Influences of Italian Immigrants in the Formation of São Paulo’s Cultural Identity

Article written by Guilherme Ursini, in English and Portuguese. Influences of Italian Immigrants in the Formation of São Paulo’s Cultural Identity I don’t believe in the existence of a common Brazilian identity. Formation of national identities are, per se, already a very complex topic, so I will try to break the Brazilian case down inContinue reading “Influences of Italian Immigrants in the Formation of São Paulo’s Cultural Identity”

In Corsica, Regionalism and the EU: A matter of recognition and redistribution

Written by Hadrien Bazenet, in English. « La situation avantageuse de l’Île de Corse, et l’heureux naturel de ses habitants semblent leur offrir un espoir raisonnable de pouvoir devenir un peuple florissant et figurer un jour dans l’Europe si, dans l’institution qu’ils méditent ils tournent leurs vues de ce côté-là. » Jean Jacques Rousseau, Projet de ConstitutionContinue reading “In Corsica, Regionalism and the EU: A matter of recognition and redistribution”

The Assembly of European Regions: the European voice of the territories

The AER: Story and objectives  The Assembly of European Regions, AER, was formed 35 years ago, in a radically different world indeed. The founding regions met in Louvaine-la-Neuve on 14 – 15 June 1985 and created the AER, which at the beginning was called CRE/CER (Conseil des Régions d’Europe / Council of European Regions). TheContinue reading “The Assembly of European Regions: the European voice of the territories”

Transylvania: a Romanian region different from the others?

Article written by Armand Camboulives, in Romanian and English. Transylvania: a Romanian region different from the others? The second round of the Romanian presidential elections in 2014 has produced very different results among the regions. On the one hand, Transylvania, a north-western region that was part of the Austro- Hungarian Empire before 1918. On the otherContinue reading “Transylvania: a Romanian region different from the others?”

Alsace-Moselle, from rivalry to symbol of openness

Article written by Louis Brendel, in French and English. L’Alsace-Moselle, de la rivalité au symbole d’ouverture Aujourd’hui, il ne fait aucun doute que l’Alsace-Moselle, malgré une histoire partagée entre la France et l’Allemagne, est pleinement intégré dans l’Etat français, ce qui n’empêche pas les trois départements de la Moselle, du Haut-Rhin et du Bas-Rhin deContinue reading “Alsace-Moselle, from rivalry to symbol of openness”

Southeastern Turkey: A glance at the upper Mesopotamia

Article written by Çağlar Ceyran, in Turkish and English. Southeastern Turkey : A glance at the upper Mesopotamia When I visited Göbeklitepe for the first time in 2016, I was completely overwhelmed by what lay before my eyes. To see the oldest known temple in the world is like carrying out a duty of pilgrimage forContinue reading “Southeastern Turkey: A glance at the upper Mesopotamia”

Like freedom itself

Article written by German Carboni, in Sardinian and English. “Sardinia is out of time and history” “This land resembles no other place. Sardinia is something else. Enchanting spaces and distances to travel-nothing finished, nothing definitive. It is like freedom itself” D. H. Lawrence, Sea and Sardinia, 1921  Cumente sa libertade matessi Cussas frases podent essi fatzilmentiContinue reading “Like freedom itself”

Let’s think about the “local” Union!

Article written by Victor Bonnot, in French and English. Pensons à l’Union au local! La question de la proximité entre le citoyen et l’Union européenne est une problématique qui agite le monde européen: comment intéresser nos pairs pour le projet de Monnet, Spinelli et Spaak?  Lors de mes études, j’ai découvert cette Union européenne dont l’histoireContinue reading “Let’s think about the “local” Union!”

Alto Adige/Südtirol – One name, two identities: the power of the past

Article written by Federica Woelk, in German and English. Alto Adige/Südtirol – Ein Name, zwei Identitäten: Die Kraft der Vergangenheit “Woher kommst du? » – « Ich komme aus Trento ». – « Ah, dann sprichst du Deutsch! » Dies höre ich oft, wenn ich mich mit Italienern unterhalte (die meine Region Trentino-Südtirol wenig oder kaum kennen). Zwar gibt es in beidenContinue reading “Alto Adige/Südtirol – One name, two identities: the power of the past”

Balkan, Western Balkans, Balkanisation, South-East Europe: From etymology to history, how to define this challenging region?

Article written by Grégoire Soria, in English. At the beginning of the year, an animated debate occurred among the members of the Friends of the Balkans’ society. Some (including myself) were supporting the idea of renaming the society the “Friends of the “Western” Balkans”. In our opinions, the aim was to highlight the orientation ofContinue reading “Balkan, Western Balkans, Balkanisation, South-East Europe: From etymology to history, how to define this challenging region?”