The Second Plenary Conference Tensions of Europe Network took place in Finland. This conference marked the Launch of the Tensions of Europe Research Program The conference focused on technical change, transnational European history, and tensions of borders. Borders are commonly seen as boundaries created between nation-states but they also reflect many ways in which people, ideas, identities, and things are classified, brought together, and kept separate. This conference explored the crucial related roles of technologies and borders in recent European history and in the process of European integration. It also stimulated researchers of all levels of experience both to cultivate multinational research cooperation and to develop further the multidisciplinary Tensions of Europe Research Program and Intellectual Agenda.