Transborder map 2012
17.Nov.12 – The transborder map 2012 is a map of resistance against the European Border regime. The map documents the multitude of actions against the European Border regime and includes key-incidents of struggles from the last five years against the background of the repressive European migration regime and its continuous externalisation to the east and south. This regime is sketched on the back side of the map.
About the trans-border map
The participants came from Copenhagen to Bamako and from Tangier to Uzhgorod: in March 2012 about sixty activists from fourteen countries met in Istanbul to exchange and discuss the experiences gained in their projects and campaigns at the external borders of the EU. The map is an outcome of this transborder conference and mainly features the attending groups and organisations, their network connections and their common activities.
Additionally it includes some key-incidents of struggles from the last five years against the background of the repressive European migration regime and its continuous externalisation to the east and south. This regime is sketched – very briefly – on the back side of the map.
Of course this map does not claim to cover the full picture of resistance against the EU-border regime, but it gives an overview of an increasing number of simultaneous initiatives all over Europe and beyond. Hopefully the list of contacts will inspire more people and groups to join and interconnect, or to participate with their own projects.
Thus we propose to use this map as yet another tool and as a kind of platform to be completed and updated, in order to foster the transnational approach and the understanding of the struggles for freedom of movement.
the mapping team
The map is available for download as a high resolution pdf here [back side here]. You can also view the map in your browser by clicking here.