Soft Power could be the key in creating a shared sense of European identity. Popular culture, common European values, politics and, more than anything, effective communication could solve more problems on the continent than any meeting in Brussels. The EU should learn from its opponents and start by telling stories.
We know that the European Union is a supranational organization consisting (at the moment) of 28 member states. We know that there are seven institutions responsible for principal decision-making. We know that these decisions made in Brussels and Strasbourg influence our daily lives. But what does it mean to be European?