First annual review of EU-funded Horizon 2020 research and innovation project TRAFIG

May 19, 2020
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Millions of refugees and internally displaced people remain in exile for long periods of time without realistic prospects of return, resettlement or local integration. The EU-funded research project TRAFIG (Transnational Figurations of Displacement), started in January 2019, 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.

The evaluation of the TRAFIG project’s first year in the European Commission’s first review of the project was positive. It can help generate policies which can provide more sustainable responses—better protection, more secure livelihoods, secondary mobility through family reunification, etc.—to displacement which the triad of so-called durable solutions has manifestly failed to do. In this sense, the project’s theoretical framework and its policy implications are very well articulated, the review highlights.

At the moment, the Covid-19 pandemic affects joint research on the ground in the project countries Ethiopia, Tanzania, the DR Congo, Jordan, Pakistan, Italy, Greece and Germany.


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Countries covered:

  • Jordan