Viadrina Center B/ORDERS IN MOTION

Online open course: European Borders without Walls

Borders in Globalization, with generous support from the Jean Monnet Network through the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Commission, is again offering the online open course European Borders without Walls: What Can the World Learn from EU Border and Immigration Policies?

The recent and ongoing migration situation in and around Europe is forcing European policy makers to address past and future challenges to integration. The decisions they are making will have a long-standing impact on the EU. This course examines how the responses to the crisis are shaping Europe’s borders, migration and related security policies in exemplary ways from a comparative perspective and context. 

The course features the following 12 units:

·       General introduction: Defining borders

·       Is our world a borderless world: Borders in history

·       Cultures and borders

·       Political communities and borders

·       Market and functional linkages and borders

·       Governments and borders

·       Security policies and borders

·       Environmental policies and borders

·       Immigration and borders

·       Border disputes

·       Theorizing borders: Borders as a cultural, social, or political object

·       Theorizing borders: Borders as a functional object

Each unit uses a video presentation by the professor and includes diverse learning activities. Video clips, short readings, and quizzes lead to weekly group discussion and assignments. 

The online course opens on September 5, 2018 and closes on December 5, 2018.  


This course is available for free by registering hereRegistration is available on an ongoing basis until September 21, 2018.​

​Please direct any questions to Alex Norfolk at or contact Dr. Brunet-Jailly directly at