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FORSTERK-Forsterkningsmidler

States of Protractedness: Utilizing Norwegian Expertise for Solutions to Protracted Displacement Situations

Awarded: NOK 1.0 mill.

The primary objective of this FORSTERK project is to give more Norwegian scholars, policy-makers, and the public access to the knowledge produced in the Horizon-2020 TRAFIG project and, by drawing on parallel research being conducted by three Norwegian partners and four project beneficiaries, collaborate to reinforce the effects of the TRAFIG project in Norway and vet, share, and promote proven solutions for protracted displacement situations including especially 1) EU-based policy solutions; 2) economically-driven solutions; and 3) first host-country policies. These three emphases are especially met through the Norwegian partners added value in this FORSTERK project.

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While most consider displacement a temporary condition, the Horizon 2020 project -TRAFIG has been examining solutions for the growing phenomena of long-term and protracted displacement. This FORSTERK project consolidates and concretizes the international and interdisciplinary Horizon 2020-TRAFIG research on solutions for protracted displacement situations with Norwegian researchers at 3 partner institutions and with 4 project beneficiaries. Through a thoughtful and impactful series of proposed activities, the 2-year project will enhance access to the knowledge produced for Norwegian scholars, policy-makers, and the public alike. This collaboration will investigate and disseminate additional streams of research that build upon and grow the Horizon 2020 research on protracted displacement in 1) EU-based policy solutions; 2) economically-driven solutions; and 3) first host-country policies, especially as they impact Norway. In the future, this group of researchers aims to submit a Horizon 2020 application on the topic and grow a durable network of Norwegian scholars on the theme.

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FORSTERK-Forsterkningsmidler