Tag Archives: culture

A New Citizenship? National and European Legal Identities from a Historical Perspective

This study explores the historical perspective of legal identities at the European and national levels, giving an overview of how ideas of European citizenship can be compared with multilayered identities of the past. 

Change We Can’t Believe In?

Sweden’s Social Democrats return to power – but the political issues the country faces are hardly solved by this election. By Daniel Nord

100 Years since 1914

An article for our Portuguese readers in Diário de Notícias on the origins of the First World War. Read here. (pdf)

A Swedish Culture War?

The rise of the Swedish Democrats has rightly prompted concern – but does the hard-left reaction also threaten to destabilise Swedish politics? By Daniel Nord

Great European of the Week: Voltaire

Voltaire (b. Francois Marie Arouet, November 21, 1694 in Paris, d.May 30, 1778 in Paris) is often cited as the “embodiment of the French enlightenment.”

United Kingdom

One of Europe’s strongest nations and yet the continent’s historic outlier, the UK’s relations with the Union have distinctly cooled in the last decade. With the possibility of ‘Brexit’ looming in 2017, what will happen…


Spain’s accession to the EU has spurred the country to economic growth, yet the financial crisis has hit the country hard in recent years. While high unemployment rates have not led to a rise in…


One of the most successful Eastern member-states of the Union, Lithuania still exhibits an increasingly rare enthusiasm for the European project. By Matthias Gerl.

Reclaiming Europe – an Attempt to Rebrand the Old

On 19th December 2013, the PDU held its first Munich panel discussion. Michael Thoss, Managing Director of Allianz Kulturstiftung, Brendan Simms, PDU’s President and co-founder, and Felix Montag, board member of Germany’s EFP chapter, discussed how…

Citizenship and (inter)national Community Service

Young Europeans value the ability to travel within their continent – can we turn this towards cultivating continental citizenship? By James Bartholomeusz Last Monday, the PDU London and UCL European Society hosted two-thirds of Euroskop, the…