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5th Conference of the German Network for Forced Migration Studies, 17-18 September 2024, Bonn
We are pleased to announce that the international Conference of the German Network for Forced Migration Studies (NWFF) jointly organised with collaborative project “Forced Migration and Refugee Studies: Networking and Knowledge Transfer" (FFVT) and the European Coalition of Migrants and Refugees (EU COMAR) will be hosted in Bonn in September 2024.
The collaborative project "Forced Migration and Refugee Studies: Networking and Knowledge Transfer” (FFVT) aims to strengthen interdisciplinary research on forced migration and refugees 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 fields of research dealing with forced migration.
Strengthening the ties between German research to international Forced Migration and Refugee Studies is a core concern of the project “Forced Migration and Refugee Studies: Networking and Knowledge Transfer (FFVT).” So far, German research is only inadequately represented in the international scientific landscape. The Bonn peace and conflict research institute BICC, the Centre for Human Rights Erlangen-Nürnberg (CHREN), the German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS) and the Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies (IMIS) at the University of Osnabrück are working together as partners to increase the visibility of research in the international scientific landscape.
Besides causing widespread destruction and immense suffering, the Russian attack on Ukraine on 24 February 2022 also forced many people to leave their homes. This has led to mass forced migration and displacement, unprecedented in Europe in this scale and speed since World War II. For this reason, the FFVT project has set up a “Forced Migration Information Hub”.
2nd Roundtable Forced Migration Studies on “Research-policy Relations in the Context of (Forced) Migration”
December 7, 2023 – Bonner Universitätsforum, Heussallee 18-24, 53113 Bonn
We cordially invite researchers from all disciplines and institutions (universities, universities of applied sciences, non-university research institutions, think tanks) as well as practitioners and experts from NGOs, associations, policy, etc. to our Second Roundtable on (Forced) Migration Studies. This roundtable will focus on research-policy relations in the context of (forced) migration.
December 11, 2023 – Geneva
Co-hosted by the Graduate Institute, the Global Academic Interdisciplinary Network (GAIN), the Local Engagement Refugee Research Network (LERRN) and Forced Migration and Refugee Studies: Networking and Knowledge Transfer (FFVT), this workshop aims to facilitate exchange among researchers on common issues related to the role of academic research in advancing the objectives of the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR).
December 12, 2023 – Geneva & online
Co-hosted by the Government of Brazil, the Government of Canada, and the Graduate Institute (IHEID), in partnership with UNHCR, the Global Academic Interdisciplinary Network (GAIN), and the International Development and Research Centre (IDRC), this linked event is part of the Global Refugee Forum session on Shifting Power and Expanding Refugee Access to Higher Education and Self-Reliance Multi-Stakeholder Pledges.
Brown Bag Lecture: Conflict-induced Displacement and Translocal Coping Strategies Among Internally Displaced Persons in Urban Ethiopia
December 18, 2023 – BICC
The projects “Return and Belonging after Conflict-induced Displacement (RE-MIG)” and “Forced Migration and Refugee Studies: Networking and Knowledge Transfer (FFVT)” are organising a Brown Bag Lecture on "Conflict-induced Displacement and Translocal Coping Strategies Among Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Urban Ethiopia" held by Dereje Regasa.
5th Conference of the German Network for Forced Migration Studies - Regional and Local Responses to Global Refugee Movements: Contexts, Challenges, Solutions
September 16 - 18, 2024
Forced migration and displacement in the context of violent conflicts and natural disasters have been on the rise for years. At the same time, right-wing populist voices against immigration and people seeking protection are gaining attention and influence in many countries.
Lived transnationalism in times of violent conflict – Cross-border connections and mobilities of people, goods and capital
March 27 - 28, 2023 – Bonn
On 27/28 March 2023, BICC hosts the interdisciplinary symposium “Lived transnationalism in times of violent conflict – Cross-border connections and mobilities of people, goods and capital” in Bonn. The symposium is organized by the FFVT project in cooperation with the IMISCOE Standing Committee on Migrant Transnationalism (MITRA). It aims to provide a space of engagement for both established scholars and PhD candidates in the fields of (forced) migration studies as well as peace and conflict studies, who are working on the transnational entanglements of diverse actors in violent conflicts.