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Denica Yotova


This article suggests an answer to the question of national identity and belonging to nation-states in an avant-garde Europe. In other words, it examines: what might the avant-garde of national identity in Europe in the XXI century be; will nationalities and simple belonging to nation-states be sufficient for Europeans; what is the vitality and the potential of pan-European identity to fill the gaps of national identity; and how the two strains of belonging relate to each other. The central argument is built around the idea of the clash between neonationalism and postnationalism in the form of pan-Europeanism, in which new forms of collective identity in Europe are emerging.


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Yotova, Denica. 2020. “NEW FORMS OF COLLECTIVE IDENTITY IN EUROPE”. Journal of Liberty and International Affairs 3 (supp. 1):55-73.
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Denica Yotova, European Council on Foreign Relations - ECFR

Denica Yotova is currently a Programmes Assistant at ECFR, supporting the organization in managing the activities of ECFR’s programmes as well as the work of the Sofia office. Her research interests are mainly focused on Europe and the integration processes. Part of them are also collective identity formation, nationalism, multiculturalism, globalization, federalism and EU-Russia relations. Denica is an Executive Board Member of the Association of the Bulgarian Leaders and Entrepreneurs and currently enrolled in a Master in National Security and Defence in the National Defence Academy “G.S.Rakovski”, Sofia. In the beginning of the year, she has completed a five-month Schuman traineeship in the European Parliament. Denica has a Master degree in European and International Studies from Centre de international formation européenne - C.I.F.E., France, and a Bachelor degree in Cultural Studies from Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Bulgaria. In 2011-2012 Denica studied Mass Communication in Georgia College & State University, USA, as part of the Bulgarian Young Leaders Program by the International Institute of Education and “America for Bulgaria” Foundation with a full scholarship.