Politique européenne

Que l’Europe soit (supposément) mue par une logique économique ou des valeurs communes intangibles, l’élément culturel qui fait son essence ne doit pas être négligé. Dans la sombre réalité d'aujourd'hui, l’Europe doit changer radicalement de discours et renforcer le sentiment d’appartenance à une culture commune. Les arts sont pour les communautés un moyen de créer un espace et des outils qui leur permettent de prendre part à un dialogue dans lequel chacun partage librement son point de vue, est compris et accepté. En outre, les arts sont les garants des conditions nécessaires au maintien de la démocratie ainsi qu’à l’existence et à la prospérité de l’UE. 

Cette section traite à la fois du rôle des arts et de la culture dans l’avenir de l’UE et des politiques européennes qui concernent notre secteur.

Victor Mayot
The arrival and presence of refugees in Europe remains a critical issue. The policies of national and supranational governmental organizations are by and large ineffective and often hostile. Self-organizing grass-root initiatives of citizens in many different European cities and across countries have endeavoured to compensate for what the political ruling class is failing to do.
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On 8 June, European Commission adopted a joint communication on new strategy to put culture at the heart of EU international relations. This first ever EU international cultural relations strategy is in line with the Commission's priority to make the EU a stronger global actor.
Elenq
"The first fruits of the EU’s new “cultural strategy” for external relations was on show at the Development Days conference in Brussels on Wednesday (15 June), as a theatre troupe from both warring sides in Sri Lanka showed how working together could aid in post-conflict resolution."
Joanna Crowley
In 15 days the UK will take to the polls and vote to remain in or leave the European Union. I for one will be voting to remain in. I will do so on the one hand because of a deep personal belief in the EU, on the rights it offers, the liberties it upholds and because I want to play no part in any attempt to dissolve the largest peace project in history. But importantly I will also be voting to remain in from a professional perspective.
Elenq
"Intercultural communication also matters for international political achievements. Policy makers tend to talk over each other, rather than with each other, in global governance systems due to the lack of intercultural exchange." Helly, D. 2016. Intercultural integration and communication: An agenda for Europe. ECDPM Talking Points blog, 21 April 2016.
Katherine Heid
The decision of UK citizens – to stay or leave the EU – will affect the cultural life of future generations all across the continent. So how do European citizens hope they will vote? Katherine Heid shares her perspective.
Elena DI FEDERICO
Europe has a ‘problem’; it is becoming a ‘less cultural continent’ as fewer Europeans are ‘engaging in cultural activities’. This paper questions the existence of this ‘problem’ and instead suggests that there is a shared problematisation across Europe sustained by common discursive archaeology that employs various discursive strands in relation to a dominant institutional discourse. The argument is that the ‘problem’ of ‘non-participation’ legitimates a ‘solution’ that predates its emergence: the state subsidy of arts organisations.
Pascal GIELEN
The book No Culture, No Europe: On the Foundations of Politics, edited by Pascal Gielen brings together contributions by an interdisciplinary group of theorists and scientists who argue that the European Union’s lack of attention towards culture is the main cause of the today’s political and economic crises.

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