What story should Europe tell in the 21st-century? What do we want the EU to do by 2030? Our team, based in Oxford University, are going out to ask a wide range of Europeans about their formative, best and worst European moments. We are talking in greater depth to a number of Europeans, hearing their reflections on Europe's stories – and their own. We have also analysed a wide range of public opinion survey data, and are doing our own special polling in collaboration with the Eupinions project. The results are shown on the project website, https://europeanmoments.com/. We would also love to have your contribution, which you can share on https://europeanmoments.com/your-story. Contact us about anything else on firstname.lastname@example.org
The project is directed by Professor Timothy Garton Ash and the Research Manager is Selma Kropp. For the project team see here. An advisory committee consists of leading Oxford academics: Professor Paul Betts, Dr Jonathan Bright, Professor Faisal Devji, Professor Carolin Duttlinger, Professor Robert Gildea, Professor Ruth Harris, Dr Sudhir Hazareesingh, Professor Andrew Hurrell, Dr Hartmut Mayer, Professor Kalypso Nicolaidis, Professor Rasmus Nielsen and Professor David Priestland.
2. Freedom of Movement
Ana and Lucas speak today with Luisa Melloh, who manages the project behind this series. Many things flow across borders - capital, goods, ideas - but young Europeans also assume that they themselves can move freely and with ease. One of our polls found that nearly three-quarters of Europeans agree that the EU would not be worth having without freedom of movement. At the same time, Europeans do not all benefit from this freedom in the same way. Why has free movement emerged as such a formative experience? Is its formative impact unique to this generation? This episode was hosted by Ana Martins and Lucas Tse, and edited by Billy Craigan. Huge thanks to the Europe’s Stories team.
Who Are Young Europeans?
Today, Ana and Lucas speak with Dan Snow and Maeve Moynihan about who young Europeans are. This generation is not used to thinking of Europe as divided by war or wall, but it is living through a pandemic, and its shared experiences will determine the future of the European project. What makes them different from other generations? Will they make up a Generation C(ovid)? How much do they trust the EU on what matters most? See show notes and more information at europeanmoments.com/podcast.
10th Anniversary Dahrendorf Lecture and Colloquium 8. Concluding discussion:from cacophony to polyphony?
What Stories Does Europe Tell? Contested Narratives, Complex Histories, Conflicted Union. With Natalie Nougayrede (Guardian), Daniel Judt (Oxford) Chair: Timothy Garton Ash (Oxford).
10th Anniversary Dahrendorf Lecture and Colloquium 7. Europe's stories seen from outside
What Stories Does Europe Tell? Contested Narratives, Complex Histories, Conflicted Union. With Pratap Bhanu Mehta (Ashoka University, Delhi), Sonia Lucarelli (University of Bologna), Khaled Fahmy (Cambridge) Chair: Faisal Devji (Oxford). Held in St Antony's College, Oxford on 2nd and 3rd May 2019.
10th Anniversary Dahrendorf Lecture and Colloquium 6. Europe's insider outsiders
What Stories Does Europe Tell? Contested Narratives, Complex Histories, Conflicted Union. With Ayyam Sureau (Association Pierre Claver, Paris), Katalin Barsony (Romedia, Budapest), Ayse Kadioglu (Sabanci University, Istanbul), Chair: Ruth Harris (Oxford).
10th Anniversary Dahrendorf Lecture and Colloquium 5. Europe's (his)story in schools, museums, theatre and foundations
What Stories Does Europe Tell? Contested Narratives, Complex Histories, Conflicted Union. With Steffen Sammler (Georg Eckert Institute), Constanze Itzel (House of European History, Brussels), Katie Ebner-Landy (Dash Arts), Michael Schwarz (Stiftung Mercator)
Chair: Karl-Heinz Paque (Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung ftir die Freiheit)
Held in St Antony's College, Oxford 2nd and 3rd May 2019