Vulnerabilities Under the Global Protection Regime

How Does the Law Assess, Address, Shape and Produce the Vulnerabilities of the Protection Seekers?
Legal and policy instruments at the global and European level increasingly emphasize the need to address the specific needs of vulnerable migrants. But what does it mean to be vulnerable? The aim of the VULNER project is to investigate this question through field studies in selected refugee settlements in Europe (Belgium, Germany, Italy, and Norway), Africa (Uganda and South Africa), the Middle East (Lebanon), and North America (Canada). [...]

News & Events

Published Op-ed

November 24, 2020

Maha Shuayb, Vulner project member and leader of the work package on Lebanon, has published an Op-ed together
 with Cathrine Burn on why education and employment cannnot remain apolitical for young Syrian refugees...

Photo Competition

November 23, 2020

Our VULNER partner, the Centre for Lebanese Studies, launched a photo competition depicting "Life in Times of Crisis", which runs until November 30, 2020 to commemorate the International Human Rights Day, on December 10, 2020...


November 17, 2020

On Thursday, December 10 at 15:00-16:00 (CET), we organize our second webinar on "Bridging legal and empirical research methods in migration research.What are the challenges?". Join our VULNER team members as they discuss with Anuscheh Farahat how legal and empricial research methods can be mobilized effectively...

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Webinar Participation

November 11, 2020

Our Vulner project member, Delphine Nakache, leader of the work package on Canada, is taking part in the upcoming webinar "Opportunity or Threat: Receiving Refugees in Canada and the Effects of the Global Compacts on Refugees and Migrants" organized by the PROTECT project team. The webinar is on Friday, November 20th 2020 at 10:00 - 11:30 (EST).

Further information can be found here.


November 03, 2020

Our Vulner project member, Dr. Erlend Paasche, senior researcher at the Norwegian Institute for Social Research, was recently ask to give his expert opinion at the EU Commission on how the EU can improve its return policy for rejected asylum seekers and irregular migrants...


November 02, 2020

The recording of the Webinar "The Aftermath of 2015 – Lessons Learnt From the So-Called Migration Crisis in Germany", which was held on October 28th 2020 and organized as part of the Research Initiative on Migration of the Max Planck Society (The Challenges of Migration, Integration and Exclusion) is now available to watch online...

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