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The EU: looking for symbols

This synthesis of the seminar “Europe: symbols and memory(ies)” co-organised by Notre Europe – Jacques Delors Institute, EuroCité and Europartenaires summarises the debate of the 3rd event of the cycle about the European elections.

On 20 June 2013, Notre Europe – Jacques Delors Institute organised in Paris and in cooperation with EuroCité and Europartenaires the third seminar of a whole cycle about the European public space “Heading towards the European elections” around the topic “Europe: symbols and memory(ies)”.

The cycle and the session were introduced by Jean-Noël
, President, Europartenaires and moderated by Frédéric MÉNAGER, Secretary General, EuroCité.

debate took place between:

– François FORET, Member of the Political Science department of l’Université Libre de Bruxelles
– Bernard RICHARD, advanced degree in History (agrégé), former attaché culturel at the French Embassies in Chile, Equator and Egypt
– Philippe PERCHOC, Post Doctoral Fellow at CECRI, Université Catholique de Louvain

The seminar was concluded by Yves
Director of Notre Europe – Jacques Delors Institute.

Virginie Timmerman, research assistant at Notre Europe – Jacques Delors Institute, summarise this seminar around three main elements:

1. The EU in search of symbols and a single memory

2. European symbols of today and tomorrow

3. The absence of symbolism in a peaceful and depoliticised Europe

Europe – Jacques Delors Institute, Eurocité
and Europartenaires would like to
thank the Representation of the European Commission in France for hosting this