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Project News: International research project TRAFIG launches its website

12 April 2019

TRAFIG (Transnational Figurations of Displacement) is an EU-funded Horizon 2020 research and innovation project. The project just launched its website, which informs the public about key insights of its work.

The project aims at generating new knowledge to help develop solutions for protracted displacement that are tailored to the needs and capacities of persons affected by displacement. It specifically looks at how displaced people use transnational and local networks as well as mobility as resources to manage their everyday lives.

To do so, from 2019 to 2021, 12 partner organisations will investigate long-lasting displacement situations at multiple sites in Asia, Africa and Europe and analyse options to improve displaced people’s lives. In the interdisciplinary and international consortium led by BICC, ICMPD leads the stakeholder engagement and dialogue with policymakers and further seeks innovative options for disseminating results. In addition, ICMPD analyses protracted displacement situations and examines governance frameworks on displacement at the European and global level.

The TRAFIG website reflects this work. Amongst others, it gives insights into the project’s objectives, activities, key themes and work packages and makes the project outputs available such as publications, tools, blog and video. ICMPD invites researchers, policymakers, practitioners, local stakeholders and the media to keep up to date with TRAFIG activities through the website and following @TRAFIG_EU on Twitter.

The three-year project is implemented by a consortium composed of BICC, as the consortium leader, Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece, Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) in Norway, Dignity Kwanza – Community Solutions in Tanzania, International and European Forum on Migration (FIERI) in Italy, International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) and Danube University Krems in Austria, Society for Human Rights and Prisoners' Aid (SHARP) in Pakistan, Sussex Centre for Migration Research in the United Kingdom, Leiden University in the Netherlands and Yarmouk University in Jordan.