Advanced

Promoting a European Identity - an idea- and argumentation analysis of a European identity construction via the European Education Area

Lloyd, Caroline LU (2020) EUHK30 20201
European Studies
Abstract
The purpose of this thesis is to examine how a transnational European identity is articulated and constructed in the initiatives constituting the “European Education Area” (EEA). Identity is one of the most disputed and dissociated concepts of social sciences and humanities. Despite this, the concept remains pivotal in order to ensure the EU’s legitimacy. Hence, understanding how the EU works in strengthening their identity is vital for understanding Europe in its entireness. Based in the theory of social
constructivism characterized by social interaction, the EEA’s initiatives are strongly related to developing possibilities for European Citizens to transnationally meet and exchange ideas. The methods distinguishing the different ways in... (More)
The purpose of this thesis is to examine how a transnational European identity is articulated and constructed in the initiatives constituting the “European Education Area” (EEA). Identity is one of the most disputed and dissociated concepts of social sciences and humanities. Despite this, the concept remains pivotal in order to ensure the EU’s legitimacy. Hence, understanding how the EU works in strengthening their identity is vital for understanding Europe in its entireness. Based in the theory of social
constructivism characterized by social interaction, the EEA’s initiatives are strongly related to developing possibilities for European Citizens to transnationally meet and exchange ideas. The methods distinguishing the different ways in which the Union promotes a European identity in the EEA are idea- and argumentation analysis. These,together with a social constructivist approach created the framework in which the result of this study was conducted. The results can be categorized into three themes: how the
EU aims to further advance its relation to its member states, strengthen its role internationally and make itself more appealing to its citizens. These themes depict the different target groups in the creation of the EEA, opening up for a deeper understanding in how a common identity is promoted in its entirety. (Less)
Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:
author
Lloyd, Caroline LU
supervisor
organization
course
EUHK30 20201
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
European Union, Identity, European Education Area, Europeanization, Social constructivism, European cultural policy, Nation state, European Studies
language
English
id
9014026
date added to LUP
2020-06-08 11:09:51
date last changed
2020-06-08 11:09:51
@misc{9014026,
  abstract     = {The purpose of this thesis is to examine how a transnational European identity is articulated and constructed in the initiatives constituting the “European Education Area” (EEA). Identity is one of the most disputed and dissociated concepts of social sciences and humanities. Despite this, the concept remains pivotal in order to ensure the EU’s legitimacy. Hence, understanding how the EU works in strengthening their identity is vital for understanding Europe in its entireness. Based in the theory of social
constructivism characterized by social interaction, the EEA’s initiatives are strongly related to developing possibilities for European Citizens to transnationally meet and exchange ideas. The methods distinguishing the different ways in which the Union promotes a European identity in the EEA are idea- and argumentation analysis. These,together with a social constructivist approach created the framework in which the result of this study was conducted. The results can be categorized into three themes: how the
EU aims to further advance its relation to its member states, strengthen its role internationally and make itself more appealing to its citizens. These themes depict the different target groups in the creation of the EEA, opening up for a deeper understanding in how a common identity is promoted in its entirety.},
  author       = {Lloyd, Caroline},
  keyword      = {European Union,Identity,European Education Area,Europeanization,Social constructivism,European cultural policy,Nation state,European Studies},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Promoting a European Identity - an idea- and argumentation analysis of a European identity construction via the European Education Area},
  year         = {2020},
}