“You can’t understand someone until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes”. A multi-perspective conversation across professional boundaries.
October 30, 2021
With this intervention at the CMMA 2021, the collaborative project "Forced Migration and Refugee Research: Networking and Knowledge Transfer" (FFVT) invites actors from research, politics, public administration, media and civil society to a dialogue in order to facilitate an exchange of experiences and knowledge.
November 8, 2021 –
In August 2021, the rapid breakdown of the Afghan government and the subsequent takeover by the Taliban surprised many people in Germany, in the USA, and in allied countries. In the preceding months and after the government collapse, the situation of forced migrants in Afghanistan and Afghan refugees in the region has further deteriorated due to a persisting fragile and complex situation. Therefore, FFVT on point takes up the issue to discuss and assess the current situation together with academics and practitioners.
Refugees: Integration, Harmonisation, Solidarity, Hospitality or what? Philosophies,Policies and Practices in Turkey and Germany
November 26, 2021
Turkey is hosting several million refugees, mostly from Syria but also many other countries. Germany, too, has a long tradition of hosting large numbers of displaced persons and migrants. Both states,and its societies and municipalities share long experiences with migration and the challenges to social cohesion. However, there are major differences in the respective country’s trajectories and perspectives. The conference aims to facilitate an open conversation and cooperation between German and Turkish academics enriched by some international experts on how to think about and how to govern (new) diversity with the view to also underpin the practical challenges especially on the level of municipalities in both countries.
FFVT Scholarly Workshop „Forced Migration and Dynamics of Political Mobilisation: conceptual approaches, comparative and case studies“
December 7, 2021
This Workshop invites scholars to look into forced migration from the angle of political
mobilisation. Abstracts can be submitted until 13 September 2021.
Going local: refugees'/migrants’ integration processes at the local level. Italo-German experiences in the European context
February 9 - 11, 2022
The purpose of the colloquium is to discuss migrants’/refugees’ integration processes at the local level, highlighting barriers and enablers, as well as the recent trend toward a (g)localisation of refugee/migration research from an Italo-German perspective. The networking workshop is hosted by the CHREN as part of the FFVT project in cooperation with Prof. Dr. Veronica Federico (Università degli Studi di Firenze | UniFI).
October 4 - 5, 2021
This workshop addresses the critique of categories and the debates about them in development research and considers their relevance and utility for forced migration studies (FMS). For this purpose, three critically discussed categories in recent years are used as examples: “global South and global North”, “new actors – self-empowerment and emancipation of marginalised groups”, and “digitalisation”. For better contextualisation, the workshop will be accompanied by a keynote lecture on categorisations in development and FMS.
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.
August 10, 2021
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).” One important element on the road to stronger
networking in this research field is the FFVT Fellowship programme: Its aim is to intensify the exchange between the consortium partners and international researchers.
Advances, Recent Trends and Knowledge Gaps in Forced Migration and Refugee Research in and on Turkey
July 29 - 30, 2021
The Turkey Migration Studies Network (TurkMiS) workshop “Advances, Recent Trends and Knowledge Gaps in Forced Migration and Refugee Research in and on Turkey”, was the 10th Anniversary Event of TurkMiS and the 15th International Workshop. It took stock of the achievements of the last decade of knowledge production on refugees in Turkey.
July 15, 2021
As part of the FFVT-workshop series "Displacement, Immobility and Human Rights", the CHREN is hosting a panel to discuss the results of the European Parliament's "Frontex Scrutiny Working Group".
Participation is open and free of charge, no prior registration is required.
July 9, 2021
One important element on the road to stronger networking the field of Forced Migration and Refugee Research is the FFVT Fellowship Programme: Its aim is to intensify the exchange between the consortium partners and international researchers. The programme serves to strengthen the research and transfer activities of future fellows in Forced Migration and Refugee Studies.
We invite PhD students and junior researchers whose PhD topic is relevant to our field of research and who have been working on it for about a year as well as post-docs and experienced researchers who are well-established in their research field to apply for the FFVT-fellowship programme.
(Im)mobility in international research cooperation: knowledge and partnerships between the South and North, East and West
June 22, 2021
This workshop provided 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 was 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.
CoNet Connecting Networks – Strengthening international partnerships in refugee and forced migration studies (in cooperation with NWFF)
May 31, 2021 –
In this workshop, the German Network for Forced Migration Studies (NWFF) and FFVT invited networks from around the world working on issues related to forced migration and refugees to come together to find ways to strengthen the development of international partnerships in this field. This first workshop addressed questions about structural and organisational cooperation among the networks.
May 27 – July 15, 2021
With this workshop-series, the intersection of displacement, immobility and human rights will be assessed from different dimensions, localities, and including multiple perspectives.
Participation is open and free of charge, no prior registration is required.
"A fresh start? Review of the German EU Council Presidency and analysis of the EU Asylum and Migration Pact"
January 8, 2021
As part of the FFVT project, the CHREN organizes a workshop on January 8th of 2021. In this workshop, the new proposals for an EU Migration and Asylum Pact by the EU Commission and the achievements of the German EU Council Presidency in this regard, were discussed in two panels. For the first panel, Prof. Dr. Petra Bendel and Dr. Lorenz Wiese invited Anuscheh Farahat (CHREN), Gerald Knaus (European Stability Initiative) and Daniel Thym (University of Konstanz / SVR), and for the second panel, Luise Amtsberg (MdB, Die Grünen), Lena Düpont (MdEP, CDU), Cornelia Ernst (MdEP, Die Linke), and Birgit Sippel (MdEP, SPD).
December 10, 2020
Seit der Ankunft hunderttausender Geflüchteter in Deutschland im Jahr 2015 hat sich die öffentliche Diskussion über Flucht und Migration in Deutschland verschärft. Teile der politischen und medialen Öffentlichkeit greifen dabei sehr selektiv auf Zahlen, Fakten und wissenschaftliche erforschte Zusammenhänge zurück, um sie für ihre jeweiligen Narrative und Argumente zu nutzen. Die Kontextualisierung von Einzelinformationen tritt oft in den Hintergrund. Stattdessen dominiert das Spiel mit Einstellungen, Emotionen und Vorurteilen.
Corona, Flucht und Menschenrechte - (3) Die Unterbringung Geflüchteter in Deutschland und insbesondere Bayern
December 1, 2020
Online-Diskussion im Rahmen des Projekts FFVT (Flucht und Flüchtlingsforschung: Vernetzung und Transfer) am Centre for Human Rights Erlangen-Nürnberg (CHREN)
Local integration of refugees in light of the 2030 Agenda: CRRF and beyond - Connecting Development with Forced Migration and Refugee Studies
November 5 - 6, 2020
In a world of almost 80 million displaced people according to official numbers, forced migration has become a major issue of global development just as much as of humanitarian and political concern. Achieving the global goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by the United Nations in 2015 will not be possible unless the plight of millions of refugees and the needs of their hosting communities—most of which are located in low- and middle-income countries—are addressed in a more sustainable manner than in the past. Protracted violent conflicts have made secure return a distant prospect in most of today’s major refugee situations. At the same time, resettlement into third countries has also remained a privilege for only a fraction of those displaced. Under these conditions, important international documents, such as the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) adopted by UN member states in 2016, call for a paradigm shift: Instead of keeping refugees in camps, countries are called upon to promote the local integration of displaced people. Several refugee hosting countries, most notably in Africa and the Middle East, have begun to implement this new approach.
October 1, 2020
While in policy and public, it is often taken for granted to distinguish between migrants and refugees, researchers and practitioners tend to reject a simple dichotomy, and struggle to assign clear labels to the opalescent realities. In this panel debate, hosted by IMIS, we aim to shed light on the diverse legal, scholarly and discursive practices and carve out lines of controversies to better understand the reasoning behind the different approaches.
3rd Conference of the German Network of Forced Migration Researchers – Contexts of Displacement, Refugee Protection and Forced Migrants' Lives
September 17 - 19, 2020
The conference opens an international forum for the presentation and discussion of current research results, as well as for supporting interdisciplinary exchange and cooperation. The conference serves as a platform for discussion and networking among researchers in the field of refugee and forced migration studies.
Corona, Flucht und Menschenrechte - (2) Die Situation Geflüchteter an den griechischen EU-Außengrenzen
July 20, 2020
Für die Diskussionsreihe „Corona, Flucht und Menschenrechte“ lädt das Centre for Human Rights Erlangen-Nürnberg (CHREN) im Rahmen des FFVT-Projekts Expert*innen aus NGOs, Politik, Medien und Wissenschaft ein, um von der Situation Geflüchteter und Migrant*innen in verschiedenen Regionen zu berichten. Die Beiträge werden von Mitgliedern des Centre for Human Rights Erlangen-Nürnberg (CHREN) moderiert und menschenrechtlich eingeordnet. Zusätzlich besteht die Möglichkeit für das Publikum, den Expert*innen Fragen zu stellen bzw. eigene Kommentare einzubringen.
July 9 - 10, 2020
Im Rahmen des FFVT-Projekts richtet das CHREN am 9. und 10. Juli einen ersten Workshop aus. Darin bearbeiten renommierte Wissenschaftler*innen und Politiker*innen aktuelle Herausforderungen der globalen, europäischen und nationalen Ebene von Flucht, Governance und Menschenrechten im Bereich der Fluchtmigration.
July 7, 2020
The launch of ffvt.net marks the creation of a comprehensive online information service for forced migration and refugee studies in Germany.
June 29, 2020
For the discussion series "Corona, Forced Migration and Human Rights" the Centre for Human Rights Erlangen-Nuremberg (CHREN) invites experts* from NGOs, politics, media and science to report on the situation of refugees and migrants* in different regions within the FFVT-project. The contributions will be moderated by members of the Centre for Human Rights Erlangen-Nuremberg (CHREN) and classified according to human rights. In addition, the audience will have the opportunity to ask the experts questions.
International Perspectives for Forced Migration and Refugee Studies in Germany: Challenges and Opportunities
June 22 - 23, 2020
1st Workshop on International Research Cooperation of “Forced Migration and Refugee Studies: Networking and Knowledge Transfer” (FFVT)
FFVT aspires to establish sustainable international partnerships with strategically relevant institutions in the medium term. The aim of this first workshop is to initiate a discussion process on how more international visibility of research on refugees and forced migration in Germany can be achieved. Goals and corresponding strategies will be discussed.
April 27, 2020
The workshop has the aim to explore the intersection of the two research fields „Peace & Conflict Research“ and „Forced Migratin and Refugee Studies“ and to identify areas for future collaboration.