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Foreign Perspectives on European Identity

Event info

  • today from 29/11/2021 to 30/11/2021
  • access_time 13:30 - 18:00
  • place Digital
  • lockBy booking
  • Coordination

    University of Hamburg
    in cooperation with Europa-Kolleg Hamburg, the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at University of Hamburg and Villa Vigoni


Internal disputes over the adherence to common values and global challenges demanding unified EU positions, have re-ignited debates over questions of shared identity and the EU’s evolving capacity to act on the global stage, credibly, and in unison.
Moving beyond the traditional scope of a mostly intra-European discourse, this format seeks to inte-grate foreign perspectives from around the world, to approach answers to the fundamental question of what unites - rather than divides - Europeans, the EU and its member states.
To what extent can the European Union be considered a state-like actor? How do perceptions of the EU’s cultural, political, and legal identity influence its legitimacy and room for maneuver? And has the EU re-cently lost credibility as a global standard-bearer for value-based policy in the world?

Please register via this link. The conference language is English.



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The University of Excellence of Hamburg, the Europa-Kolleg Hamburg, the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy, and the German-Italian Centre for the European Dialogue Villa Vigoni together are promoting a new project: the Hamburg-Vigoni Forum.

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