Association of European Border Regions, Radboud University of Nijmegen and University of Victoria
The VII Cross Border School, an activity led with 21st Century Borders_Lab, University of Victoria (British Columbia, Canada), with the collaboration of the Pavol Jozef Šafárik University of Košice (Slovakia) and the Research Institute of European Territorial Cooperation of the Uzhhorod National University (Ukraine)
This event is part of the AEBR Annual Events 2023 to be held in Košice on 8-10 November
The Association of European Border Regions (AEBR), together with the University of Victoria (Canada), offers travel grants for original research or policy papers to be presented at the AEBR Cross-Border School (CBS) on 8 November 2023 in Košice, Slovakia. Travel grants cover travelling, accommodation for three nights and meals, and participation at the AEBR Cross-Border School and the AEBR Annual Conference.
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Established in 1971, the Association of European Border Regions (AEBR) is a lobby organization representing the interests of the European border and cross-border regions at the European, national, and regional levels. Today, AEBR has about 100 border and cross-border regions as its members, representing about 75% of the border areas within and on external borders of the European Union. For further details, visit www.aebr.eu.
About AEBR Cross-Border School
AEBR CB School is created to provide a nurturing environment in which academics and professionals are each other’s peers, in which they can share their experiences and learn from each other’s experiences in a more horizontal, interactive way. The aim of AEBR CB School is to provide relevant thinking material for curious professionals, helping them systematically reflect on their practice in cross-border cooperation and providing feedback to researchers about their research outcomes and professional experiences. I AEBR CB School took place in Cáceres (Extremadura, ES) in 2017, II CBS in Oulu (Bothnian Arc, FI) in 2018, III CBS in Dresden (Elbe-Labe Euroregion, DE) in 2019, IV CBS online in 2020, V CBS in Arnhem (Euregio Rhine-Waal, Gelderland, NL) in 2021, and VI CBS in Szeged (DKMT Euroregion, HU) in 2022.
Nijmegen School of Management (Radboud University)
For the last ten years, the Dutch University Guide has ranked Radboud University as one of the best general, traditional universities in the Netherlands. The Nijmegen School of Management is guided by its motto, ‘co-creating knowledge for society’. This motto inspires new bridges between disciplines and researchers. It underlines the importance of the interaction of academia with organisations and society and by mobilising the disciplinary diversity presented by the breadth of the school and our work with our partners.
National University of Uzhhorod
Pavol Jozef Šafárik University of Košice
The Borders in Globalization (BiG) research program at the Centre for Global Studies, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, began in 2013 with seven years of generous funding from a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Partnership Grant. Over the years BIG_Lab contributed to 109 research papers published with DOI numbers. It hosted two international conferences, ten summer institutes, multiple policy forums and roundtables. These knowledge transfer activities have brought together scholars and students with non-academic stakeholders and policymakers to conceptually and pragmatically understand how technologies, self-determination and regionalization around the world are affecting borders and borderlands. Since then, the partnership was extended with a new grant until 2027 – SSHRC/21st Century Borders, Erasmus+ / Jean Monnet Network, and a Jean Monnet Chair.
BiG’s research examines the well-established concept that borders are primarily understood as sovereign territorial boundaries that emerge out of international treaties. We have found that more than ever before, border policies straddle sovereign boundary lines, and networked policies overlap many different jurisdictional scales, including, but not exclusively, the sovereign territories of states. Furthermore, our research has shown that contemporary borders in globalization are processes that, in many instances, are fundamentally linked to movements and flows around the world, not to territoriality as conventional wisdom dictates. We have collected evidence documenting how bordering policies and processes increasingly disregard the territorial limits of states, sometimes implementing borders thousands of kilometers away from their international boundary line.
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