L’Eurovision : derrière les paillettes, des rivalités régionales bien visibles

Article written by Pierre Rondeau in French and English Eurovision: behind the fireworks, latent regional rivalries After a long year of forced break due to the pandemic, artists and fans from all over Europe and beyond can once more enjoy their favorite competition. This 66th edition takes place in Rotterdam with 39 participating countries fightingContinue reading “L’Eurovision : derrière les paillettes, des rivalités régionales bien visibles”

French centralism in the Covid-19 era: The awakening of the Regional Force

Article written by Vincent Mendes Dos Reis, in French and English. Le centralisme français à l’ère de la Covid-19 :  Le réveil de la Force régionale  Le centralisme à la française semble inscrit dans notre ADN culturel et historique. Tout enfant Français apprend à l’école que Louis XIV a uni le territoire, que la RévolutionContinue reading “French centralism in the Covid-19 era: The awakening of the Regional Force”

Belgian, Dutch or Flemish? Searching for a Lingua Franca in Multilingual Flanders

Article written by Stef Borgers, in French and English. Belge, néerlandais ou flamand ? À la recherche d’une lingua franca dans la Flandre multilingue Essayer de comprendre la Belgique est un exercice complexe. Le pays est spécial à bien des égards, par exemple pour avoir choisi un petit bonhomme qui fait pipi comme l’un deContinue reading “Belgian, Dutch or Flemish? Searching for a Lingua Franca in Multilingual Flanders”

German Federalism during Corona: successes and failures

Article written by Federica Woelk, in German and English. German Federalism during Corona: successes and failures Federalism plays a central role in Germany, also during the Corona crisis: a public debate on disadvantages and advantages of federalism is again under way. The question is whether the federal system copes well and efficiently with the crisis.Continue reading “German Federalism during Corona: successes and failures”

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?”

But where is the Andalusian regionalism? In the memes!

Article written by Celia Zayas Espinosa, in Spanish and French. Mais où est le régionalisme andalou ? Dans les memes ! Le nouvel activisme pour une identité andalouse n’est ni dans les cours d’université, ni dans les bureaux des politiques culturelles et éducatives, ni dans les salons de discussion, s’ils existent encore. Maintenant, la « communautéContinue reading “But where is the Andalusian regionalism? In the memes!”

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”

Reactivate the Space – Stoplight on the European Regions

Article written by Gabrielle Bernoville, in English. “Europe cannot be satisfied only with the circle of large prosperous cities, which exchange goods and wealth, there are abandoned areas, held away from every advance” Laurent Gaudé We, Europe, Banquet of the People, Editions Actes Sud, 1 May 2019 Is culture a sustainable driver of development? CanContinue reading “Reactivate the Space – Stoplight on the European Regions”

Europe’s forgotten words. The case of the European Regional and minority languages

Article written by Gabrielle Bernoville, in English. Kaixo Dear friends of the European-Natolin Bubble! History and a centralized schooling system are two forces to reinforce out the supremacy of the declared- national languages over the so-called regional dialects. At least, this is the often-reaffirmed wish of the French Republic since the third Republic and theContinue reading “Europe’s forgotten words. The case of the European Regional and minority languages”