From National Cultural Paradigms to European/Global Cultural Paradigms: A Copernican Revolution
Keywords:European integration, sovereignty, nation-state, intergovernmentalism, national populism, education for citizenship
- The polycrisis that the European Union is experiencing calls into question the very essence of the EU itself.
- Dissemination of national-populist propaganda that feeds the myth of the restoration of national sovereignty, an illusion which is unable to respond to the current challenges.
- Citizens’ disillusionment with the European Union, which has not met their expectations.
- Unification can no longer be founded on market and economic criteria alone, rather a sense of belonging to Europe needs to be boosted to make it a point of reference for identity.
- Shaping the European citizen, who must undertake a Copernican revolution in the paradigms used to interpret the contemporary world, and rethinking what a nation is.
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