It is already a fact that the European Union shares undiscriminating values, whether social, economic, political or educational. At the same time, it is also of high priority that these values be assessed by and spread over the other important socio-cultural European spaces mostly influencing the way people conduct their own lives in their communities and also the behavioral patterns concerning main principles, value-judgments and traditions. Therefore, Eastern peoples as main ‘Actors of Change’ have had to be aware of a new type of communicative discourse that has undergone profound changes under the aegis of the EU in the past decades. The spread and extensive use of new linguistic formulations such as multi-level systems, one to many, many to many relations, harmonization, integration, globalization and localization, input-output legitimacy, discourse clues to transparency, partnerships and negotiation, access to information, open the door to the reconstruction of a new value system much closer to the idea of ‘closing the gaps’ at each and every level of language and to no longer provoking manipulative clusters and other ‘disturbances’ within both the discourse utterances and the old versus new communication channels.
A Past-Future Synopsis of Europe also has to be taken into consideration, concerning the discourse taxonomy (viz., argumentative/persuasive-type, evaluative/critical type, authoritative/confident-type, equivocal/ambiguous-type, etc.) because of the climate change, on the one hand, and because of the new realities of a Union, on the other. Similarly, the subscription of European countries to the same democratic values, voluntarily or not, attracts and provokes discourse changes that need to be highlighted, whatever the discourse may be: political, economic, law, and, last but not least, the ordinary one, be it formal or not.
Moreover, the transitional changes within the European Eastern Communities witness the imposition of new standard within specific contexts and general frameworks. Consequently, the need has arisen to identify potential bridges and overcome limitations as well as to produce new cultural guidelines through a European discourse.
As a result, the aim of the section is to examine the major idea that there is a strong tendency to re-shape socio-cultural democratic values by means of re-inventing or giving birth to new discourse clues and patterns, which are already being used by new generations of people, who are able to understand, to cope with and, finally, to cooperate harmoniously with the EU values. This does not imply that the Eastern identity of ideas, values and ideals will be erased from the communities’ consciousness but the process may lead to a European blending development of many-to-many cultural cooperation, because, after all, both Western and Eastern values can reciprocally produce improvements on the level of creativity and innovations within the same unbounded space.
On the level of a new, patterned discourse, there is also the urge to identify and underline new significances of ‘cultural space’ within the general context of shared values and the teaching-learning process/context of making choices, having options, and, moreover, negotiating freely on them.