What And Where Is Europe?

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What And Where Is Europe?

  1. 1. What and Where is Europe? Jaime Miguel Nieman Gonzàlez
  2. 2. Europe as Myth <ul><li>Greek Mythology-- Homer´s Illiad 8 th century BC </li></ul>
  3. 3. Europe as a Geographical Space
  4. 4. History of EU 1952- 1995
  5. 6. Europe as a Population 2003
  6. 7. Populations: Europe vs World
  7. 9. Europe as an Economic Union <ul><li>Free trade zone—No internal tariffs or borders </li></ul><ul><li>Common tariff policy to imports </li></ul><ul><li>Stability Pact 1997 </li></ul><ul><li>- Annual budget no higher than 3% GDP </li></ul><ul><li>-National debt lower than 60% GDP </li></ul>
  8. 11. Europe as a Political Union <ul><li>European Parliament 2007 </li></ul>
  9. 12. <ul><li>Council of the European Union </li></ul><ul><li>-government ministers from EU countries </li></ul><ul><li>-6 month rotating presidency </li></ul>
  10. 13. European Commission <ul><li>-members are appointed </li></ul><ul><li>-one member from each national government </li></ul><ul><li>- act in the interests of the Union as a whole not national govts. </li></ul><ul><li>-proposes new EU laws to parliament and Council and implements them. </li></ul>
  11. 14. <ul><li>Herman Von Rompoy: </li></ul><ul><li>President of European Council </li></ul><ul><li>Catherine Ashton: EU Rep. Foreign affairs and Security Policy </li></ul>
  12. 15. Europe as a Culture <ul><li>Europeans define culture in different ways </li></ul><ul><li>Spain and Italy associate </li></ul><ul><li>“ Knowledge & Science, </li></ul><ul><li>Education and Upbringing ” </li></ul><ul><li>with culture in higher numbers </li></ul><ul><li>Greeks associate culture with “Civilization” </li></ul>
  13. 16. How is Culture defined? <ul><li>--Structuralists— </li></ul><ul><li>“ a way of life” within society based on norms and values which bind society together. </li></ul><ul><li>--Interpretivist-- </li></ul><ul><li>shared meaning and symbols which people use to convey meaning. </li></ul><ul><li>Zygmunt Bauman: Culture is artificial </li></ul><ul><li>-Garden metaphor- </li></ul>
  14. 17. What Importance is given to Culture?

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