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The EU Migration/Refugee crisis and border security: a contribution to theory and practice through the case of Hungarian-Serb border policing practices

Project description

From the local to the international level: perceptions of border security practices

When migrants and refugees arrived in Europe in 2015, the Hungarian government built a barbwire fence along the Hungarian-Serb border to prevent them from entering EU territory. This fence has been featured extensively in the media. However, not all stakeholders (border police, local policing organisations, border communities, local and national politicians, and local, national and international media) shared the same perceptions of the situation. The EU-funded SECURE BORDERS project aims to reflect on borders and their securitising practices. First, it will analyse how communities manage security issues locally. Second, it will explore how policymakers manage local security concerns. Third, it will consider the mistrust that can arise between communities at the local, national, regional and international levels.


Net EU contribution
€ 224 933,76
Visualisation Centre Penglais
SY23 3BF Aberystwyth
United Kingdom

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Wales West Wales and The Valleys South West Wales
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 224 933,76