Forced displacement crises are having a significant impact on societies and institutions across the world. Pushed by the urgencies rather than events, solutions are frequently reactive, partial, and consequently, may lead to the disregarding of some groups. The project ‘Reshaping Attention and Inclusion Strategies for Distinctively vulnerable people among the forcibly displaced’ (RAISD) aims at identifying highly Vulnerable Groups (VG) among the forcibly displaced people, analysing their specific needs, and finding suitable practices to address them. The concept of ‘vulnerability context’ considers the interplay between the features of these persons and their hosting communities, their interactions and experiences, and how different solutions for attention and inclusion affect them. As a result of a large fieldwork including interviews to forcibly displaced persons and CSO representatives in the participating countries, and posterior conceptual and contextual work, a methodology to carry out Tailored Attention and Inclusion Strategies (TAIS) has been developed. Currently, diverse TAIS programs are going on in 7 countries, including Spain, Finland, Hungary, Italy, Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon.
The Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) frames the project. It proposes that all actors (including civil society) co-design actions, transversely integrates the gender perspective, and supports sustainability. RAISD research strategy is based on methodological triangulation, implemented through a specific participatory action research approach and following RRI principles to fulfil the aim of undertaking advocacy-focused research, grounded in human rights and socio-ecological models. The team works as a network of Action Research Units (ARUS) in countries along migration routes. These units promote the engagement of the forcibly displaced, empowering and giving them an opportunity to speak out, participate in the design of the attention and inclusion strategies and test practices. The project relies on a tight integration of Social and Computer Sciences research.
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