Displacement is normally regarded as a temporary phenomenon. Yet, more than 13 million people - two thirds of 20 million refugees worldwide - have been in exile for long periods of time without prospect of return, resettlement or local integration.
TRAFIG (Transnational Figurations of Displacement) is an EU-funded project involving 12 partners across the globe that is investigating these situations of long-lasting displacement at multiple sites in Asia, Africa and Europe. The project aims to generate new knowledge to help develop solutions for protracted displacement that are tailored to the needs and capacities of persons affected by displacement. In this event, the work carried out so far in TRAFIG will be presented.
Introduction and summary of the TRAFIG project - Dr Benjamin Etzold (BICC, Bonn)
What are "Transnational Figurations of Displacement"? Conceptualizing protracted displacement in the age of mobility and connectivity - Dr Benjamin Etzold (BICC, Bonn) / Prof Russell King (University of Sussex)
How do protracted displacement situations unfold? Lessons from the past - Dr Albert Kraler (Danube University Krems)
Governing displacement in the Global North and South - Dr Carolien Jacobs (Leiden University) and Dr Pamela Kea (University of Sussex)
Moderation - Prof Nuno Ferreira (University of Sussex)