Wrocław Geographical Dialogues
Dyrekcja Instytutu Geografii i Rozwoju Regionalnego UWr zaprasza na prelekcję w ramach ‘Wrocław Geographical Dialogues’. W dniu 23 czerwca 2021 prof. Martin Klatt wygłosi odczyt pt. Borders under pressure: The Sars-CoV-2 crisis as a catalyst for re-bordering trends in Europe?
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Spotkanie odbędzie się 23.06.2021 r. w godz. 16:30-17:30 w formie online (link do spotkania tutaj).
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Borders under pressure: The Sars-CoV-2 crisis as a catalyst for re-bordering trends in Europe?
Spring 2020 appeared to be the end of Borderless Europe – suddenly, uncoordinated and against WHO advice, European borders were closed again as a measure to contain the Sars-CoV-2 virus. Since then, we have experienced a pandemic border regime of semi-permeability, bureaucratic rules, and quarantine de-facto abolishing free movement in Europe for most citizens. This approach of Securitization rather than Public Health challenges a core principle of EU-ropean integration. It did not come out of the blue, though, as migration and terror already had challenged open borders before, not only in Europe. Technology, furthermore, indicates a new paradigm of Smart Borders: with smooth permeability for the “good”, but absolute control of movement. On the background of these trends, presentation will focus on the impact in border regions as living spaces, especially concerning cross-border mobility and regional imaginaries of functionally integrated cross-border regions.
Martin Klatt is an Associate Professor at the Centre for Border Region Studies and Department of Political Science and Public Management at University of Southern Denmark. His research focuses on border related issues in European and North American border regions. Martin Klatt’s research in this field focuses on how border regions deal with these challenges, develop networks across borders or even institutionalize cross-border regions. His other research areas include national minorities, Danish-German history, history of the Danish-German border region, regionalism in Europe.