Inclusion and Exclusion in and on the Borders of Europe

The project aims at the improvement of the policy debates on inclusion and exclusion with special emphases on the redefinition within and outside the EU border regimes (in connection to the asylum politics, the trafficking processes etc.). Its targeted framework includes a special case of the EU friendly neighborhood politics together with its migration, asylum and other border regimes. This politics will be put in comparison with inclusion/exclusion regimes inside EU, to enable an analytical approach to the idea of the »civil power Europe« as a player of human rights and democratic values in the global world. The project is expected to enrich the existing expertise, knowledge and activism through contacts with some of the most exposed issues which will be on the agenda during the Slovenian presidency (Kosovo, constitutional charter, Mediterranean EUROMED/Barcelona process, dialogue between cultures campaign, enlargement and accession processes with the Western Balkan countries, Turkey and Ukraine etc.).

The main international event will be held in the Hotel Lucija (Portorož, Slovenia) from June 06 to June 07, 2008. The project is focused on the crossroad of two policies which determine the situation of exclusion/inclusion in and on the borders of the European Union. To approach this focus, within the project the theoretical insight together with selected case studies will be introduced. The aim of the international event is to bring together around 35 presenters (activists, experts, postgraduate/doctoral students etc.) from Europe and its borderlands as well as the U.S.A., Morocco, Russia etc. in order to exchange various viewpoints and approaches on the topics.

Project leader: Lev Kreft

Project execution

The main event is organized by the Peace Institute, Institute for Contemporary Social and Political Studies, Ljubljana and the School for International Training (SIT Study Abroad – World Learning), Zagreb.

Invitation letter



School for International Training (SIT Study Abroad – World Learning), Zagreb, Croatia.


The project was made possible by the financial support of the East East: Partnership Beyond Borders Program (OSI), School for International Training (SIT Study Abroad – World Learning) and Slovenian Research Agency.