About TRAFIG

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, about 16 million people— more than two thirds of 20.4 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.

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#3: Access to Europe: Governing the entry of third-country nationals in the European Union

With a view to contributing to the discussion on the EU’s “New Pact on Migration and Asylum”, the webinar examines these questions and presents the findings of research undertaken on “Entry Governance” of the Advancing Alternative Migration Governance (AdMiGov) project, funded under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. Presentations will examine how access is fr... Read more

Staying Connected No. 3 09/2020

TRAFIG Fieldwork in Greece

In Greece, the restrictions applied during Covid-19 pandemic along with the two new Laws adopted since the beginning of 2020, have further tightened migration controls, protection and reception systems, and asylum procedures. Although some expert interviews took place online in May, fieldwork in Greece essentially resumed at mid-June, after the termination of the two-month lockdown (although lockd... Read more