What happens to the European dream when it meets the migrants dream? Is this the Europe we dreamt of? Is the Schengen agreement the way to the European dream? Probably not.
Starting from the local announcement of the Brenner border restoration by the Austrian government, that risks to turn the South Tyrol into the symbol of the EU disintegration, Europa Dreaming is an online project that adds its own reflection to the European debate generated by the migrant crisis. Through the statements made in the 1995 by the European politician Alexander Langer, during the block of Bosnian migrants at the Ventimiglia border, the project reveals that not much has changed after 20 years of Schengen agreement, when African migrants have been blocked, again, at the Ventimiglia border, in 2015. The European Union lacks, exactly as in the 1995, of a shared asylum and migrants-related policies and conditions, because "the Schengen Agreement remains an agreement between police forces and of police efficiency that doesn't seem the best European model" (A. Langer,1995).
Through an interdisciplinary team composed by a journalist, an anthropologist, an ethno- archeologist, a photographer and a designer, based in South Tyrol, Europa Dreaming brings a further reflection, pushing the local debate to the European level, showing the different facets of the story.