Snapshots From The Borders

Project complete, from October 2017 to October 2021

What is it about?

“Snapshots from the Borders” supported local decision/policy makers and major stakeholders in the design of policies and practical measures to manage migration flows and strengthen policy coherence at all levels.
The voices and experiences from the borders were at the heart of the project. Its pan-European campaign amplified migrant voices and highlighted the complex and multi-dimensional nature of migration. Real protagonists travelled from the periphery of Europe to its centres to advocate for just migration policies to national and European institutions.

What changes does this project inspire?

“Snapshots from the Borders” helped establish the Border Towns and Islands Network (BTIN) to develop strategic partnerships among local authorities facing frontline migration towards the EU. The project organised around 20 exchange and field visits, involving almost 200 representatives from local authorities. It created eleven illustrated “borders tales”, featuring people and places on Europe’s “borders”, as well as infographics with data on migration and key information from official reports.
“Snapshots from the Borders” ran public events, published articles and produced a web-documentary on migration. Through all its actions, the project raised the public’s critical understanding of key factors determining migration flows and the interdependency between the EU and developing countries.

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