One click away?

It has never been easier to meet people from all over the world. Social networks and dating sites make it possible. More and more couples are meeting via the web – and across international boundaries. The seemingly borderless digital world is limited though, by national borders that are insurmountable for many, depending on their nationality. What does this ongoing development mean for people from third countries subject to visa requirements if they have found a partner in Europe?

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Borderlands
Dec11

Borderlands

Melilla, Morocco/Spain (May 1st, 2014)

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The contested right to EU-Europe

Unlawful push-backs of migrants at the European border implemented by Spanish and Moroccan security forces have become highly visible throughout 2014. These repressive practices as well as the human rights discourses justifying or condemning them tell much about today’s power relations in postcolonial Euro-African borderlands: negotiated by various local, national and European actors, yet constantly contested and transformed through transnational migrants’ mobility.

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So close, so far away
Nov15

So close, so far away

Tangier, Morocco (March 2013)

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European Borders on a sheet of paper
Oct29

European Borders on a sheet of paper

Rabat, Morocco (September 2012)

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