European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST)
Professor Hastings Donnan
Remaking Eastern Borders in Europe is a research network funded by the EU’s European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) programme.
The main objective of the project is to develop a multi-disciplinary approach to understanding the ‘remaking’ of borders in the eastern periphery of Europe by examining the everyday social, moral and material aspects of this process.
The key focus of the project is on: (a) exploring the processes through which state borders become visible and meaningful (or disappear), rather than take borders for granted and then study their effects; (b) what borders separate as well as on what they bring together; (c) ‘remaking borders’, which means studying understandings of possible futures as well as the past; (d) money, gender and sexuality and the kinds of ‘border transgressions’ with which money, gender and sexuality are often associated.
The project draws together researchers working on borders from the Baltics to the Balkans and combines empirical research with conceptual development to address the complexities of border regions during periods of transformation.