20.-23. August 2019 14th Conference of the European Sociological Association, Manchester, UK
Paper: Cordula Dittmer/Daniel F. Lorenz: International Humanitarian Aid Operations in the Protracted Refugee and Migration Crisis in Greece since 2015, RN08 – Disaster, Conflict and Social Crisis
04.-05. November 2019 Project Meeting, Berlin, Germany
14.-18. July 2020 IV ISA Forum of Sociology, Porto Alegre, Brasil
Panel: Daniel F. Lorenz/Cordula Dittmer: At the Intersection of International Humanitarian Aid and National Disaster Management: Processes, Structures and Practices from a Sociological Perspective, RC39 Sociology of Disasters, https://isaconf.confex.com/isaconf/forum2020/webprogrampreliminary/Session14858.html
3. July 2019 DRU Carries Out Quick-Response Research in the Emergency Shelter Lübtheen during Forest Fire
On July 3, 2019, the DRU carried out a quick-response research in the emergency shelter Lübtheen, district Ludwigslust Parchim, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The forest fire, which had been burning for days on heavily ammunition-polluted soil, led to the evacuation of 650 people from four villages. In the emergency shelter in Lübtheen, interviews were conducted with relief personnel (e.g. fire brigades, German Red Cross, Malteser Hilfsdienst, Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund) in order to find out whether experiences from the refugee situation 2015/16 had been incorporated into the construction and operation of the emergency shelter.
27.-28. Juni 2019 Fachdialog Sicherheitsforschung, Berlin, Germany
Annette Händlmeyer (German Red Cross – GRC) and Cordula Dittmer (DRU) presented the joint project poster at the Fachdialog Sicherheitforschung “Diversity of Security – Social Dimensions of Security Research”, which took place on 27 and 28 June 2019 in the Harnack House in Berlin, Germany.
10.-12. June 2019 NEEDS 2019, Uppsala, Sweden
Panel: Patricia Schütte (Public Safety and Emergency Management, Bergische Universität Wuppertal) (SIKOMI) & Cordula Dittmer (Disaster Research Unit (DRU), Berlin) (WAKE): Institutional learning in times of increased refugee movements and humanitarian crises, https://needs2019.com/2019/04/15/panel-11-institutional-learning-in-times-of-increased-refugee-movements-and-humanitarian-crises/
Paper: Cordula Dittmer/Daniel F. Lorenz: Frictions between INGOs, National Authorities and the EU in the Refugee and Migrant Crisis in Greece
6.-7. May 2019 Research Workshop HybOrg in Konstanz, Germany
On the 6th and 7th of May 2019, Celia Norf and Petra Tiller of the Technical University Cologne (TH Köln) took part in a research workshop as part of the joint project HybOrg of the University of Konstanz, the LMU Munich and the ETH Zurich. Together with other academics from different disciplines, as well as practitioners from administration and civil society, they discussed research experiences in the field of integration and migration and presented initial findings from WAKE. The workshop also provided a good opportunity to establish contacts in the field of knowledge management and its role in managing refugee situations.
08. May 2019 Agenda-Setting Workshop in Berlin, Germany
2.-3. April 2019 Project Meeting in Bonn, Germany
Our first project meeting took place in Bonn and was organized by our project partner Technical Relief Agency (THW). We discussed the first results of the analysis of practices, experiences and challenges made by the different disaster management organisations in dealing with the refugee and migrant crisis. The DRU presented some insights from the field research in Greece and of the historical analysis of previous refugee crisis situations in Germany, dealt with by disaster management organisations.
28. Jan – 11. Feb 2019 Field Research Greece (Disaster Research Unit)
12.-13. November 2018 Kick-Off Berlin