The Eurovision Song Contest and the Power of Utopia

The ESC is one of the biggest media events in Europe, appealing to people of all generations across borders, bringing them together in real time and involving them democratically. As apolitical as it may formally appear, it has always been political.

This dossier compiles a number of texts on various aspects of the Eurovision Song Contest: the history of its cultural and political impact, how Germany and other nations present themselves, European identity and queer culture.


Further reading