NBRC'09 ws:cultural boundaries

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Final presentation of workshop: Cultural Boundaries = States Borders ? in North and Baltic Regional Congress of European Geography Organization (EGEA) held in Lithuania, Norviliskes. Organised by EGEA Vilnius (JGK).

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NBRC'09 ws:cultural boundaries

  1. 1. Cultural Boundaries = States Borders ? Justina Nainyte Gintare Pociute Eric van Spijker (EGEA Groningen) Dennis Soderholm (EGEA Helsinki) Voker Kohl (EGEA Mainz) Annika Palomaki (EGEA Tampere) Kaija Murasov (EGEA Tartu) Christine Deibl (EGEA Vienna) Pavel Sheynzon (EGEA Moscow) Georg Oftedal (EGEA Wroclaw) WS leaders: WS participants:
  2. 2. BORDER (POLITICAL/ECONOMICAL MEANING) <ul><li>Keywords : </li></ul><ul><li>differentiation </li></ul><ul><li>taxes </li></ul><ul><li>voting </li></ul><ul><li>registration </li></ul><ul><li>stopping/encouraging integration </li></ul><ul><li>historic heritage </li></ul><ul><li>pin-pointed, fixed </li></ul>BOUNDARY (CULTURAL/MENTAL MEANING) <ul><li>Keywords : </li></ul><ul><li>cultural zone </li></ul><ul><li>meaning in the air </li></ul><ul><li>imaginations </li></ul><ul><li>self define </li></ul><ul><li>vague </li></ul>
  3. 3. POLITICAL BORDER <ul><li>Defines influence of a state. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s one of the main features of sovereign state. </li></ul><ul><li>Political borders are necessary for administrative reasons. </li></ul><ul><li>Already natural, historically stable borders are difficult to change. </li></ul><ul><li>Borders are made by people to protect them. </li></ul>
  4. 4. EUROPEAN UNION AREA <ul><li>External borders of Europe are strict in order to protect “European community”. </li></ul><ul><li>Inner borders of Europe are no longer important for protecting national areas. </li></ul><ul><li>European Union also concentrates on regional development and identity. </li></ul>
  5. 5. EUROPEAN BORDERS IN 2060
  6. 9. <ul><li>THE FACT IS THAT CULTURE BOUNDARIES CROSS OUT OF POLITICAL BOUNDARIES </li></ul>

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