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Jean Monnet Module Ioan HORGA




Project Jean Monnet Multilateral Research Group

"Initiative and Constraint in the Mapping of Evolving European Borders (ICMEEB)"


The reason for the project:

  • The focus of the project is centred on the analysis of voluntarism vs. determinism as key factors in border/frontier creation and evolution and as parameters in prospective border/frontier studies. The results of the project research will crystallise in the elaboration of policy recommendations for the sake of guaranteeing European constructive neighborhood relations as well as the establishment of a more thoughtful EU external communication policy. In this sense, an in-depth interdisciplinary analysis of the active role of borders/frontiers in shaping European policy-making is particularly urgent to offer tangible and comprehensive solutions to the challenges of past and future enlargements and towards the consolidation of a fruitful and proactive of the EU external role in a growingly interdependent world.

The aims of the project:

  • Consolidation of an academic network made up of 26 specialised teachers, 1 Technical Research Expert in European Integration Studies (CVCE) and 30 PhD and post-PhD students oriented towards an in-depth analysis of this subject and the ellaboration of a good practices guide in order to foster constructive neighborhood relations and a thoughtful EU external communication policy by means of teachers’, researchers’ and PhD students’ training within multidisciplinary and multicultural research clusters.

  • Publication of the research results in Eurolimes, a scientific journal specialised in border studies.

  • Elaboration of a good practices guide in order to define a common strategy for a new EU external communication policy taking into account border identity sensibilities and geopolitical implications with the objective of fostering constructive European neighborhood relations.

  • The creation of research and teaching web platforms, including a digital research corpus and a subject file comprising interactive didactic materials relevant to the project aims.



  • Conferinţa internaţională „Communicating EU Policies Beyond the Borders” [International Conference „Communicating EU Policies Beyond the Borders”]
  • УжНУ активно співпрацює із закордонними колегами [Uzhgorod National University collaborates with foreign Universities]






Communication and European Frontiers

Edited by Luminita SOPRONI, George TSOURVAKAS and Klára CZIMRE

references by Renaud de la Brosse & Svetlana Suveica

Volume 12, Autumn 2011, pgs. 223

Oradea University Press
ISSN: 1841 - 9259


Permeability and Impermeability of Socio-Economic Frontiers within European Union

Edited by Violaine DELTEIL, Cristina-Maria DOGOT, Kozma GABOR and Jarosław KUNDERA

References by Patrick DIEUAIDE & Ciprian PĂUN

Volume 13, Spring 2012, pgs. 221

Oradea University Press
ISSN: 1841 - 9259



Enlargements, Borders and the Changes of EU Political Priorities

Edited by Ariane Landuyt, Dana Pantea, Istvan Polgar

References by Cristina BLANCO SIO-LOPEZ& Renaud de LA BROSSE

Volume 14, Autumn 2012, pgs. 217

Oradea University Press
ISSN: 1841 - 9259


A Security Dimension as Trigger and Result of Frontiers Modifications

Edited by Giuliana LASCHI, Alexis VAHLAS & Dorin I. DOLGHI

References by Maria Manuela TAVARES RIBEIRO & Klára CZIMRE

Volume 15, Spring 2013, pgs. 231

Oradea University Press
ISSN: 1841 - 9259



Cross-Border Governance and the Borders Evolutions

Edited by Alina STOICA, Carlos E. PACHECO AMARAL, István SÜLI-ZAKAR

References by Renaud de la BROSSE & Ariane LANDUYT

Volume 16, Autumn 2013, pgs. 290

Oradea University Press
ISSN: 1841 - 9259

[Staff] | [Contents] | [Abstract] [PDF]




Communicating EU Policies beyond the Borders (download) [cover] [link]
Digital Research Corpus (download)
Primary Sources ICMEEB Database  


Bibliography ICMEEB Database
Didactic Thematic Dossier (download)
Final Implementation Report (download)  
















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