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Forced Migration and Refugee Studies: Networking and Knowledge Transfer

Research on forced migration has received increased attention in recent years. However, Forced Migration and Refugee Studies have not yet been institutionally embedded in the German research landscape. Towards this end, BICC, together with the Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies at the University of Osnabrück (IMIS), the Centre for Human Rights Erlangen-Nürnberg (CHREN) and the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) has started the Project “Forced Migration and Refugee Studies: Networking and Knowledge Transfer—FFVT”. The project has a duration of five years (2020-2024) and is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF),

BICC will contribute to linking the core disciplines of the network partners—Peace and Conflict Research (BICC), Migration Studies (IMIS), Development Research (DIE) and Governance and Human Rights Research (CHREN)—more closely with Forced Migration and Refugee Studies and to stimulating cooperation with other related disciplines, such as health and education research. A first event in this regard will be the International Conference “Contexts of Displacement, Refugee Protection and Forced Migrants’ Lives”, which FFVT will conduct together with the Netzwerk Fluchtforschung in Cologne in September 2020 (see https://fluchtforschung.net/flufoko2020en/).  

The FFVT project aims to initiate joint collaborative research, make German Forced Migration and Refugee Studies more visible in the international scientific landscape, establish academic courses and a close exchange between FFVT and science, politics and practice. 

FFVT builds on the collaborative research project “Forced Displacement: Research and Transfer (FFT) that was carried out by IMIS and BICC from 2016 to 2019, also funded by the BMBF.  

General information on the FFVT-project and the research outcomes of the FFT-project, including the interactive research map, are currently available on the FFT-website:
https://flucht-forschung-transfer.de  

Project partners (outside BICC)
CHREN—Centre for Human Rights Erlangen-Nürnberg (CHREN)
DIE—German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik
IMIS—Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies of the University of Osnabrück

Funded by

BMBF - German Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Duration of project

2020-2024