In this newsletter, we invite you to take part in our Midterm Conference on 26-27 August where we present findings and invite top scholars and experienced policymakers to discuss their quality and potential impact. We also present our World Refugee Day blog series, showcase our first public deliverables and policy brief, and share some of our latest journal publications.
As PROTECT looks back at its first year, it also looks back on remote and online working and the impact of Covid-19 on the world and on research. In this newsletter we share some preliminary findings from our discursive social media research, reflect upon our first year and look at what 2021 has in store for us.
In 2020, our researchers have made substantial progress in collecting and analyzing data as well as successfully organizing three virtual Expert Forums. In recent months, they have also commented widely on a range of current and pressing issues such as the Moria fires, the humanitarian crisis on Lesvos, and the escalating tensions surrounding the EU’s asylum system and policy. Here, you can find a selection of some of our public contributions. You can also read recent blogs by our researchers and get to know our newest colleagues and our International Advisory Board.