REFLECTION GROUP: THE SPIRITUAL AND CULTURAL DIMENSION OF EUROPE


Chairman: Krzysztof Michalski

The project on the spiritual and cultural dimension of Europe was initiated by the President of the European Commission, Romano Prodi. It was centered around a Reflection Group chaired by Krzysztof Michalski and discussed the values of Europe and the ways in which these might be considered important building blocks for the future unity of Europe.

The project aimed at highlighting the most significant developments of today’s Europe – the enlargement process, political reform and the setting up of a common European constitutional order – in respect of their cultural preconditions, as well as their predictable impact on future European identity patterns. As a result of these developments Europe is to become a coherent whole, based on shared values, ambitions, projects, rules and institutions. It has therefore become a matter of great concern to reconsider the intellectual foundations of Europe, the common set of ideas and beliefs that constitute its identity, and the ways in which European values could be reflected in the social, economic, legal and institutional frameworks of the enlarged Union. With the European Commission’s support, the Group repeatedly met with experts to discuss a wide range of issues.

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http://www.iwm.at/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=79&Itemid=286

TEXTS


HUMAN RIGHTS CONVENTIONS


LINKS

Buracec, E.: Mobility Partnership Moldova, 2012

EU Immigration Portal: The European Commission Web Portal on Immigration,since 2011

McCormick, A.: Migration Myths: Migration & Unemployment, 2012

Weinar, A.: Mobility Partnerships in the EU, 2012

Banulescu-Bogdan, N.: Role of Civil Society in EU Migration Policy, 2011

UNECE: Migratory. Online inventory of sources on migration, 2011

Collett, E.: Explaining Europe´s Schengen Struggle, 2011

Düvell, F.:
Transit, migration and politics: Trends and constructions on the fringes of Europe, 2008

Cangiano, A.: Population Change and the Latent Demand for Migration in the 21th Century Europe, 2010

Penninx, R./Scholten, P.:
Research-Policy Dialogues on Migration and Integration in Europe, 2009

Kraler, A./Kofman, E.: Family migration in Euope: policies vs. reality, 2009

Angenendt, St./Parkes, R.: The Blue Card Impasse, 2010

Angenendt, St./Parkes, R.: Asylum and Immigration Cooperation after Lisbon, 2009

Cassarino, J.-P.: EU-Mobility Partnerships, 2009

Collett, E.: The European Union´s Stockholm Programm, 2010

Country Profile: European Union, 2009

European Web Site on Integration

EU-MIDIS: European Union Minorities and Discrimination Survey, 2009

IOM Thematic Study: Migration and the Economic Crisis in the European Union, 2010

Jesuit Refugee Service: Detention Centers in Europe

Migrant Integration Policy Index (MIPEX), 2010

European Pact on Immigration and Asylum, 2008

Grant, S.: Migrant´s Human Rights, 2005

MacDonald E./Choleswinki R.: Migrant Workers Convention in Europe, 2007

Vogel, D./Cyrus, N.: Irregular Migration in Europe – Doubts about the Effectiveness of Control Strategies, 2008

Westin, C.:
European Integration: A matter of acknowledging identities, 2008

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