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Les capitales européennes de la culture : la création de symboles par l'Union européenne

Abstract : Citizens do not feel attach to the European Union, so the international organization could benefit from the creation of symbols promoting a European feeling. The European capitals of culture, one of the most famous initiatives of the organisation, are supposed to promote the diversity of European culture and their common legacy. Thus, the status can be seen as a way for the European institutions to create symbols (a cities’ network) which could lead to a common sense of belonging. This work is an analysis of the European capitals of culture as symbols, based on the concepts of international organisation and cooperation. European capitals of culture depend since their creation on the policy framework of the EU and the cooperation between many stakeholders (European institutions, national governments, municipalities, etc). They are complex and have evolved several times, reflecting the status’ stakes for the stakeholders. Nevertheless, these evolutions might have taken them away from their initial objective.
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Ombeline Pierrard. Les capitales européennes de la culture : la création de symboles par l'Union européenne. Géographie. 2018. ⟨dumas-01930716⟩



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