The border region between Luxembourg, France and Germany and their neighbouring states/Bundesländer of the so called Greater Region Saarlorlux (Saarland, Lorraine, Luxembourg) have to face togehter economical and demographical changes.
Our empirically oriented research focuses on everyday life in two villages in Germany and Luxembourg, which are situated on both sides of the border (so called “twin-villages”). We are interested in similarities and differences of regional bonds and place identity (Heimat). Furthermore we ask for transnational social interactions and activities.
Members of the research team: Department of Urban Sociology (Prof. Dr. Spellerberg, Katharina Engelhardt) of TU Kaiserslautern, Branch of study of Geography (Dr. Antje Schönwald) of University of Saarland, Department of Landscape Architecture (Dr. Florian Weber) of University of Applied Sciences Weihenstephan-Triesdorf
Our research is embedded in the working group „Border Futures - Sustainability of cross-border cooperation“of the regional department of the ARL (Working Group “Hessen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Saarland” of the Academy for Spatial Research and Planning).
Dipl. Soz.-Wiss. Katharina Engelhardt