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We liked this article in The Economist on Europe’s shared culture:
“Culture has special relevance at a moment when Europeans are questioning their common identity more intensely than at any time since the second world war.”
It argues for a greater recognition of culture as central to the European project:
“Just as greater European involvement is needed to resolve the migration crisis, so there could be a case for closer European co-operation in cultural matters. The inauguration in June of an excavated site on Crete will make the point well. The EU provided more than 90% of the funds for one of the few on-site museums in Greece… what better way to celebrate shared, but increasingly questioned values than a museum that illuminates the times of [Homer] its first great writer?”
Given the looming Brexit referendum, we were interested in perceptions of this shared culture and whether they are different here in the UK. There is some data via the Eurobarometer series of surveys (albeit from 2007).
Happily, this suggests that the majority of us - even in the UK - share this belief in a common, rich, and diverse European culture. We hope this is remembered when we reach the referendum.
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By BOP Consulting
Callum leads the BOP team, its portfolio and strategic partnerships. His cultural and creative industries expertise is founded on leading analytical research and policy formulation in the UK and internationally.
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