Is being European a white identity? Brussels needs deep reflection in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement

Neema Begum, Research Associate, Centre on the Dynamics of Ethnicity, University of Manchester and writer at UK in a Changing Europe, assesses whether the European identity is an inclusive one, in which she critically analyses the EU institutions in light of the Black Lives Matter movement. This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. Like so many … Continue reading Is being European a white identity? Brussels needs deep reflection in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement

Empathy, belonging and the UK-EU question

Laura Cram, Professor of European Politics at the University of Edinburgh and Senior Fellow on UK in a Changing Europe, finds that cognitive neuroscience research on belonging has a lot to teach us on the fundamental processes that will make or break not only UK-EU relations but the entire European project. This piece is part of the UCL European Institute’s first guest editor week on openDemocracy. Lessons from social … Continue reading Empathy, belonging and the UK-EU question

Politics, nation and identity in the midst of Hungary’s refugee crisis

Erin Marie Saltman, senior researcher at the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, discusses the current refugee crisis, and explores the politics of Hungary’s response to it.   Hungarian political discourse has taken a dark turn as the refugee crisis has been enveloped with fear of a nation losing its identity. The current crisis that now dominates headlines has shown images of Syrian refugees quarantined within Hungarian train … Continue reading Politics, nation and identity in the midst of Hungary’s refugee crisis