ESRC-AHRC Grant Awarded: Building Futures

ESRC-AHRC Grant Awarded: Building Futures

Issued: Tue, 10 Jan 2017 11:58:00 GMT

AHRC Refugee Project ImageTogether with Georgios Karyotis (Politics), Andy Furlong (Education) and Dr Lesley Doyle (Education), Ben Colburn (Philosophy) won a grant of £305,376 from the ESRC-AHRC Forced Displacement call via the Global Challenges fund. The project is on Building Futures: Aspirations of Syrian Youth Refugees and host population Responses in Lebanon, Greece & the UK. It will explore the experiences, skills and aspirations of young Syrian refugees, and the corresponding attitudes and belief structures of the host population in three receiving states: Lebanon, Greece and Scotland. The aim is to formulate policy recommendations which can meet the training and skills needs of young migrants, with a view to facilitating either reintegration in Syria or integration in their host nations. It will also give guidance on how such policy can be framed and advocated so as to build consensus and cross-community understanding in a context of strained public resources and anti-immigration sentiment.