Analysis of the European Cultural Identity through EU Cultural Policy

Authors: Wang, Hongyu

Affiliation: Renmin University of China, Haidian Beijing, 100089, P. R. China

Abstract: The EU cultural policy created the í«European Cities of Cultureí» (ECC), which is a primary example of EU attempts at awakening European consciousness, while respecting the national cultures. This goes together with the realization of a collective identity that is the key of legitimization of the EU. European cultural identity is shaped by the EU in the process of í«imagined communityí» and EU cultural policy.

Key words:Cultural policy, European Union identity, constructivism

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