Online Conference “Protracted Displacement: Hopes, Perspectives, and Solutions?”
The second annual Academics in Solidarity conference was held on 19-20 October 2020 online
The Protracted Displacement Conference was a series of conference events with discussions on strategies and solutions for refugees who are unable to return to their home countries in the foreseeable future. With the then ongoing Syrian civil war, longterm uprooting in Iraq, Yemen, Libya, and Palestine, as well as their effects on neighboring and European countries, the conference addressed ongoing humanitarian catastrophes and calls for durable solutions for people at risk. This conference was designed as a multi-dimensional, interdisciplinary platform for discussion and dialogue. The primary objective of the conference was to shed light on the main issues and challenges connected to the refugees’ fate in order to support communities and refugees as a response to local wars and conflicts. The Conference gathered key actors and scholars from Jordan, the Middle East, and Europe (esp. Germany). It was hosted jointly by Yarmouk University (YU), German Jordanian University (GJU), Academics in Solidarity (AiS), EDU-SYRIA, and UNHCR.
A full overview of the conference, including the program, speakers, initiatives and conference concept is available on the conference website: