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Research project: Searching for Neighbours: dynamics of mental and physical borders in Europe (SeFoNe) - Dormant - Dormant

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SeFoNe explores the dynamics of socio-cultural and physical borders in the newly enlarged European Union (EU), as experienced by people of culturally diverse backgrounds, with a view to strengthen peoples’ competence for cultural understanding and exchange.

In the process of EU enlargement, the need for building good neighbourhoods across and within EU nation states is periodically challenged by 'nationalised' socio-political conflicts which at the same time encourage parties on the extreme right. Our project aims to explore and compare models of ‘translocal’ neighbourhood, focusing on emerging discourses and good practices in three spheres of life in the new Europe:

  • physical 'borderlands' of the new EU
  • mental border experiences in multicultural EU regions
  • mental and physical border experiences in transnational networks

For more information visit the SeFoNe website.

Searching for Neighbours: dynamics of mental and physical borders in Europe
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