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Slavery in Africa: a dialogue between Europe and Africa

Objective

The overall objective of the project is to establish a top-level scientific network of several institutions and research groups from Europe and Africa on the field of slavery studies. It aims at focusing mutual efforts of 13 partners with extended and complementary competences in their respective research fields and at gathering multidisciplinary expertise in slavery-related issues by encouraging the exchange of young and senior researchers from both continents.
This network will be the first of its kind in the world. Our goal is to conduct research on both historical and contemporary slavery and forced labour and to emphasize its international dimension. One of the main goals of this project is to bridge disciplinary and regional area studies or initiatives, to encourage dialogue and to engage in collaborative research. It will involve African and European researchers from various disciplines from different parts of the world with complementary skills. It will enrich the analysis of the underlying local situations and address the impact of slavery and slave trade on population histories in Europe and Africa.
This project is composed of three components (training, research, diffusion) and aims to address the main objectives of the RISE programme such as:
- The promotion and support scientific and technological cooperation between African and European researchers working in research institutions and universities;
- The development of new collaborative linkages that will result in innovative ideas;
- The building of the capacities of junior researchers;
- The encouragement of exchanges and synergy between researchers, by supporting their mobility and establishing a sustainable network and reach out various communities within and outside academia.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/law/human rights/human rights violations/human trafficking

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2016
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Coordinator

INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT
Address
Boulevard De Dunkerque 44 Cs 90009
13572 Marseille
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 301 500

Participants (6)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 85 500
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITE DE NANTES
France
EU contribution
€ 175 500
Address
Quai De Tourville 1
44035 Nantes Cedex 1
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BATH SPA UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 270 000
Address
Newton St Loe Newton Park
BA29BN Bath
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 27 000
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Faculdade de letras da Universidade de Lisboa
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 126 000
Address
Alameda Da Reitoria (Cidade Universitaria)
1600-214 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 121 500
Address
Mittelweg 177
20148 Hamburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (6)

UNIVERSITE DE YAOUNDE I
Cameroon
Address
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8390 Yaounde
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF MAURITIUS
Mauritius
Address
Reduit
Reduit
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NATIONAL MUSEUMS OF KENYA
Kenya
Address
Museum Hill 20
00100 Nairobi
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITE CHEIKH ANTA DIOP DE DAKAR
Senegal
Address
Avenue Martin Luther King
- Dakar Fann
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF EASTERN AFRICA
Kenya
Address
Langata
00200 Nairoi
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ADDIS ABABA UNIVERSITY
Ethiopia
Address
Addis Ababa University
1176 Addis Ababa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments