DIASPEACE—Diaspora for Peace: Patterns, trends and potentials of long-distance diaspora involvement in conflict settings. Case studies from the Horn of Africa

The perception of migrants in the European Union has changed considerably in recent years. Increasing attention is now being focused on the complex political, social and cultural involvement of migrants from crisis regions in peace and development processes in their countries of origin. BICC is taking part in the multi-year international EU research project “Diasporas for Peace: Patterns, Trends and Potential of Long-distance Diaspora Involvement in Conflict Settings (DIASPEACE)”, which sets out to establish new findings on diaspora activities both in the countries of origin and receiving countries as well as on a transnational level.


Project partners (outside BICC)

University of Jyväskylä (Finland), Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology (Germany), Peace Research Institute of Oslo (Norway), African Diaspora Policy Centre (the Netherlands), Centro Studi Politica Internazionale (Italy), Forum for Social Studie

Funded by

7th EU Research Framework Programme

Duration of project

until 2011

Other publications

Warnecke, Andrea and Peter J. Croll. 2008. “The Security-Migration Nexus. Challenges and Opportunities of African Migration to EU Countries.” Conference Report. Wissenschaft und Frieden, 26, 2/2008, p. 64.