Culture is a symbolic communication that constitutes a group’s skills, knowledge, attitudes, values, and motives, the meaning of which is passed in society through its institutions. “Cultural identity is the identity or feeling of belonging to a group.
It is a part of a person’s self-perception and is related to nationality, ethnicity, religion, social class, generation, locality or, any kind of social group that has its own distinct culture”. Individual and collective identities are manifestations of shared history, geographical proximity, and present narratives. The European cultural identity is an amalgamation of the social behaviours, norms, beliefs, arts, and laws of European nations.
Sayali Phanse’s article explores the multifaceted cultural identity of Europe, its nuances, the challenges it faces, and the path to collective European identity in the age of multilateralism.