Europe is in transition between independent nation states and a unified Europe. The EU's crises-financial, migrant, Brexit-are threatening the European idea. In addition to the idea of Europe as a peace project, we need more meaningful narratives to create a Europe-wide feeling of togetherness that is emotionally underpinned.
The question is this: how can we create European unity out of national diversity? European unity seems to be more important than ever in tackling today's global challenges. It is time to examine Europe's fundamental values, concepts, and identities and to consider what Europe has to offer the world.