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Vision Document. The Role of Religion and Secularism in Defining European Identity. Anna Triandafyllidou The European culture has been gradually invested with an activation of the old narrative on tolerance and on religion as a private issue, to the extent that religiosity is thought as against ‘European identity’ or, even, ‘anti- European’. Within this context, […]

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European Identity: What kind of diversity into what form of unity? Anna Triandafyllidou and Ruby Gropas, European University Institute One of the most difficult aspects in understanding Europe in the present but also in the past has had to do with the question of European identity. Does a European identity exist? Do the Europeans feel […]

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Can New Cultural Institutions and Policies Contribute to the Equalization of Conditions in Europe? Cultural legitimacy, heritage and identity politics Jean-Louis Fabiani (Central European University, Budapest) and Nasser Suleiman Gabryel (Cherpa, Institut d’études politiques, Aix-en-Provence In the last fifty years, cultural institutions have been questioned from various points of view, as producing purely nationalist narratives, as […]

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Vision Document. Participation of citizens in debates on European Identity. Jean-Louis Fabiani A contradiction has arisen within cultural public policies between the need to preserve a legitimate culture, totally Eurocentric in character, and the democratization of the criteria recognizing the intrinsic value of a vast array of symbolic products, either “popular” and illegitimate, or of […]

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Vision Document. The European Migration Cultural Heritage Jean-Louis Fabiani In the last sixty years, culture has been to some extent a constitutive element of the welfare state in the West. It has provided a lot of new facilities to the citizens: museums, libraries, theatres and festivals have blossomed. In spite of the strong inequalities of […]

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Vision Document. Instrumentalizing European Cultural Heritage Hara Kouki There cannot be a formal definition of what European culture and European identity are and how these meet so as to generate European heritage, as on the ground there are multiple European cultures, identities and, thus. heritages. European culture reflects the constant negotiation between different local, national […]