Course “European Identities”

Europe is unique. The history of the continent is made of numerous conflicts, shifting borders, and longstanding hostilities. Regional differences, different languages, economic systems, religions, as well as climate zones shaped a heterogeneous family of nations. Nevertheless, the European Union offers the idea and vision of a territory, which on the one hand becomes more and more unified (socially, politically) and on the other hand keeps its regional individualities. Looking at political developments of the past five to ten years we see a growing nationalism (BREXIT, Hungary and Italy are two examples) and the increasing popularity of right wing politicians in various member states.

Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences is member of the European University of Technology [EUt] ( This European University aims to build bridges in education and research between institutions of higher education in Europe. The basic idea of European Universities was promoted by Emmanuel Macron. In case of the EUt+ we bring together partners from Bulgaria, Cyprus, France, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Rumania, Spain, and Germany. The nine countries cover all areas of the EU. To discuss European identities we want to talk about the role of these countries in the EU and the role of the EU for these countries.

Format :

Wöchentliche Lehrveranstaltung in seminaristischer Form

Datum und Ort :

Montags 10:15 bis 11:45 Uhr im Sommersemester 2024 (15.4.2024 bis 15.7.2024) an der Hochschule Darmstadt / Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences

Sprache :


Referenten :

  • Beinarovica, Anete (Riga Technical University)
  • Bolger, Mary Ann (Technological University Dublin)
  • Steffensen, Bernd (Hochschule Darmstadt)
  • Vigier, Thibault (Université de Technologie de Troyes)

Moderation : Prof. Dr. Bernd Steffensen

Organisation :

Es ist eine Veranstaltung des Interdisziplinären Studienbereichs Sozial- und Kulturwissenschaften der Hochschule Darmstadt. Die Veranstaltung findet in diesem Sommersemester bereits zum vierten Mal statt.