The TranSPORT (S) project studies sports and leisure practices, in the broad sense, in European cross-border areas, particularly in the context of public action for European territorial cooperation. With the emergence of cross-border structures, this European policy has continued to grow by providing a legal framework for action and funding for projects aimed at a new cross-border citizenship.

Based on sports and leisure practices, it will be about questioning the uses, appropriation and social representations of borders as well as public actions aimed at the management and development of these areas.  Three cross-border areas labelled European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation (EGTC) or in a structuring process will be compared: Franco-Spanish (Euroregion Nouvelle Aquitaine-Euskadi-Navarra), Franco-German (Eurodistrict Strasbourg-Ortenau) and Franco-Italian-Swiss (Area Mont-Blanc). The methodology will be eminently qualitative, based on quantitative framing data mobilizing the university data platforms (PUD) of the Maisons des Sciences de l’Homme (MSH).

We use the own resources of three MSHs (Aquitaine, Alsace and the Alps) in data management (PUD) and information dissemination. The final goal being to obtain results that are both relevant for cross-border territories and rigorous for the scientific community by considering post-program continuity thanks to an international and multidisciplinary network.