Forced Migration and Refugee Studies: Networking and Knowledge Transfer

The cooperation project “Forced Migration and Refugee Studies: Networking and Knowledge Transfer” (FFVT) aims to strengthen interdisciplinary forced migration and refugee research in Germany. To this end, the project, which is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), brings together research on migration, development, conflict and violence, climate change, health, governance and human rights and other topics. In this way, FFVT supports the networking of researchers and institutes working in all relevant research fields dealing with forced migration. To provide young academics with teaching and training opportunities in forced migration and refugee studies, it plans to establish study and graduate programmes. Furthermore, FFVT plans to promote the internationalisation of German research activities further and, therefore, offers a global fellowship programme, among other things. The dialogue between academia, practitioners, the media and politicians is another key element of its work. FFVT is to contribute to establishing a sustainable infrastructure for research on forced migration and refugee studies in Germany to facilitate excellent academic work in this field.

To focus and connect the scientific debates, FFVT sets changing accent topics in the course of the project. The current accent topic is: "(Im)mobility and global standards of refugee protection".

FFVT is jointly run by the Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC), the Centre for Human Rights Erlangen-Nürnberg (CHREN, University of Erlangen Nuremberg), the German Development Institute (DIE, Bonn) and the Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies (IMIS, University of Osnabrück).

Obituary PD Dr. Elke Grawert
(13 November 1958 - 5 March 2021)

We mourn the loss of a wonderful and dedicated colleague. We greatly appreciated her wealth of ideas, her insistence on often neglected perspectives and her expertise at BICC, CHREN, DIE and IMIS. We had many plans together for the FFVT project. Her sudden death leaves us speechless. We will miss Elke very much.

BICC Obituary

Project of the day

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Befragung zur Qualifikation der Teilnehmenden der Projekte des ESF-Bundesprogramms zur arbeitsmarktlichen Unterstützung für Bleibeberechtigte und Flüchtlinge mit Zugang zum Arbeitsmarkt - Erhebung im Rahmen der Programmevaluation

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Mit der Debatte um Integration sind auch die vorhandenen Qualifikationen von Zuwanderinnen und Zuwandern als wesentliche Voraussetzung für einen Arbeitsmarktzugang in den Fokus der Öffentlichkeit gerückt. Neben den sprachlich bedingten Defiziten, also mangelnder Beherrschung der jeweiligen Landessprache, stellen diese eine wesentliche Barriere der Arbeitsmarktintegration dar.

Vor diesem Hintergrund erfolgte zwischen Mai und Juni 2010 im Rahmen der Evaluation zum ESF-Bundesprogramm zur arbeitsmarktlichen Unterstützung für Bleibeberechtigte und Flüchtlinge mit Zugang zum Arbeitsmarkt eine Befragung zur Qualifikation der Teilnehmenden der geförderten Projekte. Erfasst werden konnten dabei Individualdaten von 10.737 Personen zu den Fragebereichen Soziodemographische Merkmale, Schulbildung, Berufsausbildung, Studium, Berufserfahrungen und Qualifizierungsmaßnahmen.

Mit der Untersuchung konnten erstmals Informationen über eine arbeitsmarktpolitische Zielgruppe in einer Breite erhoben werden, die bisher nicht zur Verfügung stand. Die Daten konnten – über soziodemographische und qualifikatorische Merkmale hinaus – nach regionalen Kriterien (ESF-Zielgebiete, Bundesland und Ort des zuständigen Netzwerkes) aufgegliedert werden. Die Befragung hatte – zumal mit Blick auf Herkunft und bisherige Berufserfahrung bzw. –ausbildung – auch explorativen Charakter.

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FFVT briefing note

Internationalisation in Forced Migration and Refugee Research
  • Franck Düvell

2021, May – Bonn, Osnabrück

A central aim of the FFVT project is to specifically strengthen internationalisation in the field of forced migration and refugee studies. Thereby, it aspires to address various shortcomings identified in the ongoing debate on the politics of knowledge production. Internationalisation, however, is more than just a praxis, more than just doing internationalisation, but a concept based on critical theoretical reflections on scientific knowledge production. We thus aim to combine a pragmatic approach with some theoretical underpinning. In this FFVT briefing note, the author Franck Düvell, highlights the findings from some key publications on internationalising scientific cooperation in this field.

Online-Workshop

CfP: Comparative Forced Migration and Refugee Studies – reflexive, postcolonial, international

September 28 - 29, 2021

Taking a comparative perspective, this 2-days workshop aims at recognising trajectories and patterns as well as interdependencies but also notorious blind spots or hegemonic practices of knowledge production and subsequently the identification of new research questions in the field of forced migration and displacement processes from around the globe.

The Call for Papers is open until 20 June 2021.

Online-Workshop

(Im)mobility in international research cooperation: knowledge and partnerships between the South and North, East and West

June 22, 2021 – Online

This workshop provides a platform for representatives of academic and policy-oriented forced migration and refugee networks to engage in a dialogue to explore, discuss and critically reflect on questions of structural and content-related cooperation among networks and in international cooperation projects in the field from Southern, Eastern and Northern perspectives. The objective is to identify opportunities and obstacles and to come up with practical steps that we, as a community, can take to work towards more participatory and co-creative approaches in international knowledge cooperation.


Online-Workshop

CoNet Connecting Networks – Strengthening international partnerships in refugee and forced migration studies (in cooperation with NWFF)

May 31, 2021 –


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