What part does Europe play in our daily life?
The restrictions necessitated by the coronavirus mean that Europe has suddenly and emphatically manifested itself in our daily life. But at the same time, Europe feels further away than ever as a result of the closed borders and the tensions between the Member States.
You’ll certainly have seen footage of border blockades or read articles comparing the corona restrictions in the various Member States: all things that make the European Union seem further away. Or perhaps we’ve only just realised that the EU had always been much closer than we’d always thought.
It’s precisely the role of the European Union at local level that we’ll be examining in the ‘Here in Europe’ project in the coming period.