Cultures and Citizenship

The resilience, cohesion and innovative potential of European societies are strongly conditioned by beliefs, languages and identities, as well as by collective representations and constructions of past and present realities and expectations about the future.

Research in the humanities and social sciences is well-placed for making important contributions to creating a new, positive narrative for Europe by studying the emergence of a European public sphere, a European citizenship and a European cultural space of exchange and creativity.

Culture, cultural heritage, and the wider creative sector also have a widely recognised potential for further innovation, growth and job creation, and can reinforce the sense of sharing a common past, a common present and a common European future.

Source: European Commission

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