DIASPEACE

"Diasporas for Peace: Patterns, Trends and Potential of Long-distance Diaspora Involvement in Conflict Settings. Case studies from the Horn of Africa."

 Coordinatore JYVASKYLAN YLIOPISTO 

 Organization address address: SEMINAARINKATU 15
city: JYVASKYLA
postcode: 40100

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Mikko
Cognome: Yrjonsuuri
Email: send email
Telefono: +35814260 3111
Fax: 358143000000

 Nazionalità Coordinatore Finland [FI]
 Totale costo 1˙758˙860 €
 EC contributo 1˙400˙000 €
 Programma FP7-SSH
Specific Programme "Cooperation": Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities
 Code Call FP7-SSH-2007-1
 Funding Scheme CP-FP
 Anno di inizio 2008
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2008-03-01   -   2011-02-28

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    JYVASKYLAN YLIOPISTO

 Organization address address: SEMINAARINKATU 15
city: JYVASKYLA
postcode: 40100

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Mikko
Cognome: Yrjonsuuri
Email: send email
Telefono: +35814260 3111
Fax: 358143000000

FI (JYVASKYLA) coordinator 0.00
2    ACADEMY FOR PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION

 Organization address address: HARGEISA
city: SOMALILAND
postcode: 200

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Mohamed
Cognome: Ibrahim
Email: send email
Telefono: +252 2 520304
Fax: +252 2 520304

SO (SOMALILAND) participant 0.00
3    CENTRO STUDI DI POLITICA INTERNAZIONALE

 Organization address address: PIAZZA MARGANA 39
city: ROMA
postcode: 186

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Ferruccio
Cognome: Pastore
Email: send email
Telefono: 39066990630
Fax: 39066784104

IT (ROMA) participant 0.00
4    Forum For Social Studies

 Organization address address: P.O. Box 25864
city: Addis Ababa
postcode: 1000

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Asheber
Cognome: Aynalem
Email: send email
Telefono: 251 11 157 2990
Fax: 251 11 1572979

ET (Addis Ababa) participant 0.00
5    INSTITUTT FOR FREDSFORSKNING STIFTELSE

 Organization address address: Hausmanns gate 7
city: OSLO
postcode: 186

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Lars Even
Cognome: Andersen
Email: send email
Telefono: +47 22547706
Fax: 4722547701

NO (OSLO) participant 0.00
6    Internationales Konversionszentrum Bonn GmbH

 Organization address address: PFARRER-BYNS-STRASSE 1
city: Bonn
postcode: 53121

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Volker
Cognome: Franke
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 228 911 96 0
Fax: +49 228 24 12 15

DE (Bonn) participant 0.00
7    MAX PLANCK GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.

 Organization address address: Hofgartenstrasse 8
city: MUENCHEN
postcode: 80539

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Günther
Cognome: Schlee
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 345 2927 100
Fax: +49 345 2927 102

DE (MUENCHEN) participant 0.00
8    STICHTING AFRICAN DIASPORA POLICY CENTRE

 Organization address address: ZEESTRAAT 100
city: S GRAVENHAGE
postcode: 2518 AD

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Awil
Cognome: Mohamoud
Email: send email
Telefono: +31 204198785
Fax: +31 204198785

NL (S GRAVENHAGE) participant 0.00

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 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'DIASPEACE seeks to generate policy-relevant, evidence-based knowledge on how diasporas (exiled populations from conflict regions) play into the dynamics of conflict and peace in their countries of origin. In a globalised world diasporas have become new forces shaping the interactions between countries, regions and continents. On one hand, they are seen to fuel conflict by transferring remittances and logistic support to the warring parties, and to exacerbate tensions through radical mobilisation along ethnic and religious lines. One the other, diaspora groups are playing an increasingly prominent role in peace and reconciliation processes. There is a need for a balanced empirical account of the nature, motivations and impact of transnational diaspora activities in conflict settings. The project has an empirical focus on diaspora networks operating in Europe which extend their transnational activities to the Horn of Africa. This is a region where decades of violent conflict have resulted in state collapse and the dispersal of more than two million people. The project will conduct field research in seven European countries and in Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea. DIASPEACE aims to: a) devise and test methodologies of multi-sited comparative research and to develop the conceptual framework for researching migrant political transnationalism in a conflict context; b) facilitate interaction between diaspora and other stakeholders in Europe and in the Horn of Africa; c) provide policy input on how to better involve diaspora in conflict resolution and peace-building interventions, and how to improve coherence between security, development and immigration policies. The consortium involves six partners from Europe and two from the Horn of Africa, bringing together cross-disciplinary expertise from the fields of Conflict Analysis, Migration Studies and Anthropology among others. The project is coordinated by the University of Jyväskylä in Finland.'

Introduzione (Teaser)

Examining the Horn of Africa's Diaspora in Europe can better highlight the dynamics of conflict and peace in the native countries.

Descrizione progetto (Article)

Recently making headlines once again is the Horn of Africa, which includes the countries of Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Djibouti. This region has been plagued by political unrest since 1991 when the Somali government was overthrown in the midst of a civil war. In addition to the conflict, the Horn has been stricken by poverty, disease, drought and famine.

Since a large part of Somalia is not accessible to humanitarian aid, refugees have fled for their lives resulting in a Diaspora of over two million across Europe alone. With this in mind, the EU-funded 'Diasporas for peace: patterns, trends and potential of long-distance diaspora involvement in conflict settings. Case studies from the horn of Africa' (Diaspeace) project involved case studies from the Horn of Africa in order to shed light on the role that Diaspora plays on both conflict and peace in the home country.

Seeking to formulate information that is both based on evidence and directly related to policy, the three-year project used a multi-layered approach. More specifically, gaps in research were pinpointed followed by a comparative empirical assessment and field research that spanned seven European and two African countries.

Interaction among Diaspora communities has been positive and an interactive online database has supported measures to build peace and resolve conflict. Cooperation seminars that began in the Netherlands in 2009, academic publications and local development activities are all progressive movements toward further understanding the dynamics of Diaspora in a globalised world.

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