Below please find the over FIVE HUNDRED suggestions received so far for my proposal of a “5000 concepts for Europe” book. With respect to the last update, there are quite interesting quotes about Europe, more entries from or about Eastern Europe, music, philosophy, economy and science. Check them out!

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As of today, the suggestions for 5000 Concepts for Europe are…

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  • EIGHT VOTES
    • Enlightenment
  • FIVE VOTES
    • Charles De Gaulle
    • Council Of Europe
    • Gdpr (General Data Protection Regulation)
    • Iron Curtain
    • Marxism
    • Net Neutrality
    • Reformation
  • FOUR VOTES:
    • Brexit
    • Circular Economy
    • Digital Single Market
    • Feminism
    • French Revolution
    • Gender Parity
    • If This Is A Man (Novel)
    • Internet Of Things
    • Isaac Newton
    • Leonardo Da Vinci
    • Lisbon Treaty
    • Maastricht Treaty
    • Margaret Thatcher
    • Religious Freedom
    • Scouting
    • World War Ii
  • THREE VOTES:
    • Adolf Hitler
    • Algorithm
    • Angela Merkel
    • Aristotles
    • Balkans
    • Bloody Sunday
    • Bulgaria
    • Carbon Capture And Storage
    • Charlemagne
    • Degrowth
    • Equal Opportunities
    • Holy Roman Empire
    • Impressionism
    • Indoeuropeans
    • Jeanne D’arc
    • Kosovo
    • Magna Charta
    • Nazism
    • Numeracy
    • Olof Palme
    • Open Hardware
    • Perestrojka
    • Privacy
    • Programmed Obsolescence
    • Renaissance
    • Roman Empire
    • Russian Revolution
    • Sdg: Sustainable Development Goals
    • Sinn Fein
    • Smart Cities
    • Solidarity
    • Srebrenica Massacre
    • Stalin
    • Tolerance
    • Warsaw Pact
    • Winston Churchill
  • TWO VOTES:
    • Age Of Discovery
    • Alexander The Great
    • Algarve
    • All Quiet On The Western Front (Novel)
    • Balkan Wars
    • Battle Of Britain
    • Battle Of Gaugamela
    • Battle Of Marathon
    • Battle Of Poitiers
    • Battle Of Stalingrad
    • Belarus
    • Big Data
    • Black Death
    • Blockchain
    • Bosnia-Herzegovina
    • Boudicca
    • Bretton Woods
    • Catherine The Great
    • Celts
    • Charles Martel
    • Christian Monasticism
    • Christianity
    • Communism
    • Copyright
    • Crime And Punishment (Novel)
    • Croatia
    • D-Day
    • Digital Sovereignty
    • Dna
    • Equality
    • Euro
    • Europe Is And Will Be A Union Of States. José Luis RodríGuez Zapatero, Speech (15 June 2004)
    • European Central Bank
    • European Coal And Steel Community
    • European Commission
    • European Constitution
    • European Digital Agenda
    • European Economic Area
    • European Economic Community
    • Eurozone
    • Family
    • Fascism
    • File Formats
    • Free Software
    • Frontex
    • Functional Analphabetism
    • Galileo Galilei
    • Gnu/Linux
    • Good Friday Agreement
    • Holocaust
    • Industrial Revolution
    • Islam
    • John Locke
    • Kalmar Union
    • Konzentrazion Lager
    • Lech Walesa
    • Lifelong Learning
    • Market Economy
    • Martin Luther
    • Middle Ages
    • Mikhail Gorbachev
    • Munich Agreement
    • Napoleonic Wars
    • Nato (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
    • Nineteen-Eightyfour (Novel)
    • Oliver Cromwell
    • Open Standards
    • Otto Von Bismarck
    • Peer Production
    • Poland
    • Potsdam Conference
    • Public Domain
    • Quantitative Easing
    • Reconquista
    • Romani People
    • Romanticism
    • Russia
    • Seven Years’ War
    • Siege Of OrléAns
    • Slovakia
    • Social Security
    • Spanish Civil War
    • Switzerland
    • The Lord Of The Rings (Novel)
    • The Trial (Novel)
    • Third Sector
    • Thirty Years’ War
    • Unesco
    • Vladimir Putin
    • Voltaire
    • Weimar Republic
    • Welfare State
    • World War I
  • ONE VOTE:
    • “Europe Will Not Be Made All At Once, Or According To A Single Plan. It Will Be Built Through Concrete Achievements Which First Create A De Facto Solidarity” - Robert Schuman
    • “Western European Intellectuals Like To Think Of Themselves As Very Sophisticated And Sort Of Laughing About These Dumb Americans―But They Are So Brainwashed By The United States That It’s A Joke.” Noam Chomsky
    • 100 Years War
    • 2008–11 Icelandic Financial Crisis
    • Acceptance
    • Agincourt
    • Albania
    • Albigensian Crusade
    • Alcide De Gasperi
    • Alexander Dubcek
    • Althing
    • Althing (Icelandic Parliament
    • Altiero Spinelli
    • Anarchism
    • Animal Farm
    • Anne Frank Diary
    • Anschluss (Annexing Of Austria)
    • Anthropocene
    • Anti-Elitarian
    • Antibiotics
    • Armand De Richelieu
    • Armenian Genocide
    • Arminius
    • Art Deco
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Atheism
    • Attila The Hun
    • Austria
    • Austria-Hungary
    • Baltic Mythology
    • Barbarian Invasions
    • Battle Of Blenheim
    • Battle Of Hastings
    • Battle Of Pultowa
    • Battle Of Sadowa
    • Battle Of The Catalaunian Fields
    • Battle Of The Downs
    • Battle Of The Metaurus
    • Battle Of Vukovar
    • Beatles
    • Belle Époque
    • Benito Mussolini
    • Bento Spinoza
    • Berlin Wall
    • Big Bang
    • Birth Control
    • Bologna Process (Education)
    • Boris Yeltsin
    • Bosnian War
    • Bretton Woods Conference
    • Byzantine Empire
    • Cabralismo
    • Cancer
    • Cardinal Richelieu
    • Cathars
    • Central Powers (Vierbund)
    • Cern
    • Charles V
    • Charter Of Fundamental Rights Of The European Union
    • Cicero
    • Cimabue
    • Civil Law (Legal System)
    • Climate Change
    • Clovis King Of Franks (446-511)
    • Cnut The Great
    • Cold War
    • Colonialism
    • Comecon
    • Comintern
    • Common Law (Legal System)
    • Commons
    • Congress Of Berlin (1878)
    • Constructivism (Philosophy Of Education)
    • Consumerism
    • Copernicus
    • Correlation
    • Correlation Does Not Imply Causation
    • Creative Commons
    • Croatian War Of Independence
    • Cyprus
    • Czech Republic
    • Czechoslovakia
    • Darwinism
    • Death Penalty
    • Debt
    • Direct Democracy
    • Distributed Networks
    • Doctor Faustus (Novel)
    • Donbass
    • Dordogne Valley
    • Doris Lessing
    • Drinking Tea Or Coffee
    • Duomo Di Milano
    • E-Waste
    • Econometry
    • Electromagnetism
    • Elizabeth Blackwell
    • Elizabeth I
    • Emmeline Pankhurst
    • Epistemology
    • Equality Before The Law
    • Erasmus Programme
    • Erna Solberg
    • Erwin Rommel
    • Etiquette In Europe
    • Eugenics
    • Europe
    • Europe Dominated The World, But It Failed To Dominate Itself. For Five Hundred Years Europe Tore Itself Apart In Civil Wars. George Friedman, The Next 100 Years: A Forecast For The 21st Century
    • European Atomic Energy Community
    • European Common Agricultural Policy (Cap)
    • European Fiscal Compact
    • European Free Trade Association
    • European Parliament
    • European Sovereign-Debt Crisis
    • European Stability Mechanism
    • European Union
    • Existentialism (Philosophy)
    • Exponential Distribution
    • Fado
    • Falklands War
    • Ferdinand And Isabella Of Spain
    • Feudalism
    • Fifth Republic (France)
    • First Bulgarian Empire
    • First English Civil War
    • First Partition Of Poland
    • Florence Nightingale
    • Folklore
    • Force De Frappe
    • Fortress Europe
    • Foucault’s Pendulum (Novel)
    • Francisco Franco
    • Francisco Goya
    • Francisco Pizarro
    • Franco Dictatorship
    • Francois Mitterrand
    • Franco’S Dictatorship Spain 1939 – 75
    • Franjo TuđMan
    • Frankenstein (Novel)
    • Frankish Empire
    • Frederick Barbarossa
    • Free Trade
    • Freedom
    • Freedom Of Panorama
    • Friedrich Hegel
    • Front National
    • Galileo (Satellite Navigation)
    • Gay Rights
    • Germ Theory
    • German Revolution (1918–19)
    • Germany
    • Gibraltar
    • Glasnost
    • Glorious Revolution (Spain, 1868)
    • Godafoss
    • Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
    • Grand Place Bruxelles
    • Great Plague
    • Greater Romania
    • Greater Serbia
    • Gulliver’s Travels (Novel)
    • Gunpowder Plot
    • Gustav Vasa
    • Hanseatic League
    • Hard Working
    • Hastings
    • Healthcare
    • Henry Viii
    • Herd Immunity
    • Hugh Capet
    • Humanism
    • Iceland
    • Immanuel Kant
    • Immigration
    • Imperialism
    • Inflation
    • Ingmar Bergman
    • Irish Republican Army
    • Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    • Jesus Christ
    • Johan Sebastian Bach
    • Johannes Gutenberg
    • Josef Stalin
    • Josip Broz Tito
    • Journey To The End Of The Night (Novel)
    • Judaism
    • Julius Caesar
    • Jurisprudence
    • Justice
    • Justinian I
    • Karl Marx
    • Karol Wojtyla
    • Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic
    • Konrad Adenauer
    • Kornel Esti (Novel)
    • Law Of Large Numbers
    • Legal Certainty
    • Lenin
    • Leverage (Finance)
    • Limits Of Growth
    • Literature
    • Lithuania
    • Louis Xiv
    • Ludwig Van Beethoven
    • Macroeconomics
    • Marshall Plan
    • Mary Wollstonecraft
    • Mathematics
    • Maximilien Robespierre
    • Meteora
    • Millet System (Ottoman Empire)
    • Modernism
    • Moldavia
    • Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact
    • Monetary Base
    • Monetary Policy
    • Mont Saint-Michel
    • Mother Teresa
    • Music And Dancing
    • Music Theory
    • Mythology
    • Nationalism
    • Nato
    • Neoplatonism
    • Niccolò Machiavelli
    • Nicolae Ceausescu
    • Nikola JurišIć
    • Nineteen-Eigthyfour (Novel)
    • Nuremberg Trial
    • October Revolution
    • Operation Allied Force (Yugoslavia)
    • Operation Barbarossa
    • Orphan Works
    • Ottoman Empire
    • Overfishing
    • Pact Of Steel
    • Paganism
    • Parenting
    • Paris Commune
    • Paris Peace Treaties Of 1947
    • Patents
    • Pax Romana
    • Peloponnesian War
    • Pericles
    • Permaculture
    • Peter The Great Of Russia
    • Philantrophy
    • Philosophy
    • Pizza
    • Platonism
    • Platonism (Philosophy)
    • Polish Golden Age
    • Portugal
    • Portuguese Revolution, 1820
    • Positivism
    • Prague Spring
    • Probability Theory
    • Proportionality (Law)
    • Public Debt
    • Raoul Wallenberg
    • Reductionism
    • Relativism
    • Relativity (Scientific Theory)
    • Religion
    • Remembrance Of Things Past (Book)
    • René Descartes
    • Republic Of Weimar
    • Resilience
    • Revolt Of The Comuneros 1520- 21
    • Richelieu
    • Right To Be Forgotten
    • Rivera Dictatorship Spain, 1923 – 1930
    • Robert Schuman
    • Roman Catholicism
    • Romantic Music
    • Rome Treaty
    • Rule Of Law
    • Rule Of Saint Benedict
    • Rule Of St Basil
    • Rurik Founder Of Kievan Rus
    • Russian Constitutional Crisis (1993)
    • Russian Empire
    • Sack Of Rome (1527)
    • Sagas Of Icelanders
    • Sagrada Familia
    • Scandinavian Monetary Union
    • Schengen Agreement
    • Scientific Materialism
    • Second Empire (France)
    • Secularity
    • Separation Of Powers
    • Serbia
    • Seven Years’ War
    • Siddharta (Novel)
    • Siege Of Dubrovnik
    • Simone The Beauvoir
    • Slavic Mithology
    • Slobodan MilošEvić
    • Social Enterprise
    • Socialism
    • Socialism With A Human Face
    • Socratic Method
    • Solidarity (Polish Union)
    • Solidarnosc
    • Soviet Union
    • Spanish Civil War 1936 – 39
    • Spanish-American War, 1898
    • Stem Cells
    • Subsidiarity
    • Supply And Demand
    • Sweden
    • Swedish Empire
    • Ten-Day War (Yugoslavia)
    • Termodynamics
    • Tervel Of Bulgaria
    • The Adventures Of Pinocchio (Novel)
    • The Baron In The Trees (Novel)
    • The Confessions (J J Rousseau)
    • The Cotswolds
    • The Divine Comedy - D. Alighieri
    • The European Union Is The World’s Most Successful Invention For Advancing Peace. John Bruton, Irish Politician (B. 1947)
    • The Fall Of The Stone City (Novel)
    • The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956 (Novel)
    • The Little Prince - A. St Exupery
    • The Magic Mountain (Novel)
    • The Man Without Qualities (Novel)
    • The Man Without Qualities By R. Musil
    • The Name Of The Rose (Novel)
    • The Origin Of Species (Essay)
    • The Peoples Of Europe Are A Work In Progress And Always Must Be… The History Of The People Of Europe Has Not Ended – It Never Will. Patrick J. Geary, The Myth Of Nations: The Medieval Origins Of Europe
    • The Reconquista
    • The Second Sex (Book)
    • The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde (Novel)
    • The Three Musketeers (Novel)
    • The Threepenny Opera
    • The Unbearable Lightness Of Being (Novel)
    • The Usa Will Remain The Only Superpower. China Is Becoming An Economic Giant. Europe Is Being Islamicized. Frits Bolkestein, Address At The Opening Of Courses At The University Of Leiden (2004)
    • Thermodynamics
    • Third Reich
    • Thomas Hobbes
    • Thomism (Philosophy)
    • Tolkien
    • Treaty Of Neuilly-Sur-Seine
    • Treaty Of Trianon
    • Treaty Of Versailles
    • Tripartite Pact
    • Trotskji
    • Ukrainian Crisis
    • Universal Basic Income
    • Vatican City
    • Velvet Divorce (Split Of Czechoslovakia)
    • Velvet Revolution (Czechoslovakia)
    • Vichy France
    • Virginia Woolf
    • VladimíR MečIar
    • VáClav Klaus
    • Waterloo
    • Waterloo (Battle)
    • Western Roman Empire
    • Whoever Speaks Of Europe Is Wrong: It Is A Geographical Expression. Otto Von Bismarck, Speech To Reichstag, 14 May 1872
    • William Of Orange
    • Withdrawal From The European Union
    • Xenophobia
    • Yalta (Conference)
    • Yalta Conference
    • Yugoslav Wars
    • “European Identity, It Seems, Is Only Perceived By Educated People. And That Is Sad, But It Is A Start.” ― Umberto Eco
    • “Everything In Moderation, Including Moderation.” - Oscar Wilde
    • “Television Is An Excellent System When One Has Nothing To Lose, As In The Case With A Nomadic And Rootless Country Like The United States, But In Europe The Affect Of Television Is That Of A Bulldozer Which Reduces Culture To The Lowest Possible Denominator” Marc Fumaroli
    • “The Fact That A Cloud From A Minor Volcanic Eruption In Iceland—A Small Disturbance In The Complex Mechanism Of Life On The Earth—Can Bring To A Standstill The Aerial Traffic Over An Entire Continent Is A Reminder Of How, With All Its Power To Transform Nature, Humankind Remains Just Another Species On The Planet Earth.” Slavoj ŽIžEk
    • “Too Rich To Be Relevant To The World’s Poor, [Europe] Attracts Immigration But Cannot Encourage Imitation. Too Passive Regarding International Security. Too Self-Satisfied, It Acts As If Its Central Political Goal Is To Become The Worlds Most Comfortable Retirement Home. Too Set In Its Ways, It Fears Multicultural Diversity” ― Zbigniew BrzezińSki, The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy And Its Geostrategic Imperatives
    • “We Hope To See A Europe Where Men Of Every Country Will Think Of Being A European As Of Belonging To Their Native Land, And…Wherever They Go In This Wide Domain…Will Truly Feel, ‘Here I Am At Home.” – Winston Churchill

The best way to contribute YOUR suggestions:

First of all, remember that you can do as many suggestions you want, including concepts already present in this list! Personally, I suggest to do it as follows. You will be surprised to see how quick (and fun!!) it can be:

  • consider all the GENERAL topics you care about and/or know well (e.g.: modern art, Danish politics, geography, sci-fi, medioeval history, software, whatever, really…)
  • for each topic, figure out what you consider the most important concepts in that field
  • enter all those concepts in the “5000 Concepts for Europe” form. If you thought of more than 5 concepts, just reload the form until you are done
  • repeat for the next topic