23 SES 12 B, Research, Politics and Practice
The paper will address the topic of the symposium by analysing the case of a collaborative project of German and Danish production schools that aims to promote employability of disadvantaged learners and economic development through cross-border mobility and short-term work placements. The project community includes a German and a Danish university and is funded by INTERREG. Insights of one year of participating observation will serve to reconstruct the intersection of political, cultural and social differences. The focus of the analysis will be on the way how the category of “the inter-national” is conceptualised on the different levels of funding policies, research approaches and educational practice. Thus different categories and constructions of boundaries and belongings can be elaborated, where national and social structures become subject of negotiation and change. INTERREG, as the EU’s major instrument of regional cross-border funding, offers funding possibilities for practice and research that are located “outside” national funding policies. Although INTERREG funding is part of the imperative of overcoming national borders in terms of implementing new forms of international cooperation and therefore always is referred to national territories and competences, it in fact also creates new frontiers by the establishing of specific border regions as spaces of economic development. This creation of European spaces of research and education goes along with processes of re-ordering of national and regional belongings and therefore could be interpreted as a contribution to Fabricating Europe (Lawn/ Novoa 2002). At the same time other categories of social boundaries are situated and processed within the practice of cross-border cooperation of Danish and German production schools. While during work sessions national and language differences seem to be easily handled, less visible dimensions of differences come into play. On the basis of extensive field notes we will reflect on the constructions of belonging which crosscut the imaginations of “here” and “there”, “us” and “them”, normality and variance on multiple levels.
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