Keywords: theology of culture philosophy cultural participation identity humanism cultural policy culture

KMT 2011 nr 4 Download PDF

Łukasz Kaczmarczyk

The Identity and the Culture in European Union in the Light of the Principle "United in Diversity".

Cite: Łukasz Kaczmarczyk, Tożsamość i kultura w Unii Europejskiej w świetle zasady jedności w różnorodności, "Kultura - Media - Teologia", 2011( 7) nr 4, s. 25-39.

The aim of the article is to analyse the principle of unity in diversity in the context of European identity and cultural diversity. Because of controversy over the axiological roots of European heritage, we can observe from one side the relativization of values regarded as fundamental for the European identity, from the other side – the shift of emphasis in cultural activity of European Union to maintaining EU’s cultural diversity. One of the ways the heterogeneous concept of European identity has been accepted is the inclusion of culture into the meeting the EU’s social-economic goals, which is treated as a platform of intercultural dialogue in EU and a method of supporting the particular identities in Europe. What makes it so interesting is that it enables to avoid taking of possible cultural actions in line with specific axiological concepts.

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