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Olga Tokarczuk, J. M. Coetzee, Enzo Traverso, Olivette Otele, Lea Ypi, Srećko Horvat, Edurne Portela, Blanca Garcés, Mathias Énard and Valerie Miles reflect on the meaning of Europe today.

Today, more than 60 years after its creation, the European Union is facing major challenges that threaten some of its founding values. For the younger generations, the impulse that gave birth to the project, deeply marked by the specter of World War II and the demand to build peace on the continent, is still far away. This series sets out to imagine a new meaning for Europe, recovering and expanding the confidence in the future of its beginnings. Accompanied by leading voices of philosophy and thought, we will delve into the lessons we can learn from common history, from war and fascism, and we will explore the meanings of the words «border» and «freedom». Through literature, we will imagine new narratives that will explore the diversity and complexity of our times and open up new horizons for the future of the continent.

With the participation of Nobel Prize winners Olga Tokarczuk and J. M. Coetzee, historians Enzo Traverso and Olivette Otele, philosophers Lea Ypi and Srećko Horvat, writers Edurne Portela and Mathias Énard, political scientist Blanca Garcés and editor Valerie Miles.

This series is organized in the framework of the Spanish Presidency of the Council of the EU and is supported by the Office for the Spanish Presidency of the EU.


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