We would like to invite you to the Berlin Workshop on Refugee Youth. The aim of the workshop is to explore challenges faced by refugee youth and to encourage exchange between different disciplines and stakeholders. To this end, the workshop will bring together academic experts and practitioners to discuss research findings and field programs designed for refugee youth.
The workshop will host up to 50 attendees, including academics, early career researchers (PhDs, Postdocs), students, and non-academic attendees (e.g., NGO professionals and practitioners working in the field). The workshop will take place Thursday evening (24th October) to Saturday afternoon (26th October) and include specialized thematic sessions onrefugee research, mental health, acculturation, development, round table discussions with researchers and practitioners; panel discussions, and poster presentations by early career researchers.
Mohammed T Abou-Saleh (St. George's University of London)
Malek Bajbouj (Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin)
Kristin Hadfield (Queen Mary University of London)
Tania Bosqui (American University of Beirut)
Franziska Bamberg (Refugio München)
Wouter van den Bos (Universiteit van Amsterdam)
Brit Oppedal (Norwegian Institute of Public Health)
Peter Tietzmann (Leibnitz Universität Hannover)
Sita Patel (Palo Alto University, US)
Space for workshop attendance is limited and participants will be selected based on their interests and fit to the theme of the workshop. With your application, we would therefore ask you to give us some background on your academic/practical experience and your motivation for wanting to attend the workshop. Please use the following webpage (eventbrite) to apply for workshop attendance: click here to apply.
Application deadline is August 30th2019 (midnight Central European Time). Confirmation of participation will be sent to the selected applicants by mid-September at the latest.
We invite PhD students and Postdoctoral researchers to submit abstracts for a poster session on topics related to refugee youth.
Please send ONE PDF document including all the following information to Lina Alhaddad
By August 16th2019 (midnight Central European Time).
Please note that if you submit an abstract, there is no need to apply separately to attend the workshop
We will apply for flat rate travel grants for a limited number of students from outside of Germany (PhD students and early career researchers up to 3 years post-PhD). If you wish to be considered for a travel grant, please submit the following, additional documents together with your abstract:
These three documents and the abstract, as detailed in the previous paragraph, need to be combined in ONE PDF document. We will contact you by mid-September to inform you about the outcome of the travel grant application.
The workshop is part of the Refugee Youth Project, hosted by the Cross-Cultural Developmental Psychology Group at Free University Berlin and funded by Volkswagen Foundation. The project examines the main challenges faced by refugee youth, their mental health, decision-making, and acculturation.