Activities

Recent activities

December
07
2021
Online Workshop

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.



September
28
2021
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.

Past activities

July
15
2021
Online Workshop

Discussing the EP Frontex Scrutiny Working Group’s Report

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
09
2021
Announcement

FFVT Fellowship programme: Applications are now open

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.

June
22
2021
Online Workshop

(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.

May
31
2021
Online Workshop

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
2021
Online Workshop

Workshop-Series "Displacement, Immobility and Human Rights" 2021

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.

January
08
2021
Online Workshop

"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
Online Panel Discussion

FFVT Politik- und Praxisdialog 2020: Flucht- und Flüchtlingsforschung im Gespräch

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.

December
01
2020
Online Discussion

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)

November
05
2020
Online Workshop

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
01
2020
Online Discussion

About the Non/Sense of Distinguishing between Migrants and Refugees

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.

September
17
2020
Online Conference

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.

July
20
2020
Online Discussion

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
09
2020
Online Workshop

Flucht, Governance und Menschenrechte

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
07
2020
Press Release

Vernetzung und Transfer in der Flucht-und Flüchtlingsforschung: FFVT geht online

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
Online Discussion

Corona, Forced Migration and Human Rights - (1) Human mobility in West Africa and Libya

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.

June
22
2020
Online Workshop

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
Online Workshop

Forced migration and refugees: perspectives from peace and conflict research

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.

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