Tag Archives: Identity

Where Do We Belong And Who Decides?

Where do we belong and who decides? ‘Europeanhood’ vs. ‘Regionhood’ – some disconnected thoughts on EU federalism, separatism and the double standards of international law by Dadiana Chiran.

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. 

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…

The PDU Hosts Euroskop in London

The PDU, in cooperation with the UCLU European Society, hosted the Euroskop project in London on the 25th of November 2013, for a discussion under the title “Young People and Europe – A Troubled Relationship”.

Workshop with European Alternatives at the Transeuropa Forum in Berlin

This past weekend Roisin Berghaus represented the PDU while holding a workshop on the EU’s linguistic diversity with participants from across Europe at the Transeuropa Forum in Berlin. During the workshop, we discussed the benefits and drawbacks…

Lost in Translation: An EU with Room for Minority Languages

The PDU discusses whether a federal Europe in which EU affairs are conducted in a single language will encourage or hinder linguistic diversity. By Roisin Berghaus. This past weekend I represented the PDU at the Transeuropa…

The Need for a European Public Sphere

Europeans do not communicate enough for Europe to work. PDU argues that the reasons for creating a European public sphere are manifold and to do so is vital. By Liam Fitzgerald

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Jürgen Habermas wants Germany to wake up

Philosopher Jürgen Habermas criticizes Germany’s short-sightedness in European politics and makes a strong case for a full political union which he regards as “the only constructive solution to the crisis.” By Hugo Kaminski.

The Family is Growing – A look at Croatia, the newest Member of the European Union

Though Croatia’s recent history is one of war and destruction, a decade of reform has brought the country into the European Union providing an example for other war-torn nations of South East Europe. By Milos…