On Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 14.00 we organized our second webinar on research methods ‘Challenges of Ethnographic Fieldwork Within Migrant Communities’.
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On Thursday, May 27 at 18:00 CET, we organized the webinar 'Understanding Vulnerability in International Human Rights Law'.
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On Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 15:00 - 16:00 CET, we organized the webinar 'Bridging Legal and Empirical Research Methods in Migration Research - What are the Challenges?'
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On Monday, June 29 at 15:00 – 16:00 (Berlin time), we organized a webinar on 'COVID-19 and Border Closures: How are Vulnerable Migrants Affected?' Watch it online here. more

High-Level Expert Meetings

On October 25, 2021, we co-organized this meeting together with the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies in Potsdam (IASS), and our sister project QuantMig
The objective of the meeting was to discuss how policymakers and actors involved in policymaking in the area of international migration make sense and use science in their daily routines. How do they collect the information they need to make decisions – internally and externally? How do they decide on which experts to trust and from which disciplinary backgrounds? Are there institutional guidelines facilitating or hindering science-related action? And what role does the media - and particularly - digital media play in that regard – as a source of information or disinformation?
The discussion shed light on science information and communication habits by different actors involved in policymaking and addressed institutional strategies for improving evidence-informed policymaking.
A policy brief summarizing the content of the discussion can be found here
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Second High-Level Expert Meeting: Addressing the vulnerability of trafficked and exploited migrants: lights and shadows 10 years after the EU Directive 2011/36/EU

VULNER's second high-level expert meeting took place on October 5, 2021 from 08:00 - 10:00 CET organized by Population Europe. During the meeting, Sabrina Marchetti and Letizia Palumbo, VULNER project members and in charge of the work package on human trafficking, discussed the progress made in the fight against trafficking of humans and exploitation in the ten years since the adoption of the EU Directive 2011/36.
Based on the intermediate findings of the VULNER project, Sabrina Marchetti and Letizia Palumbo illuminated gaps and limitations in terms of the protection of the rights of victims. The adopted approach  and the perspective supported by the EU's new strategy on trafficking in human beings was critically explored with the audience, and the discussion informed on what still needs to be done.
A policy brief summarizing the content of the discussion will be published soon.
VULNER’s first high-level expert meeting took place on October 22, 2020 from 14:00 - 16:00 CET organized by Population Europe. During this online meeting VULNER partners Hilde Lidén, leader of the work package on Norway, and Sylvie Sarolea, leader of the work package on Belgium, presented their research findings on the hearing and interview process for unaccompanied minors to selected experts.
Based on the outcomes of this high-level expert meeting the policy brief Vulnerabilities Beyond Age - Filling the gaps in asylum hearing procedures for unaccompanied minors is providing five key policy recommendations to ensure children's rights and agency are fulfilled during the asylum process.
The policy brief is part of Population Europe's policy brief series "Population & Policy Compact".


VULNER kick-off workshop

February 20, 2020
On 20 February 2020, a workshop was organized at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology to launch the VULNER research project. Discussions during the workshop addressed the key methodologies and concepts that will support the implementation phase of the project. more


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