When survivors go ashore European and partner countries, they encounter people who feel the immediate urge to help - but also people full of resentments, anxieties and doubts. Both, optimistic compassion and fearful avoidance are rooted in unconscious convictions and expectations, shaped by different national histories along the Balkan route and in the target countries.
Since 2017, the international DAAD research network "Migration, Trauma in Transition" has been working to make the psychological expertise of scientists available to refugee aid. Clinical and psychological trauma researchers are working with experts from refugee work.
On 1 December 2018, a conference with political decision-makers from countries along the Balkan route will be held at the IPU Berlin to develop the practical implementation of this knowledge. A central component will be three parallel workshops on the topics of integration, education and mental health. The Conference will modify and finalize best practice recommendations for online publication. In a public presentation following the workshops, the results of the issues addressed will be presented and discussed.
Project head Prof. Dr. Andreas Hamburger in an interview with WDR 5
„Soziale Traumata und die Lösung“ (WDR 5 Neugier genügt - Redezeit v. 12.10.2018)
Saturday, 1 December 2018, 18.30h
IPU Berlin, Stromstr. 2, Hörsaal 2 (1st floor)
Free Admission, please register in advance.