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Children Born of War - Past, Present and Future

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.

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)

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UNIVERSITAET LEIPZIG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 498 432,96

STIFTUNG DEUTSCHE GEISTESWISSENSCHAFTLICHE INSTITUTE IM AUSLAND - DGIA

Germany

UNIVERSITE DE ROUEN NORMANDIE

France

EU Contribution

€ 525 751,20

LATVIJAS UNIVERSITATE

Latvia

EU Contribution

€ 223 577,64

UNIWERSYTET SLASKI

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 224 137,44

KLAIPEDOS UNIVERSITETAS

Lithuania

EU Contribution

€ 220 442,76

UNIVERSITATSMEDIZIN GREIFSWALD KORPERSCHAFT DES OFFENTLICHEN RECHTS

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 249 216,48

UNIVERZITA JANA EVANGELISTY PURKYNE V USTI NAD LABEM

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 232 422,48

LUDWIG BOLTZMANN GESELLSCHAFT OSTERREICHISCHE VEREINIGUNG ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTLICHEN FORSCHUNG

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 255 934,08

STICHTING REINIER VAN ARKEL

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 255 374,28

UNIVERSITAET AUGSBURG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 224 137,44

Partners (13)

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All Saints University Lira

PRESIDENT AND FELLOWS OF HARVARD COLLEGE

GESIS-LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUR SOZIALWISSENSCHAFTEN EV

MAX WEBER STIFTUNG DEUTSCHE GEISTESWISSENSCHAFTLICHE INSTITUTE IM AUSLAND

IRONBRIDGE GORGE MUSEUM TRUST LBG

ICON-INSTITUTE GmbH & Co. KG Consulting Gruppe

OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE

Interperform

Facilitation for Peace and Development

TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY

Centre for Children in Vulnerable Situations

BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION

STATE EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION OF HIGHER PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION RUSSIANSTATE UNIVERSITY FOR THE HUMANITIES

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 642571

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 March 2015

  • End date

    28 February 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 729 290,65

  • EU contribution

    € 3 729 290,40

Coordinated by:

THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM

United Kingdom