This lecture will be given by Prof Ettore Recchi (UNICH).
Is EU identity affected by the Euro-crisis? To answer this question on the basis of available evidence, Prof Recchi will draw on a conceptual distinction between the ‘identity of the EU’, understood as its public image formed by many images of many different social groups, and ‘identification with the EU’ or the sense of attachment perceived by individuals who formally (via citizenship) belong to the EU. These two concepts tap different dimensions of identity that he expects to be more and less volatile, reflecting their differing ‘identity salience’. To test this hypothesis he uses Eurobarometer data from the last decade. Data analysis reveals a deterioration of the EU image and a relative stability of identification with the EU in the context of the Euro-crisis.
The Euro-Visions Public Lecture Series on Europe has been jointly organized by the Institute for International Integration Studies (IIIS) and the Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute (TLRH) at Trinity College Dublin. The series is an associated event of the Irish Presidency of the Council of the EU.
Lectures will take place on a weekly basis from Jan-June 2013, and will feature expert guest speakers addressing a range of topics associated with the Irish Presidency.