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Tailoring Research and inclusion Strategies for vulnerable migrant contexts: the final conference of the RAISD Project



This International Conference is organised under the H2020 project RAISD  addresses the need for effective strategies for the attention and inclusion of distinctively Vulnerable Groups among Forcibly Displaced People.

The Conference will be held on May 17th and 18th, 2022, at Real Albergo dei Poveri in C.so Calatafimi, 217 – Palermo, Italy. Registration is possible until 01/05/2022, 12h00 CET

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Forced displacement crises overcome societies and institutions all over the world. Pushed by the urgencies rather than events, solutions are frequently reactive, partial, and disregard some groups. The project ‘Reshaping Attention and Inclusion Strategies for Distinctively vulnerable people among the forcibly displaced’ (RAISD) aims at identifying highly Vulnerable Groups (VG) among these forcibly displaced people, analysing their specific needs (Panel 1), and finding suitable practices to address them (Panel 2). The concept of ‘vulnerability context’ considers the interplay between the features of these persons and their hosting communities, their interactions and experiences, and how different solutions for attention and inclusion affect them. As a result of this work, a methodology to carry out these studies was developed. They pursue characterizing these migrations and developing suitable aid strategies for them.

The Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) frames the project. It proposes that all actors (including civil society) co-design actions, transversely integrates the gender perspective, and supports sustainability. Our research strategy is based on methodological triangulation (i.e. the combined application of several methodologies). We implemented it through a specific participatory action research approach to fulfil the aim of undertaking advocacy-focused research, grounded in human rights and socio-ecological models. The team worked as a network of units in countries along migration routes. The units promoted the VG people’ involvement, so they spoke with their own voices, gathered information, and tested practices. Work relied on a tight integration of Social and Computer Sciences research. Automated learning and data mining will continue helping to provide evidence-based recommendations and reduce priori biases. A software tool supports collaboration, continuing previous H2020- funded RRI work.

Please note, the Conference will be held in English language (availability of Italian simultaneous translation).

Scholarships for 5 external Stakeholders – Deadline April 20th, 2022

International External Stakeholders in the field of migration are invited to apply for the financial support from the H2020 Programme to attend the RAISD International Conference.

This kind of funding is provided for 5 (five) actors that commit to further exploit the RAISD Results into own research and/or practices for the inclusion of highly vulnerable people in forced displacement.

If selected, the candidates will need to provide evidence of knowledge multiplication-exploitation activities implemented in their own local context after max. 2 months after the event in Palermo (e.g. publication of scientific article, local projects/workshops implementation, media campaigning and alike).

Discover how to apply