The BREM (Borders, Race, Ethnicity and migration) network
is happy to invite you to a
about the Refugee Rights Data Project
by Hannah-Sophie Wahle
on Wednesday, 22nd of June 2016, 1 to 2 pm,
Social Sciences Building, Room S0.50.
Lunch will be served beforehand from 12.30 to 1 pm.
The Refugee Rights Data Project (RRDP) is a non-profit project established in late 2015. RRDP aims to fill the data gaps relating to refugees and displaced people in Europe by conducting field research. RRDP is independent of any political ideology or religion and united by the commitment to defend the human rights of some of the world’s most vulnerable groups of people. RRDP hopes that the independent data will provide influencers and policymakers with a powerful tool – enabling them to identify specific problem areas and work towards formulating a sustainable response to the humanitarian crisis.
The aim of the presentation is to provide a brief overview of the Refugee Rights Data Project (RRDP) and to present some of the key findings from the pilot study in Calais. This study was conducted in February 2016 and surveyed 870 respondents in the Calais camp, where thousands of refugees and displaced people are living in dire conditions. The findings were published in April 2016 in the report entitled “The Long wait: Filling the data gaps relating to refugees and displaced people in the Calais camp”. This report measures the fulfilment of different aspects of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and includes data relating to the camp’s demographic composition, living conditions, human rights violations and future aspirations. The report has been quoted by various media outlets, including the Guardian and the Independent, and has been used as evidence by the EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee for its inquiry on unaccompanied minors in the EU.
Hannah-Sophie Wahle is currently working with the Refugee Rights Data Project (RRDP) as a researcher and is completing her postgraduate studies in Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Having participated in a training course on the refugee crisis response with RedR UK, she has subsequently been volunteering in the Calais camp frequently and in diverse capacities. Prior to this, she supported asylum-seekers and refugees in the asylum process in Germany.