Cours “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 :

Cours hebdomadaire sous forme de séminaire

Date et lieu :

Lundi de 10:15 à 11:45 heures au semestre d’été 2024 (15.4.2024 au 15.7.2024) à la Hochschule Darmstadt / Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences

Langue :


Intervenants :

  • 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 :

Il s’agit d’une manifestation du domaine d’études interdisciplinaire des sciences sociales et culturelles de la Hochschule de Darmstadt. C’est la quatrième fois que cet événement a lieu au cours du semestre d’été.