As great power competition increasingly spills over into the information space, a compelling European narrative has become a geopolitical imperative. Europe finds itself in a battle of narratives between democracies and authoritarian regimes that cannot be decided on the basis of facts alone. To resist populist and autocratic forces, the European Union needs to communicate in a more personal and empathetic way demonstrating that its policies can deliver for its citizens. Just as the old adage has it that the personal is always political, the political will need to become more personal if Europe wants to hold its ground in the battle of narratives.
Julia De Clerck-Sachsse is an EU diplomat and academic specialising in international relations and identity politics. From September 2020 to June 2021 she is a Europe’s Futures Non-Resident Fellow at the IWM.
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