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, 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.

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What solutions for Protracted Displacement? – Roundtable on Policy Options
, Brussels

The Roundtable will discuss viable policy options, which enhance the self-reliance and resilience of displaced people, and which simultaneously respond to the needs of host countries. Stakeholders will bring in their own perspective on applied policies and programmes, discussing how protection-, livelihood support and development-oriented policies directed towards refugees can be aligned with the needs of host countries of refugees and other populations affected by violent conflict. For more information on the content and agenda of the Roundtable, please click here.

Few seats are still available, please register until 17th May via the registration form and send it to trafig@icmpd.org