on the Internet. That is why MEPs want to strengthen the protection of minors online against harmful content.
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erasmus plus
Set to last until 2020, Erasmus+ doesn't just have opportunities for students. Merging seven prior programmes, it has opportunities for a wide variety of individuals and organisations.
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Parliament offers several options for traineeships within its Secretariat, to provide opportunities for vocational training and for learning more about what the European Parliament is and does.
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