Being European

A look at the nationalities of Europe and what it means to be European.

As Ireland holds the Presidency of the Council of the European Union for the first half of 2013 RTÉ Archives reflect on the past 40 years of membership and what it means to be European.

This exhibition presents different aspects of what it means to be European with its rich diversity of language, food, culture, politics and history.

The clips presented here provide snapshots of the diversities and similarities of European lives. The individual and collective stories are as varied as the language and culture and include: the Italian mafia; farmers in Denmark; sexual morals in Germany; long distance lorry drivers; an Irish poet in Paris; the first Latvian woman President; attitudes to the introduction to the EURO; and many more.