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Call for Applications: PhD course on Advanced Qualitative Methods in Conflict Studies: Case Research and Process Analytics

Call for Applications: PhD course on Advanced Qualitative Methods in Conflict Studies: Case Research and Process Analytics

Wednesday, 24 Apr 2019

​The Research School on Peace and Conflict invites applications for the PhD course Advanced Qualitative Methods in Conflict Studies: Case Research and Process Analytics to take place at PRIO in Oslo on 19 – 23 August 2019. The deadline for applications is 5 May 2019.

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Call for Applications: UiO-PRIO Student Programme

Call for Applications: UiO-PRIO Student Programme

Wednesday, 24 Apr 2019

​Since 2016, the University of Oslo (UiO) and PRIO have been engaged in a strategic partnership. As a vital part of this collaborative relationship, up to ten UiO master's students each year are offered a place within the vibrant, international and interdisciplinary research environment on peace and conflict at PRIO. Students from any and all UiO faculties and departments are welcome to apply. 

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Call for Papers: Citizen Humanitarianism – Refugee Aid and Borders in Europe

Call for Papers: Citizen Humanitarianism – Refugee Aid and Borders in Europe

Call for contribution to edited volume, edited by Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert (PRIO) and Elisa Pascucci (University of Helsinki)

Friday, 12 Apr 2019
Immediately after the European Union (EU)-Turkey deal on refugees was negotiated in March 2016, as number of arrivals from Turkey dropped and the Balkan route was supposedly “closed”, the so-called “European refugee crisis” seemed to fade away from public attention. The summer of 2018, however, was again marked by a seemingly new escalation in the conflict between states and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) engaged in migrant search and rescue activities in the Mediterranean. The newly elected right-wing Italian government announced that it would “close off” the country’s harbours to search and rescue ships, and promised a crack-down on what was defined as the “welcoming business” of NGOs, charities, cooperatives and associations active in the field of asylum seekers reception.

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PRIO Cyprus Center Joins Twitter

PRIO Cyprus Center Joins Twitter

Thursday, 11 Apr 2019

​The PRIO Cyprus Centre is now on Twitter @PRIOCyprus. Follow the centre there for updates about activities, events, and informed debate on the Cyprus issue.

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The Website of MIGNEX, the Largest-Ever PRIO-Led Project, Is Launched

The Website of MIGNEX, the Largest-Ever PRIO-Led Project, Is Launched

Saturday, 06 Apr 2019

PRIO leads the EU-funded project MIGNEX, which seeks to produce new knowledge on migration, development and policy. The project runs over five years, until 2023, and has a total budget of €5 Million, shared between nine institutions. The comprehensive project website was launched on 3 April, at mignex.org. It is a standalone site based on the project's own branding. 

The website has been developed to facilitate content sharing between the site itself, electronic publications, and a quarterly e-mail newsletter, which will be launched later this spring. 

An innovative feature is the presentation of every publication in the project plan, including forthcoming ones. Users can sign up to be alerted when a specific publication is released, several years into the future. Such advance planning, which is required in EU-funded projects, is thereby turned into a tool for more effective dissemination. 

The development of the website has been a collaborative effort between PRIO (project lead), the Oveseas Development Institute (communications lead), and Soapbox, a London-based creative agency specialized in supporting policy, research and advocacy organisations.

The MIGNEX team at PRIO includes the project leadership (Jørgen Carling and Anne Duquenne) and two researchers (Marta Bivand Erdal and Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert). Tony Wai On Yam has provided valuable assistance for the website launch.

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