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2013 NORDPLUS intensive course in Tartu, Apr.

Bordering perspectives and processes in everyday life at the EU’s external frontiers”

in collaboration with

7FR research programme “European Regions, EU External Borders and the Immediate Neighbours. Analysing Regional Development Options through Policies and Practices of Cross-Border Co-operation" & ESPON workshop: “European Union external border – territorial specificities, trends and disparities”

Objectives of the course
The purpose of the course is to study following aspects:

  1. Perception of de- and re-bordering as responses to shifting relations between nation, state, territory and identities;
  2. Identification of bordering perspectives and processes in terms of a bottom-up/everyday approach;
  3. Interpretation - through case studies - of relevant structural and social factors that condition everyday experience of bordering as potentials for local and regional co-operation and development ;
  4. Elaboration of multilevel policy options for local and regional development at the EU’s external borders.

The course outline

The course will take place in SE-Estonia, NE-Latvia and Pskov Region in Russia in April 2013. The course framework includes lectures, group work of students and rich feedback from teachers, report writing and presentation of research results.  There will be participants (both students and teachers) from seven universities (Bergen, Joensuu, Pskov, Reykjavik, Riga, Tartu & Umeå).

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