European. What about union? : Culture in the Europen Project / Philippe Kern

By: Kern, Philippe.
ISBN: 9782960199208.Publisher: Brussels : KÉA, 2017Description: 125 p.Summary: The book marks the 60th anniversary of the European Union and the 25th anniversary of the Treaty of Maastricht, which granted the EU competences in the field of culture. It addresses the impact of EU policies on art, culture and creative industries. The critical assessment is made from the perspective of a practitioner, founder and managing director of KEA, one of the most influential research centres on cultural policy in the European Union since 1999. The document advocates the importance of mainstreaming culture in policy making to give the European Project meaning. It calls on the European elites to review methods and discourses with a view to build on Europe’s DNA as a space of extraordinary quality of life, full of memories and heritage, cultural and spiritual exchanges, source of fantastic creativity. The publication suggests ways for the European Union, across policy fields, to remain a modern, altruist and attractive idea and true to its essence: the capacity to embrace and nurture cultural differences to build peace and prosperity, empowering its citizens. (Font: Editor)
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The book marks the 60th anniversary of the European Union and the 25th anniversary of the Treaty of Maastricht, which granted the EU competences in the field of culture. It addresses the impact of EU policies on art, culture and creative industries. The critical assessment is made from the perspective of a practitioner, founder and managing director of KEA, one of the most influential research centres on cultural policy in the European Union since 1999.
The document advocates the importance of mainstreaming culture in policy making to give the European Project meaning. It calls on the European elites to review methods and discourses with a view to build on Europe’s DNA as a space of extraordinary quality of life, full of memories and heritage, cultural and spiritual exchanges, source of fantastic creativity.
The publication suggests ways for the European Union, across policy fields, to remain a modern, altruist and attractive idea and true to its essence: the capacity to embrace and nurture cultural differences to build peace and prosperity, empowering its citizens. (Font: Editor)

Foreword / Luc Tuymans -- Preface -- Cultural diversity and Europe 2020 -- The meaning of Europe? The meaning of a European Culture Forum -- In the mood for love? -- The proposed Universal/EMI merger: Why should we care? -- European? What about Union? -- Reactionaries? -- Culture in EU external relations: for a creative diplomacy -- Make Europe empathic and altruist! -- European policies to generate culture and creative spill-overs -- Open letter to the President of the European Commission -- Reflections on Europe and nationalism: the Balkans between Serbia, Kosovo, Bosnia and Macedonia -- Art and foreign affairs, a necessary collaboration -- 10 ways culture is changing us -- Proposal for copyright reform: The European Commission stands with creators and the cultural industries -- The European project and the post-truth world -- Notes

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