TRAFIG, Transnational Figurations of Displacement, is an EU-funded Horizon 2020 research and innovation project. 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.

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 prospects of return, resettlement or local integration. The number of internally displaced persons who cannot return is unknown. Both groups find themselves in protracted displacement.

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. TRAFIG looks at how transnational and local networks as well as mobility are used as resources by displaced people to manage their everyday lives.

TRAFIG will:

  • provide academic evidence on refugee movements and protracted displacement
  • analyse which conditions could help to improve displaced people’s everyday lives
  • inform policymakers on how to develop solutions to protracted displacement.




TRAFIG methodological workshop in Italy: meet the Italian team

The preparation of the European part of the TRAFIG fieldwork started with a workshop held in Torino, Italy on 21-22 October 2019. The workshop was organised and hosted by the Forum of International and European Research on Immigration (FIERI) – leader of TRAFIG Work Package 6, which investigates protracted displacement in Europe. The whole FIERI team involved in the TRAFIG project participated i... Read more

TRAFIG Panel as CEASAVAL Conference

Albert Kraler, partner of the TRAFIG consortium partner had the opportunity to present, test and discuss the TRAFIG concept and some preliminary findings in the framework of the final conference of the CEASEVAL project on 1 and 2 October 2019 in Chemnitz, Germany. The Conference titled “Refuge Europe – a question of solidarity?” focused on asylum in the European context thematising questions of... Read more