Some things in life are overrated. EU citizenship is not one of them. Being a citizen of the European Union opens up more than just borders to its residents. You can build your life in another EU country. You have rights as a student, worker, job seeker and pensioner in any Member State. You even have the opportunity to raise your family in your adopted home too.
As a national of an EU country, you are automatically an EU citizen. EU citizenship comes with lots of benefits, such as: the right to move and reside anywhere in the EU, subject to certain conditions. This means your home can be anywhere in the EU. You can stay in any EU country for up to three months. All you need is a valid ID card or passport. In case you decide to settle down for more than three months, then you simply need to register as a resident. The requirements will differ depending on the country, and on the reason for your stay. As a worker, once you have proof of employment, you're free to stay as long as you want. As a jobseeker, you can move to another EU country for up to six months. As a pensioner, you enjoy the right to live in any EU country. All you need is health insurance, and proof you have the means to support yourself. As a student, the same conditions apply as long as you are enrolled at an approved school or university. Your EU citizenship comes with additional rights. In fact, your family can join you in your new EU country, and you have the right to vote and be a candidate for local and European elections. After five years of legally residing in another EU country, you can apply for permanent residency. You are always at home in the EU.