On 1 January 2019, research partners from Europe, Africa and Asia launched a new EU-funded Horizon2020 research project, TRAFIG (Transnational Figurations of Displacement), which aims to contribute to finding solutions to protracted displacement.
TRAFIG introduces a novel perspective by focusing on refugee’s connectivity and mobility as a part of the solution rather than part of the problem of protracted displacement situations. It will entail comparative empirical research in refugee camps and cities in Asia, Africa, and Europe.
Founding LDRN partner The Van Vollenhoven Institute for Law, Governance & Society at Leiden University will play a key role in this project, with LDRN member Dr Carolien Jacobs leading the empirical research focusing on displacement in Africa.
For more information on this project, see the Leiden University website.