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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Multi-stakeholder community consultations

Multi-stakeholder community consultations as a multi-purpose research tool: Experiences from the Democratic Republic of Congo

by Patrick Milabyo Kyamusugulwa, Joachim Ruhamya Mugenzi, Stanislas Lubala Kubiha, Innocent Assumani and Carolien Jacobs

The Multi-Stakeholder Community Consultation (MSCC) is a participatory research tool that has been developed by the DR Congo team of TRAFIG and that... Read more

Zooming in on Migration and Asylum

Kicking off new the webinar series "Zooming in on Migration and Asylum" on 30 June!

We're joining forces with our H2020-sister projects ADMIGOV, MAGYC and MIGNEX to present our work and discuss some of today’s most pressing dynamics in the context of migration, displacement and asylum.

All info here

Staying Connected No. 2

Find out more about our projects activities since the start of the year. Read our TRAFIG Newsletter Staying Connected No. 2 for an overview or our latest publications, for updates on the state of our fieldwork, and for our reflections on the impact of the COVID19 pandemic on displaced people.