IX SIETAR ITALIA Annual Conference
Milano 6 May 2017
Upheavals in Europe: European Identity and Crisis Solution Europe of the Three Regions
Christian Ghymers & Mirta Acero
Professor at ICHEC – Brussels Management School
European Doctorate degree on European identity and the EU crisis
The institutional forms adopted by the EU are based upon the implicit assumption that a common European identity would substitute for national forms of identity as a natural evolution. Although the European identity does exist, it does not allow for the kind of “one-fits-for-all” of the present EU system. The European identity – contrary to national identities – is a common set of democratic values shaped for respecting the very existence of heterogeneous national components. This paper illustrates how the EU institutional structure and governance should reflect such a plural identity by an alternative approach for maintaining social, cultural and economic differences (sub-identities) to legitimize the necessary acceleration of integration.
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