“Nothing is more permanent than the temporary?” Understanding protracted displacement and people’s own responses
For the past three years, the Transnational Figurations of Displacement (TRAFIG) project has investigated long-lasting displacement situations in Africa, Asia and Europe and analysed options to improve displaced peoples’ lives by enhancing their chances of building sustainable futures. Undertaking more than 2,700 interviews with displaced people, policymakers and practitioners in 11 countries, TRAFIG has studied the reasons why people end up in protracted displacement situations and what coping strategies they use, identifying possible courses of action for policymakers and solutions that are better tailored to the needs and capacities of displaced persons. The project focused on long-lasting displacement, but its findings also provide important lessons for preventing new displacement from becoming protracted. At this final conference, TRAFIG researchers will share what they learned, and representatives from refugee communities, academia, the policy world, and practitioners will contribute their insights on how more displaced people can access more and better solutions. Speakers will also discuss the war in Ukraine and what lessons from TRAFIG can be applied to address displacement in this context.
The event is organised in a hybrid format. For more information and registration for the event, visit: https://www.trafig.eu/events/trafig-final-conference