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Berlin Refugee Youth Workshop 2019

Final panel discussion flyer image

Final panel discussion flyer image

Berlin Workshop on Refugee Youth

Oct 24– Oct 26, 2019

at Free University Berlin, Henry Ford Bau, Senatssaal


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.

Confirmed speakers

Mohammed T Abou-Saleh (St. George's University of London)

Lina Alhaddad (Freie Universität Berlin)

Malek Bajbouj (Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin)

Kristin Hadfield (Queen Mary University of London)

Tania Bosqui (American University of Beirut)

Franziska Bamberg (Refugio München)

Nora Didowsky (Dalhousie University, Halifax)

Wouter van den Bos (Universiteit van Amsterdam)

Brit Oppedal (Norwegian Institute of Public Health)

Peter Titzmann (Leibnitz Universität Hannover)

Sita Patel (Palo Alto University, US)

Application to attend the workshop

Applications for attendance and presentations at the workshop are closed. There is a registration free public panel discussion on Thursday 24th October that everyone is invited to attend (irrespective of workshop attendance).

About us

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.