What do the current robotics world champion, an innovative organic winemaker and Europe’s leading poultry experts have in common? They have all crossed borders – literally: they work with Czech, Slovak, Hungarian and Austrian partners as part of a project funded by the European Union.
Language barriers, cultural concerns and administrative hurdles are often barriers to working with neighbouring countries within an EU project framework. The 16-minute film (in three languages: German, Hungarian, Slovak) goes behind the scenes: Who are the people organising the project? What experiences have they had with their foreign partners? What are the benefits of crossing borders? Director: Manfred Christ, camera operator: Franz Schrems. Graphics and editing: Jörg Achatz. Commissioned by Vienna’s municipal Department for EU Strategy and Economic Development.