European Limits : Culture, Identity and Society - GovArt2023

SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES - Department of Sociology
10 Jul 2023 to 15 Jul 2023

It is clear that the serious crises that Europe has been experiencing since 2008 have multiple causes, and that the difficulty of overcoming them is largely due to the defects in the exercise of power at the level of the Union, in the dual dimension of its lack of efficiency and its insufficient legitimacy. At the root of this is the knot of sovereignty, a real stumbling block that risks blocking the Union's path towards a desirable future for its citizens.
The purpose of our approach is to point out the obstacles, both political and ideological, that have so far prevented Europe from reacting successfully to the challenges that threaten the very survival of the euro, which in turn is decisive for the survival of the Union. Τhe fundamental questions confronted in the debate on the future of Europe – democratic legitimacy, power relations, and European identity – have not lost their pertinence.
Since the height of the migration crisis in 2015, the EU has implemented measures to improve its control over external borders and migration flows.
The EU and its member states are intensifying efforts to establish an effective, humanitarian and safe European migration policy.

1.The main objective of the Summer School is about the reflection on EU governance and migration, with the democratisation of the decision-making process through the cultivation of an institutional, legal, political and social culture.
The 2022 Summer School programme will seek to link the multi-level governance of the European Union, and in particular the actors involved (institutions, Member States, non-state actors, public authorities, civil society structures) with culture and the through the creation of direct political institutions, which also contribute to its upgrading.
Since its first appearance in the 1950s, the Union has been a major global player on a number of issues of general interest. This position gives the European Union the opportunity to participate in the global dialogue on governance. The Union's participation is interpreted as an important contribution as it supports the creation of governance structures appropriate to the organisation of European society, fully responsive to the challenges of the 21st century.
It is in this context that EU cohesion is pursued, so that it can become a privileged area of common interest for the actions of the Union's partners.
Particular emphasis will be placed on the cultural dimension and on the various EU policies that support the cultural dimension of European integration.
The thematic strands of this year's Summer School will be as follows:
    EU cultural cohesion through common European historical pathways.
    Crises in the Union (economic, migration, health, health, energy) - cultural crisis.
    EU identity and citizenship: cultural dimensions.
    United in diversity : Political Myth or Cultural reorientation for Europe in the 21st century?

In our opinion, the specificity of our summer school is linked to the formation of a close relationship between crises and cultural diversity, all over the place. This orientation of our activity will help the participants to understand cultural diversity in Europe and talk about it using a common set of terms.  It aims to give young researchers the tools to resolve dilemmas that they may face in their everyday lives and in the future.