DEN EUROPEISKA IDENTITETEN - EU:s argument och implementering av den Europeiska identiteten
It is becoming increasingly difficult to ignore how culture affects the collective identity and what kind of identity the EU wants to achieve. The purpose of the thesis is to see how EU's agreements between the member states are used as guidelines for the cooperation and what goals should be achieved, in order to then analyze how these are implemented and accomplished. The aim is to examine how EU combines national cultures with the common identity and what kind of identity (civil or cultural) the EU aims to achieve in its arguments that appear in treaties but also in the Creative Europe program. The essay analyzes the Creative Europe project as well as the Treaty of Rome, the Treaty of Maastricht and the Treaty of Lisbon based on an argumentation analysis. This study contributes to understanding what EU wants to achieve with the Creative Europe program and the Treaties, which is the civil identity. The awards and remarks from Creative Europe encourage and contribute to the common EU identity.