April 27th – 28th 2021


In a global critical scenery, inclusive and collective initiatives are not just interesting, but crucial to the world sustainability. The pandemic has accentuated many problems experienced by forced migrants, especially women, and the situation has urged to foster an efficient reception and promote a strong hosting system, as well as to develop innovative actions that contribute to better attention and inclusion strategies of forcibly displaced people. Believing in young researchers’ competence, this event gives the floor to undergraduates in their last year of studies, Masters’ degree students and PhD students, with the objective to enable them to show their work and improve their careers in a creative way with a possibility to win an award for the best rated work. The participation of young professionals from the field and aid organizations is encouraged. The focus is on practical proposals that help to understand and transform this reality, considering gender inequalities and specificities. Both methodology & research and innovative practice-oriented proposals are welcomed.


RAISD Observatory for Forced Displacement

and the UCM – Complutense University of – Madrid proudly announce the Workshop for Young Researchers, taking place from April 27th to 28th , 2021, under the theme “Research for Change: Gender, Forced Migration and Vulnerabilities”. 

Organizational Committee

Liisa Hanninen (UCM), Estela Pérez (UCM), Sara Parra (UCM) and Thaís Costa (UERJ).

Academic Committee

Maria Lara (UCM), Liisa Hänninen (UCM), Tamara Bueno (UCM), Thaís Costa (UERJ/UCAM), Noelia García (UCM), Clara Guilló Girard (UCM), Tulay Atay Avsar (Mustafa Kemal University), Amani M. Shatnawi (Yarmouk University), Luisa Ardizzone (CESIE), Mervi Pantti (Helsinki University).

The RAISD project wants to thank all researchers for their valuable and insightful participation at our RfC workshop. We are proud to announce the winners of the RfC research awards: 

1st prize

Naima Ahmad Al-husban

with “Young female refugees’ education: from policies to pedagogical practices”

2nd prize

Manuela Ramos, Nancy Njoka
and Catarine Wambui

with “Invisible exclusion in the labour market: citizenship, youth and economic integration of children born of refugees in Kenya”

3rd prize

Aline Saraiva Leao Lima

with “The precariousness of refugee camps”



II. Forced Migration, Communication and Media Coverage