Justine and Maria involved in the REFUGOV project

Justine and Maria have been working as students assistants for the REFUGOV project for 2 months. They have transcribed the interviews conducted in French mainly with social workers and local actors in Luxembourg. They have both done an amazing job. The transcription work they have carried out will be more than useful for the data…

Fieldwork in Luxembourg

Léa Lemaire conducted a one year fieldwork (from March 2019 to March 2020) in Luxembourg, in the framework of the REFUGOV project. Her fieldwork took place in 11 reception facilities for refugees, situated in 8 localities. She conducted interviews with refugees, social workers, technical staff, municipal authorities and local actors.

Yonas and Saam involved in the REFUGOV project

Yonas Abrahaley and Saam Abdi are studying at the University of Luxembourg. They have been working with us as students assistants for a few months. Both of them have greatly contributed to the REFUGOV project. Yonas is originally from Erythrea and he interpreted in Tigrinia during interviews we conducted with Erythrean refugees. Saam is orginally…

Emerging notions in geographical research on forced migration and borders

On the 10th of December 2019, Léa Lemaire, Lorenzo Vianelli and Lucas Oesch organised a workshop on “Emerging notions in geographical research on forced migration and borders” at the Department of Geography and Spatial Planning of the University of Luxembourg. Different colleagues from various universities took part to the workshop in order to prepare a…

Second fieldwork in Jordan

In November, Lucas Oesch went for a second time in Jordan to continue the fieldwork there. This time, he mainly stayed in Amman to meet with representatives of international organisations and international cooperation agencies, as well as local and international NGOs, involved in the management or provision of infrastructures and services to refugees – such…

REFUGOV invited to a workshop in Paris on the notion of migration ‘crisis’

Lucas Oesch was invited at the Collège d’études mondiales in Paris to participate in a multidisciplinary workshop which aimed to reflect on the notion of migration ‘crisis’ , organised by Alexis Nuselovici (Nouss) and Nina Sahraoui. He presented a paper discussing whether refugee camps are “crisis” or “ordinary” spaces.  

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