Basic information
Original title:
Negotiating Europe(anness): Austria, Slovenia, and the Western Balkans in the process of EU-enlargement
Researchers involved:
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Duration:
1 April 2010–31 May 2011
Description

The project analysed dominant images of Europe and Europe-related discourses and aimed to de-essentialise firm divisions between East and West, “old” and “new” Europe, and the perception of Europeanization as directed from the (EU) centre to the (Balkans) periphery. It did so by pointing out to equivalent, simultaneous, parallel and mutual images, discourses and practices through which the idea of Europe is used in identity negotiation processes in the continuum Austria-Slovenia-the Western Balkans.

In doing so it saw Europeanisation as a multilayered and multidirectional process of knowledge exchange rather as knowledge transfer and hence challenged the usual perspective on citizens and societies of the Western Balkans as passive and subject to change and transformation in the process of the EU accession.

Project manager at ZRC

Partners

Andreas Pribersky, PhD, Institute of political science, University of Vienna • Petra Bernhardt, Institute of political science, University of Vienna • Asim Mujkić, PhD, Faculty of political science, University of Sarajevo • Nermina Mujagić, PhD, Faculty of political science, University of Sarajevo • Ines Prica, PhD, Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Research, Zagreb, Croatia • Orlanda Obad, Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Research, Zagreb, Croatia • Ildiko Erdei, PhD, Ethnographic institute, Serbian academy of sciences and arts • Marijana Mitrović, Ethnographic institute, Serbian academy of sciences and arts • Rafal Jerzy Skarbek-Kozietulski, Institute of political science, University of Vienna