Erasmus Programme And European Identity

1984 WordsMay 4, 20168 Pages
‘The European Identity can be defined as a set of values shared by all the citizens of the European Union. Then European Identity is supported European art, culture, citizenship, common education for all EU members and more.’ ' (Dr Loredana, 2013). In this essay, it will explain the history of European Identity and explore the definition of European Identity in relation to the Erasmus Programme, then I will discuss the contribution of Erasmus Programme in developing the European Identity. Nowadays Erasmus Programme is very popular as many universities provide this programme, therefore, this essay will consider the pros and cons of Erasmus Programme in the development of a European Identity. The argument will be supported by authors such as Papatsiba (2009) and Jacobone and Moro (2014) that agreed that Erasmus Programme indeed does develop European Identity. In contrast, Sigalas (2010) and Wilson (2011) will argue Erasmus Programme does not have a huge impact on European Identity. The declaration of European Identity occurred on 14 December 1973 in Copenhagen, it is published by the Nine Member Countries of the European Communities, which are Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Denmark, Ireland and the United Kingdom. The European Identity was created because everything such as the economy, social and political broke down during the long process of World War I and to the final of World War II. Therefore with European Identity, it was like a
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