Studies on European identity can be broadly divided into those dealing with European consciousness and those, in which the identity of Europe is discussed. Both European consciousness and the perception of the identity of Europe (the image of Europe) are characterized by a relatively high degree of spatial variability, especially at the level of individual nation states. However, while international disparities in the degree of European consciousness have been subject of analysis quite frequently, analyzes of international or other spatial differences in the perception of the identity of Europe are very rare. If we want to be able to adequately interpret existing international differences in European consciousness, we must necessarily start paying more attention to international... disparities in the perception of Europe. The paper takes a closer look at disparities in the perception of the identity of Europe across individual European Union countries and their groups. Analysis of disparities is based mainly on data derived from the Eurobarometer 73.3 survey, which took place in 2010. The survey confirms the assumed relationship between the identities of individual nation states and the particular national perceptions of Europe.