On Monday the 2nd July 2018, the CCCB and the British Academy organised a day of seminars to analyse the growing disaffection with Europe, focusing on the situation in the countries of Southern Europe and the Mediterranean.
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There has been growing disaffection with the European Union in recent years. From having been a project associated with ideas of unity, progress and democracy, Europe is increasingly becoming identified with technocratic governments, the supremacy of markets and a lack of solidarity.
In the difficult post-crisis period, many people blame the European Union for the present situation of uncertainty and this has led to the expression of frustrations of a variety of origins. If the European Union still constitutes a point of reference, an ideal and even, for some, the only place of refuge and salvation, many others feel more and more estranged and wonder whether they are really represented by its institutions. How have feelings of belonging to Europe evolved in recent years? What does Europe represent for its citizens today?
This day of seminars, jointly organised by the CCCB and the British Academy, brought together intellectuals and academics from several countries to consider the present state of the European project, giving priority to countries in the south of Europe and the Mediterranean area.
The European project and the challenge of disaffection
Ash Amin, Vice-President of the British Academy
Nick Malkoutzis, Editor, MacroPolis
Nadia Urbinati, Professor of Political Theory and Hellenic Studies, Columbia University
Jordi Vaquer Fanés, Regional Director for Europe at the Open Society Foundations
Governance and the rise of populism in Southern Europe
Nathalie Karagiannis, Researcher, Institute for Social Research, Frankfurt
Rosemary Bechler, Editor, Open Democracy
Eric Fassin, Professor of Sociology, Paris-8 University
Peter Wagner, Research Professor of Sociology, University of Barcelona
Imaginaries of Europe. Rethinking identity, belonging and sovereignty
Camil Ungureanu, Associate Professor of Political Philosophy, Pompeu Fabra University
Ali Benmakhlouf, Professor of Philosophy, University Paris-Est Créteil
Iain Chambers, Professor of Cultural and Postcolonial Studies, University of Naples
Carme Colomina, Associate Researcher, Barcelona Centre for International Affairs
Europe and its borders. The crisis of hospitality
Moussa Bourekba, Researcher, Barcelona Centre for International Affairs
Emanuela Fornari, Professor of Theoretical and Social Philosophy, Roma Tre University
Driss Ksikes, Writer and Journalist, Lecturer in Media and Culture, HEM Business School, Rabat
Tatiana Thieme, Lecturer in Human Geography, University College London
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