Topic: Building European Identity Through a Joint Space Program (Baranes, Venet)
Posts: 3315 From: Geneva, Switzerland Registered: May 2006
posted September 09, 2011 03:03 PM
Building European Identity Through a Joint Space Program Edited by Blandina Baranes and Christophe Venet
Space activities are one particularly visible area, where Europe can shape its identity. This publication investigates the effect space activities have already had on building a European “spirit” (e.g. through European missions or European astronauts). It also looks into the effects that activities labelled “national” have on the emergence of a European identity.
Based on this analysis, the book's intention is to identify creative ways and means for how to further use space for shaping the European identity. For this purpose the focus is not only on policy analysis but also on expertise from the fields of cultural science and the arts in order to tap their creative potential and also their theoretical approaches to the topic. Selecting this theme provides ESPI with another opportunity to develop its trans-disciplinary approach.