The Debates on the topic of the European Identity

Dear students!

International Analytic Center of UNECON

is pleased to invite you to the Debates on the topic of the European Identity!

Date: 25th of April, 2017

Time: 11:00 a.m.

Venue: Griboyedov Canal Embankment, 30-32, room 2127

UNECON is implementing an Erasmus+ Jean Monnet Project “Modern European Identity Formation in the Framework of the EU Integration: Social and Cultural Dimensions”, which is dedicated to a study of transformations of the modern European Identity in the context of integration processes in civic, social and cultural aspects.

(for more information, please visit http://unecon.ru/formirovanie-sovremennoy-evrop-identichnosti )

There will be two rounds of Debates. Each Debate will be carried out by a PRO-team and a CON-team, consisting of four members.

 

  1. European Identity – Myth or Reality?

The goal of the debate is to determine whether there is such a phenomenon as the European Identity. The European Identity is an undeniable reality that has been evolving in the long-term historical process and is revealed in common social, cultural, economic and political values, a characteristic which comes with the territory, ancestry and nationality, or the European Identity is just a political project created in the middle of XX century and being maintained only by politicians’ efforts. The participants will deliver pros and cons on the question: is there such a thing as the European Identity?

 

  1. Is Multiculturalism a Threat for the European Identity?

The goal of the debate is to assess the role of multiculturalism in the European Identity formation. On the one hand, the motto of the EU is “United in Diversity”, which signifies how Europeans have come together to work for peace and prosperity, while at the same time being enriched by the continent's many different cultures, traditions and languages. On the other hand, growing numbers of immigrants to the EU reveal the problems of integration of people of non-European origin, growth of cultural differences, tension and opposition of the hosting nations.

 

To take part in the Debates, please, send to dept.miac@unecon.ru the following registration form:

1.      Full Name

2.      Place of Study (University, course, group)

3.      Debate in preference _________(number)

 

The registration is open till the 21st  of March.

The coordination meeting is on the 24th of March, further consultations will be held on the 4th , 11th  and 18th of April.

 

Contact information

21, Sadovaya street,
191023 St. Petersburg
Russian Federation

Department of International Cooperation
+7 812 7105644

E-mail: interdep@finec.ru