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Friday, 10 January 2020

New BMBF cooperation project \ Strengthening forced migration and refugees studies

To establish forced migration and refugee studies in Germany as an interdisciplinary field, it is necessary to intensify national and international networking. BICC is participating in the joint project "Forced Migration and Refugee Studies: Networking and Knowledge Transfer" (FFVT), which is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

Photo: BICC \ M. Rudolf

The five-year joint project brings together the expertise of the research institutions Centre for Human Rights Erlangen-Nuremberg (CHREN) at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, the German Development Institute (GDI), the Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies (IMIS) at the University of Osnabrück and the peace and conflict research institute BICC. The project partners have many years of experience in neighbouring fields of forced migration and refugee research, such as research on governance and human rights (CHREN), development research (DIE), migration research (IMIS) and peace and conflict research (BICC). In the course of the FFVT project, the institutes will intensify networking within and between these research fields.

The cooperative project "Forced migration: Research and transfer" (FFT), carried out by IMIS and BICC and funded by the BMBF from 2016 to 2019, already demonstrated the need for targeted networking between the most important research institutions and activities to establish the field of forced migration and refugee studies at an institutional level.  The networking activities of the FFVT partner institutes therefore aim to make German research even more visible in the international research landscape, to initiate joint collaborative research, to establish courses of study and to transfer the research results to politics, the public and practice.

A first international conference of the FFVT network will take place in Cologne from 17 to 19 September 2020.

Press release "Networking in forced migration and refugee studies" (in German, by IMIS)