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Une politique culturelle pour l’Union Européenne – La culture peut transformer l’Europe – par Philippe Kern

Le mouvement initié par Kaaczyński, Orban et Salvini fonde la vision d’une Europe « forteresse », close et isolationniste. Dans leur perspective, la célébration des mythes nationaux s’allie avec une vision nationaliste qui touche également les formes d’expressions culturelles. Ils accusent ainsi l’Union Européenne de menacer les identités nationales[1]. Si la politique culturelle a historiquement … Continued

A Cultural Policy for the European Union – Culture to transform Europe – by Philippe Kern

  Italian German French Messrs. Kaaczyński, Orban and Salvini are teaming up. They call for a fortress Europe, building walls. They celebrate national myths and champion nationalistic visions as well as cultural expression. They accuse the EU of threatening national identities[1] .  Historically cultural policy contributed to building the nation state.   It is now used … Continued

Culture in EU external relations – for a Creative Diplomacy

The European Union is facing many challenges.  One such challenge, overshadowed by economic and financial problems, relates to the EU’s external actions and diplomacy.  The revision of the EU Treaty and the acknowledgment that international problems would be more efficiently tackled by pooling diplomatic resources led to the EU being given more power in the … Continued