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The EST hosts a Citizens’ Consultation for Europe at the French National Assembly

As part of the IdentifyEUrope campaign, the EST hosted a Youth Debate on the European feeling in France on May 24th 2018 at the French National Assembly. Officially recognised as a Citizens’ Consultation for Europe by the French General Secretariat… Continue Reading →

Did you know that … racism still exists in Europe?

Everyone has seen it: The picture of five-year-old Liam Mango, professionally looking into the camera to advertise for a green hoodie that reads ‘Coolest Monkey in the Jungle’. That H&M would deliberately choose not a white but a black Swedish… Continue Reading →

Did you know that … women can influence politics with fashion?

As we all know, history is written by victors. Accordingly, it is not really surprising that when it comes to the history of Europe, there is also a lot of cherry picking involved regarding which story is told and how… Continue Reading →

EST Ambassadors on European Identity – Part II

How would you capture Europe? Or a European identity? Our Ambassadors of the European Student Think Tank have made up their minds about what European identity means to them. Not surprisingly, their views differs from country to country and from… Continue Reading →

EST Ambassadors on European Identity – Part I

How would you capture Europe? Or a European identity? Our Ambassadors of the European Student Think Tank have made up their minds about what European identity means to them. Not surprisingly, their views differs from country to country and from… Continue Reading →

Introductory Piece #6 – The European Identity: Reality or Aspiration?

After having written a master thesis on the issue of European identity this summer, what conclusions could I draw on the topic?  Three main points stand out. Firstly, such a thing as the European identity doesn’t really exist – at… Continue Reading →

Did you know that … Europe’s cultural encounter with ‘the Muslim world’ is not a recent phenomenon?

If I got one euro for every time someone made a blanket statement about ‘those Muslim refugees’ coming to Europe and how they cannot be integrated because ‘they’ are so different from ‘us’, I would have enough money to bail… Continue Reading →

Introductory Piece #5 – Leaving the Past to Shape the Future

Brexit. Islamophobia. Nationalism. The rise of the far-right. In light of these divisive current trends we often forget that the European Union is more than just the sum of its parts, more than a mere borderless trade area of convent… Continue Reading →

Introductory Piece #4 – Part of you

To understand the concept of a European identity, we need to understand what Europe is. Europe is first and foremost a continent that does not only have a shared geographical space but also encompasses many states which decided that cooperate… Continue Reading →

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