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High Profile Policy Event

Global Diaspora Mobilisation:

Understanding how EU Member States can Engage Refugee and Migrant Diasporas


Tuesday 28 March 2017, 16.00 - 17.30, Brussels


The ERC Starting Grant “Diasporas and Contested Sovereignty”, University of Warwick and the ESRC Impact Fund organized a high profile policy-relevant event in Brussels on 28 March 2017. The event aims to discuss global diaspora politics considering but also extending knowledge beyond the current refugee crisis. The global refugee crisis brings pressing concerns how to manage refugees on the move and deal with fragile sending states in conflict and disarray. While such concerns take the limelight, long-term effects of refugee and large-scale migration movements remain in the shadow. Over time refugees may return home, but many will remain in their new destinations, or move on to others, and eventually turn into conflict-generated diasporas with durable links to their original homelands. Dr. Maria Koinova (Warwick University) and Dr. Daniel Naujoks (Columbia University) discuss policy-relevant academic findings with representatives of the European Commission and migration-relevant think-tanks in Brussels on 28 March, 2017. More information about this high-profile event could be obtained here


For more information about the ERC starting grant please contact the Project PI Dr Maria Koinova.

Please see:

The presentations from Dr Koinova and Dr Naujoks

The event's briefing paper, inlcuding a summary of the presentations and the biographies of the
academics and key note speakers

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