Events

Webinars

Temporary Protection for People Fleeing the War in Ukraine
ASILE, PROTECT & VULNER projects joint forces in a Webinar on May 5, 2022 from 09:00 - 16:00 (CET) to discuss the EU responses to people fleeing the war in Ukraine, including the implementation challenges and the way forward for the Common European Asylum System (CEAS). more
Challenges of Ethnographic Fieldwork Within Migrant Communities
On Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 14.00 we organized our second webinar on research methods ‘Challenges of Ethnographic Fieldwork Within Migrant Communities’.
Watch it online here. more
Understanding Vulnerability in International Human Rights Law
On Thursday, May 27 at 18:00 CET, we organized the webinar 'Understanding Vulnerability in International Human Rights Law'.
Watch it online here. more
Bridging Legal and Empirical Research Methods in Migration Research - What are the Challenges?
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?'
Watch it online here. more
Webinar: Covid-19 and Border Closures
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

VULNER Talk

Temporary Protection for Ukrainian Refugees – The Implementation Challenges Ahead
On Thursday, March 10 2022, from 13.00 -14.00 CET we co-ogranized together with Population Europe the webinar 'Temporary Protection for Ukrainian Refugees – The Implementation Challenges Ahead’ as part of the VULNER Talk Series. Watch it online here.

High-Level Expert Meetings

Science in Policymaking: Understanding the Use of Science in Migration Policy
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
For more detailed information on the event visit here.
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.
The resulting policy brief is part of Population Europe's policy brief series "Population & Policy”.
First High-Level Expert Meeting: Asylum hearings for unaccompanied minors: What are the challenges?
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".

Workshops

Workshop

Workshop

May 05, 2022
On May 11, 2022 from 09:00 - 12:30 CET the Young Researchers Workshop 'Between Borders and Territories: Situations of Vulnerability and Vulnerable Groups' took place at the University of Louvain. more
Workshop with SIforREF

Workshop with SIforREF

January 27, 2022
On January 27, 2022 Sabrina Marchetti, leader of the Italian VULNER team, organised a workshop with the Interegg Central European project "SIforREF-Integrating Refugees in Society and the Labour Market Through Social Innovation" at the Ca' Foscari University in Venice. more
Exploring the Challenges and Pitfalls of Vulnerability in the Belgian Asylum System: Actors in Dialogue
The VULNER Belgium team held a workshop at the Catholic University of Louvain on December 10th 2021 to discuss the team’s recently published VULNER research report on vulnerabilities in Belgium titled  Exploring Vulnerability’s Challenges and Pitfalls in the Belgian Asylum System. more
Launch Seminar: Who are the vulnerable Refugees?
On November 1, 2021 the VULNER Norwegian team presented their research report "Vulnerable Protection Seekers in Norway: Regulations, Practices, and Challenges" during a launch seminar at the Institute for Social Research, ISF. more
VULNER Mid-Term Workshop
On May 27-28, 2021 a mid-term workshop was organized online by the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology to discuss the drafts of the first VULNER research reports thanks to the extensive and detailed feedback from the VULNER advisory board members, and to discuss salient issues in view of the next research phases. more
VULNER kick-off workshop

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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