National identity may be a hot political issue, but researchers found apathy among pupils.
PUPILS' REASONS FOR WANTING TO LEARN MORE ABOUT EUROPE (in percentage terms):
Help with travel and holidays (28)
Understand social and economic problems better (28)
Learn more languages (18)
Learn about other people's cultures and way of life (17)
Improve job prospects (15).
Source: Pupils' perceptions of Europe: identity and education 1996.