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BordEUr: New European Borderlands (BordEUr)

BordEUr is a collaborative research project of nine universities that documents and assesses the proliferation of new borders in the aftermath of the EU’s recent crises, with a special emphasis on the so-called migration crisis. The project analyzes the symbolic role of borders in ontological narratives (those of both the EU and its member states), as well as the bordering policies that these narratives enable. The Democracy Institute's contribution highlights the role borders play in rightwing populists’ securitizing discourses, and how these discourses can advance de-democratization.

This research was co-funded through the Erasmus+ Program – Jean Monnet Network scheme (Project Reference Number: 611891-EPP-1-2019-1-HU-EPPJMO-NETWORK)