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Children Born of War - Past, Present and Future

Objective

The physical and psychosocial impact of armed conflict on children is immense and particularly so, if these children are associated with the enemy. Overwhelming evidence suggests that children born of war (CBOW), i.e. children fathered by foreign soldiers and born to local mothers have been and continue to be a major obstacle to successful integration of both their mothers and themselves into post-conflict societies. At a global level, previous UN studies have further emphasized the lack of research on children born out of forced pregnancies in armed conflict. The proposed network addresses the described shortcomings by advancing the knowledge base through systematic analysis of lived experiences of CBOW in a variety of 20th century conflict and post-conflict situations.
The main research goal is to further our understanding of how (if at all) CBOW in conflict and post-conflict situations are integrated into society; how (if at all) militaries, governments, and nongovernmental policy makers assist this integration process; and how the children's lived experiences reflect broader societal attitudes to memories of war and vice versa. Our vision is to promote scientific excellence by exploiting the specific research expertise and infrastructure of the co-ordinating partner and all participants in order to advance the research competencies and employability of early career researchers. Their enhanced understanding of the challenges of CBOW in volatile societies will inform the normative debates and, ultimately, policies on the reintegration of CBOW into post-conflict societies. By combining historical, social empirical, psychiatric, political, legal, memory, public health and development studies with the discourse surrounding currently enacted humanitarian intervention, insights gained from this network will surpass existing knowledge and will help improve on current integration efforts.

Field of science

  • /humanities/history and archaeology/history
  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/public and environmental health
  • /humanities/arts/modern and contemporary art/film
  • /social sciences/political science/political transitions/armed conflicts
  • /social sciences/political science/political policy/civil society/nongovernmental organization
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/obstetrics and gynaecology/obstetrics

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2014
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 819 863,64

Participants (11)

UNIVERSITAET LEIPZIG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 498 432,96
Address
Ritterstrasse 26
04109 Leipzig
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MAX WEBER STIFTUNG DEUTSCHE GEISTESWISSENSCHAFTLICHE INSTITUTE IM AUSLAND

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Rheinallee 6
53173 Bonn
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITE DE ROUEN NORMANDIE
France
EU contribution
€ 525 751,20
Address
Rue Thomas Becket 1 Mont Saint Aignan
76821 Mont Saint Aignan Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LATVIJAS UNIVERSITATE
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 223 577,64
Address
Rainis Boulevard 19
1586 Riga
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIWERSYTET SLASKI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 224 137,44
Address
Ul. Bankowa 12
40 007 Katowice
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KLAIPEDOS UNIVERSITETAS
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 220 442,76
Address
Herkaus Manto 84
92294 Klaipeda
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITATSMEDIZIN GREIFSWALD KORPERSCHAFT DES OFFENTLICHEN RECHTS
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Fleischmannstrasse 8
17489 Greifswald
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERZITA JANA EVANGELISTY PURKYNE V USTI NAD LABEM
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 232 422,48
Address
Pasteurova 3544/1
400 96 Usti Nad Labem
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LUDWIG BOLTZMANN GESELLSCHAFT OSTERREICHISCHE VEREINIGUNG ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTLICHEN FORSCHUNG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 255 934,08
Address
Nussdorfer Strasse 64/6
1090 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
STICHTING REINIER VAN ARKEL
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 255 374,28
Address
Bethaniestraat 2
5211 LJ S Hertogenbosch
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITAET AUGSBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 224 137,44
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 2
86159 Augsburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (13)

All Saints University Lira
Uganda
Address
Obote Avenue 6
Lira
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PRESIDENT AND FELLOWS OF HARVARD COLLEGE
United States
Address
Massachusetts Avenue 1350
02138 Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GESIS-LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUR SOZIALWISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
Address
B2 1
68159 Mannheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
MAX WEBER STIFTUNG DEUTSCHE GEISTESWISSENSCHAFTLICHE INSTITUTE IM AUSLAND
Germany
Address
Rheinallee 6
53173 Bonn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IRONBRIDGE GORGE MUSEUM TRUST LBG
United Kingdom
Address
Coach Road Coalbrookdale
TF8 7DQ Telford
Activity type
Other
ICON-INSTITUTE GmbH & Co. KG Consulting Gruppe
Germany
Address
Von-groote-strasse 28
50968 Koln
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE
United Kingdom
Address
Blackfriars Road 203
SE1 8NJ London
Activity type
Other
Interperform
Germany
Address
Berlichingenstrasse 15
10553 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Facilitation for Peace and Development
Uganda
Address

Lira
Activity type
Other
TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY
Israel
Address
Ramat Aviv
69978 Tel Aviv
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Centre for Children in Vulnerable Situations
Belgium
Address
H. Dunantlaan 2
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION
United Kingdom
Address
Portland Place Broadcasting House
W1A 1AA London
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
STATE EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION OF HIGHER PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION RUSSIANSTATE UNIVERSITY FOR THE HUMANITIES
Russia
Address
Miusskaya Ploschad 6
125993 Moskva
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments