The purpose of this participatory roundtable is to coordinate a response through the research of COST New Speakers workgroups on migration and asylum. In particular we are interested in understanding and improving stakeholder engagement and research impact. We suggest further that stakeholder engagement and understanding and assessing research impact are not necessarily separate issues, and are central issues to the research in a range of interdisciplinary research.
In this first network roundtable on migration and asylum we would like to engage with the different research that has been conducted across the work groups, which is either a. directly related to the themes described above or b. focuses on different research questions but engages with forced migrants/refugees and asylum seekers either as participants of the research or affected by the wider implications of the research. We are also hoping to host a follow-up impact workshop where we will invite members of COST New Speakers to participate in the event with other stakeholders; lawyers, ngo leaders etc involved in working alongside refugees and asylum seekers. We are therefore interested in hearing members views on strategising the manner in which this can take place.
We warmly welcome you to participate in this roundtable. If interested, please send an e-mail by April 8th to Dr. Cassie Smith-Christmas (Cassie.SmithChristmas@uhi.ac.
Look forward to seeing you in Hamburg.