REBOUND -Rethinking borders in and by the European Union

REBOUND aims at bridging often separate worlds, such as the academia and the wider society as well as different layers of political actions, and levels of education. It would be simplistic to consider EU’s bordering processes as only a subject of scholarly interest. Their impact is real and everywhere, and few people (in and out of the EU) are completely unaware of how their lives have changed because of EU’s bordering practices over time. For example, Schengen has shaped, and shapes lives in multiple ways, characterising single and collective stories and experiences, starting with mobility, consumption choices to belonging perceptions. Hence, a change in borders is unmistakably a matter of common concern whose criticality is to be strengthened. The unprecedented recent recurrence to controls at internal borders in the mobility and health sectors have exerted a huge impact beyond academic speculation that the regular citizen wants to understand and possibly have a say on. The effort in REBOUND is precisely that to make sure that different audiences bring a specific nuance and perspective, bridging worlds that remain far too often separate and unconnected.

REBOUND generates knowledge and insights through multiple channels and ensures that, through active outreach and educational work, this knowledge and insights are communicated to support policy-makers and transferred to the wider society.


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