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Transnational Figurations of Displacement: Connectivity and Mobility as Solutions to Protracted Refugee Situations

Objective

TRAFIG introduces a novel perspective on protracted displacement situations (PDS) that will improve the protection and resilience of refugees and enhance trust and cooperation between refugees and host communities. It considers the transnational and local connectivity of displaced people and host communities as well as their capability of mobility as socioeconomic and socio-psychological resources that displaced people use and upon which their resilience relies. The project will develop a rapid assessment tool to identify the most vulnerable groups in PDS and to analyse interactions between displaced and host communities. As an evidence-based tool for creating impact, it will support policymakers and practitioners to enhance the self-reliance of displaced people as well as host-refugees relations through tailored programming and policy development. We closely cooperate with key stakeholders throughout the entire life cycle of the project. Our research is based on a novel concept of transnational figurations of displacement that combines the figuration model – a meso-level approach emphasizing the networks of interdependent human beings – with the transnationalism approach and state-of-the-art knowledge on forced displacement. Through comparative empirical research, both qualitative and quantitative, in camps and urban settings at sites in Asia, Africa, and Europe, TRAFIG will answer the following questions: (1) How do displaced people gain access to and make use of humanitarian and migration policies and programmes? (2) Why and how do displaced people live in vulnerable situations and sustain their livelihoods? How can policy support their self-reliance? (3) How do transnational networks shape refugees’ experiences and trajectories? (4) Which processes structure relations between displaced people and host communities? (5) What are the medium and long-term economic impacts of PDS?

Coordinator

INTERNATIONALES KONVERSIONSZENTRUM BONN GMBH

Address

Pfarrer-Byns-Strasse 1
53121 Bonn

Germany

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 996 177

Participants (11)

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ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 200 598,75

FORUM INTERNAZIONALE ED EUROPEO DI RICERCHE SULL'IMMIGRAZIONE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 260 250

INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR MIGRATION POLICY DEVELOPMENT

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 351 192,50

SOCIETY FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND PRISON AID

Pakistan

EU Contribution

€ 83 988

UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 360 587

CHR MICHELSENS INSTITUTT FOR VIDENSKAP OG ANDSFRIHET STIFTELSE

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 351 620

THE UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 236 748,75

YARMOUK UNIVERSITY

Jordan

EU Contribution

€ 75 325

ADDIS ABABA UNIVERSITY

Ethiopia

EU Contribution

€ 62 847

UNIVERSITAT FUR WEITERBILDUNG KREMS

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 61 136,25

DIGNITY KWANZA - COMMUNITY SOLUTION

Tanzania

EU Contribution

€ 57 956

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 822453

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2019

  • End date

    31 December 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.6.1.3.

H2020-EU.3.6.1.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 098 426,25

  • EU contribution

    € 3 098 426,25

Coordinated by:

INTERNATIONALES KONVERSIONSZENTRUM BONN GMBH

Germany