Year of publication: 2015
Author: Seyla Benhabib, Umberto Eco, Martin Eichtinger, Francis Fukuyama, Phoebe Griffith, Kai Hafez, Jochen Hippler, Mely Kiyak, Alban Lefranc, Heribert Prantl, Isabel Schäfer, Bassam Tibi, ...

Europe: Closed Doors or Open Arms?

Culture and Migration

Europe is aging. Experts tell us that Europe needs a million young migrants every year to compensate for its increasing numbers of pensioners. While the continent is struggling to find a joint solution to the problem of refugees on its southern coastline, migrants have now been living in EU countries – sometimes for several generations – without adequate levels of integration into society as a whole. Be it religion, language, education, or media – culture is clearly the key to successful integration. While there is evidence of the harmonisation of civic and socioeconomic integration policies in Europe, the cultural dimension is still shaped by national concepts and perceptions of integration. This means that integration strategies within Europe vary widely. Which strategies have been successful? How can we make best use of the potentials of culture, and which concepts are needed to improve the cultural integration of migrants? How can Europe cope with the contradiction between repressive refugee policies and rational approaches towards migration? And finally, how can EUNIC, the European network of national institutes for culture, promote the cultural integration of migrants? A string of renowned scholars, authors and writers, including Umberto Eco, Francis Fukuyama, Bassam Tibi, Zygmunt Bauman, Richard Sennett, Slavenka Drakulić, Claus Leggewie and Mely Kiyak, look for answers in the Culture Report EUNIC Yearbook 2014/2015.

FOREWORD
Overcoming Barriers. By Sebastian Körber

CHAPTER 1: INCLUSION OR EXCLUSION? EUROPE IN AN AGE OF REFUGEES, TERROR AND GLOBALISATION
Jihadism, integration and culture. By Jochen Hippler
Who are we? By Francis Fukuyama
Liberty, equality and intolerance. By Kai Hafez
Europe’s sense of humanity. By Kenan Malik
Do we need a new Enlightenment? By Bassam Tibi
The indigenization of Islam. By Bassam Tibi
A pact with democratic society. By Bernd Reiter
A culture of exclusion. By Zygmunt Bauman
Critique of humanitarian reason. By Seyla Benhabib

CHAPTER 2: CULTURE AND MIGRATION IN EUROPE – WHERE ARE WE AND WHERE ARE WE GOING?
The end of multiculturalism in Europe? By Christian Joppke
A game of musicial chairs. By Heribert Prantl
Here’s to cocktail identities. By Aurelie Brökerhoff, Phoebe Griffith and Mike Hardy
More participation, more interaction. By Ricard Zapata-Barrero
The need for a just mobility regime. By Ricard Zapata-Barrero
A delicate balancing act. By Hela Khamarou
Europe, a continent of immigration. By Isabel Schäfer
The need for holistic policies. By Bernd Hemingway, Lisa Wortmeier and Florian Forster
The power of the media. By Anne Grüne
Are social media strengthening or loosening bonds? By Louis Reynolds
Stimulating dissonances. By Richard Sennett
A resource of hope. By Grant Jarvie and Hector Mackie
The return of the compatriots. By Christin Hess
Multiculturalism, Canadian-style. By Stéfanie Lévesque
Between controls and taboos. By Claus Leggewie

CHAPTER 3: EUROPE, A CONTINENT OF IMMIGRATION – MORE INCLUSION, LESS HYSTERIA
An uncontrollable natural phenomenon. By Umberto Eco
Inclusion or hysteria? By Tanja Dückers
Across the Mare Nostrum to the promised land. By Slavenka Drakulić
What we talk about when we talk about us. By Beqë Cufaj
A Europe with two faces. By Rindert de Groot and Farid Tabarki
No new world without a new language. By Alban Lefranc
Made in Europe. By Jia
The long road from I to We. By Michael Gleich
Angela, have mercy, and other essays. By Mely Kiyak

CHAPTER 4: EUNIC AND THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES FOR CULTURE – THEIR CONTRIBUTION TO SUCCESSFUL IMMIGRATION
The potential of migration. By Martin Eichtinger
Language and integration. By Constanza Menzinger
EUNIC. Annual Report with introduction by Annika Rembe

Type of publication: Anthologies
Topic: Culture and Foreign Policy, Civil Society, Conflict Resolution, Europe
Edition: 1
Pages: 300
Series: EUNIC Jahrbuch, Kulturreport Fortschritt Europa
Art. No.: 5007
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