The frontiers of fort Europe BRUSSELS - Everywhere people are on the move. In search of a better life. Europe is bursting at the seams with new citizens. The old continent is struggling with the immigration phenomenon; and handling it with amazing ineptitude. The question is not: who is welcome and who is not? The question has to be: how are we to accommodate all these newcomers?
For a year and a day this subject has occupied the minds of writer Michael De Cock and photographer Stephan Vanfleteren. Frequently together, sometimes on their own, they visited the furthest outposts of Europe – Malta, Slovakia... They talked to people on the coasts of Africa who were all ready to emigrate, and they followed the fortunes of those venturing from Ostend to London.
ARTICLES (in Dutch) A series of articles published in the Belgian weekly Knack (19/11/2008 & 26/11/2008)
BOOK (in Dutch) Title: Aller/Retour Subtitle: Reis langs de grenzen van fort Europa Authors: Michael De Cock & Stephan Vanfleteren Publisher: Meulenhoff/Manteau ISBN: 9789085421719 Published: 10/06/2010
EXCERPTS FROM ALLER / RETOUR (in English) See PDF in 'documents' (49 pages)
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