Transitory Lives Dissemination Workshop – London


Workshop – Royal Anthropological Institute, 50 Fitzroy St, Fitzrovia, London W1T 5BT

15 March 2017, 09.30 – 16.30.


Transitory Lives is an ESRC/DFID funded project on the refugee/migration crisis in the Mediterranean. It focuses on the central and south eastern Mediterranean migration routes (Greece, South Italy), addressing the social effects of high-risk migration upon migrants and receiving communities. The project has been documenting and analysing the shortcomings and strengths of current policies and structures, and has been designed to facilitate the development of comprehensive research and policy responses to migration emergencies.

On March 15 2017 we are holding a workshop in order to disseminate our research findings in the last stages of our data analysis and in anticipation of our final report. The presentation of our findings will be organised around the following interest areas:

1) Migrant/refugee journeys (including non-linear, messy journeys and their effects on the categories of refugee and migrant).

2) Vulnerable populations (including unaccompanied minors, women and young men)

3) Borders and security (including the relationship between bordering practices and the proliferation of criminal networks).

4) Structures of reception and protection (including humanitarian assistance related problems; detention and vulnerability, hot-spots).

5) Push versus pull factors (including ‘asylum shopping’ and choice of destination).

6) Attitudes and role of local communities (including new forms of solidarity, the rise of xenophobia and the changing political map of Europe)

7) Lessons learnt (including major issues that arise from the comparison of Greek and Italian contexts).

You are warmly invited to attend this event that has been designed to allow you to participate in the formulation of our final report through posing questions and suggesting areas of interest you felt we have not adequately addressed.

Presenters: Transitory Lives Team, Maria Nakasian (NGO MetAction, Greece), Fotini Rantsiou (independent consultant on humanitarian affairs, John Borton (Senior Research Associate, Humanitarian Policy Group, ODI).

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