L’Europa in festival. Indagine sulle potenzialità e i limiti della partecipazione in ambito europeo attraverso uno studio di caso
By analyzing the case study of the 2013 edition of the “Festival of Europe” held in Florence, the essay ex-plores the limits and potential forms of participa-tion in European contexts as they occur on special “celebratory” occasions, such as that above. Consid-erations on the composite and multidimensional char-acter of the “public sphere” is the starting point of our reflections. By examining the symbolic and par-ticipatory dynamics inherent to the Festival, the es-say aims to contribute to the ongoing investigation of “styles” by means of which participation in Europe, as an “imagined community”, is thought and experienced.