European Academic Refugee Interdisciplinary Network
Following the establishment of the Global Academic Interdisciplinary Network (GAIN) at the Global Refugee Forum (GRF) held in December 2019, UNHCR's Regional Bureau for Europe founded a European division of the GAIN network under the name EARIN (European Academic Refugee Interdisciplinary Network).
EARIN is a regional platform to implement GRF pledges related to academia and research, to support the coordinated engagement of European institutions in the GAIN and the GRF and advance the objectives of the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR). In particular, this academic network should play an important role in supporting stakeholders to prepare an evidence-based, holistic and well-coordinated response to emergencies.
EARIN was established in November 2022 as a regional jointly owned network between UNHCR and representatives from universities, academic and research institutions and alliances in Europe.
- Promote actionable research in Europe
- Enhance teaching on forced displacement and statelessness
- Expand education and academic job opportunities for refugees in Europe
- Advance the implementation of the Global Compact on Refugees
The European Academic Refugee Interdisciplinary Network is co-chaired by UNHCR and representatives from universities, academic institutions and alliances, research institutions in Europe. UNHCR works with these actors in a consultative manner and will provide necessary support for them to take part in and take leadership in initiatives and events organized by EARIN.
Interest in joining the Network should be shared with EARIN Secretariat via email at [email protected].
Upcoming events and opportunities
The next online webinar of the network, which will be held on 6 December 2023, will focus on the theme of access to higher education. Find out more.
- Workshop on the Global Refugee Forum
- Workshop on European Collaboration with Low- and Middle-Income Countries