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.

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Forced Migration and Refugee Studies Networking and Knowledge Transfer

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.


FFVT Fellowship programme

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.

Call for Applications


Ukraine: Forced Migration Information Hub

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”. 



FFVT International Summer School on Forced Migration and Governance on the topic of "Climate (Im-)Mobility

July 15 - 20, 2024

The next FFVT International Summer School on Forced Migration and Governance will take place at Nuremberg´s Imperial Castle from 15 to 20 July 2024 and is hosted by the Centre for Human Rights Erlangen-Nuremberg (CHREN). This year the interdisciplinary Summer School deals with the topic of "Climate (Im-)Mobility". The call for applications is open. The application deadline is April, 24th 2024. Please find attached the call for applications for further information and how to apply. The link to the FFVT Summer School website: https://ffvt.net/en/summerschool

Online Panel Discussion

Forced Migration, Conflict, International Protection: The »Report Globale Flucht 2024« Provides Orientation in an Complex Field (in German)

June 19, 2024 – Zoom-Webinar

The global scale of flight and displacement is high. Impacts can be observed at all levels in regions of origin, transit and destination, including encounters, negotiations and conflicts on the ground. The complex interrelationships of displacement can be better understood by focussing on different regions, times and actors. The annual "Global Displacement Report" provides guidance in this regard.


Report Globale Flucht 2024 published (in German)

May 29, 2024

Im Fokus der diesjährigen Ausgabe steht die EU-Flüchtlingspolitik mit der Reform des Gemeinsamen Europäischen Asylsystems. In verschiedenen Rubriken analysieren Expertinnen und Experten zentrale Fragen des Fluchtgeschehen auf globaler Ebene. Auch regionale Schwerpunkte werden gesetzt: So enthält die Publikation Hintergrundberichte aus der Ukraine, der Türkei, dem Iran und der Demokratischen Republik Kongo. In der Rubrik „Fluchtziel Deutschland“ werden unter anderem Herausforderungen rund um die Aufnahme und Integration auf kommunaler Ebene sowie die Situation ukrainischer Geflüchteter beleuchtet.


Vorstellung des Report Globale Flucht 2024 auf der Bundespressekonferenz (in German)

May 27, 2024

Am 27.5.2024 stellten Petra Bendel (CHREN), Franck Düvell (IMIS), Julia Leininger (IDOS) und Benjamin Etzold (bicc) die aktuelle Ausgabe des Report Globale Flucht auf der Bundespressekonferenz in Berlin vor.

Online Discussion

Interdisciplinary Online Lecture Series: Care beyond borders:

May 16 – June 27, 2024

Th lecture series "Care beyond borders: Exploring impacts of migration, displacement and inclusion for the care and nursing sector" will take place on May 16th, June 6th and June 27th. The lecture series is organized in collaboration between two projects of the Center for Human Rights at FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg: The leading project “Gesundheit! Inclusion in the care and nursing sector”, funded by Stiftung Mercator and the joint project “FFVT: Forced Migration and Refugee Studies: Networking and Knowledge Transfer“, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Please find attached the flyer for more information.


Conceptualising the Agency of Forced Migrants: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

April 5, 2024 – IMIS Osnabrück

In this workshop, which is jointly organized by the SFB 1604 “Production of Migration” and the DFG-Project “Negotiating Resettlement”, we will discuss interdisciplinary and reflexive approaches to researching the agency of forced migrants in the past and present.

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