Cultural Diversity and Security Culture in the European Union


  • Filofteia Repez "Danubius" University
  • Polixenia Olar National Defense University "Carol I"


cultural diversity; security culture; European Union; common security culture; actions


Cultural diversity and security culture have become important topics on the agenda of state and non-state actors, contributing to the achievement and maintenance of social cohesion, to the opening of prospects for resolving conflict situations and to the restoration of peace and security.

The European Union has become a multi-ethnic, multi-racial and multicultural space, where the two concepts - cultural diversity and security culture, have become very important topics in theory and practice.

Joining and scientifically approaching to the cultural diversity and security culture in the European Union is a complex and interesting endeavor. For the present research, however, we will focus on two objectives: highlighting the importance of cultural diversity and security culture within the European Union and presenting actions of the European Union with the aim of promoting cultural diversity and developing security culture. In this sense, the scientific research methodology mainly included observation, document analysis and comparative analysis.

The article contributes to awareness of the importance of cultural diversity and security culture in the European Union in the present century, all the more so as threats to security have diversified and amplified; also, this article can be a useful resource for professors, researchers, students, etc., whose scientific research activity has as its subject the proposed theme.

Author Biographies

Filofteia Repez, "Danubius" University

Univ. Prof., PhD, Department of Political Sciences and International Relations/Faculty of Communication and International Relations

Polixenia Olar, National Defense University "Carol I"

Associate Professor, PhD, Department of Strategic, Public and Intercultural Communication/Faculty of Security and Defense


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How to Cite

Repez, F., & Olar, P. (2023). Cultural Diversity and Security Culture in the European Union. Acta Universitatis Danubius. Relationes Internationales, 15(2). Retrieved from