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PeaceTraining.eu

Título del proyecto:
PeaceTraining.eu. Fortaleciendo las capacidades y el currículo formativo del personal involucrado en la prevención de conflictos y construcción de la paz a partir de aproximaciones a la colaboración y el conocimiento basado en tecnologías de información y comunicación.

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Financiación:
Proyecto H2020 financiando por la Comisión Europea


IP
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Cristina Churruca Muguruza
 

Investigadores:
Patricia García Amado y Catalina Uzcanga Lacabe

Resumen

Partiendo de un diagnóstico de las debilidades, fortalezas y retos de la formación en construcción de la paz y prevención de conflictos (CPPC) en Europa, PeaceTraining.eu busca optimizar las capacidades formativas de la UE en este sector con el objetivo de adaptar los cursos y actividades ofertadas a la realidad y los retos de la construcción de la paz. Con esta meta se propone revisar las actuales concepciones y currículos formativos de la CPPC para los múltiples sectores implicados en esta labor; desarrollar e introducir nuevos conceptos y métodos de formación; e implicar a expertos y actores en la identificación de prácticas, requisitos, retos y necesidades de la formación en este ámbito.
El resultado principal de este proyecto será la creación de un currículo de referencia en la formación en CPPC adaptable al nivel de experiencia, público objetivo y temática a abordar. Este currículo será la base de una plataforma web que proporcionará información sobre centros de entrenamiento y formadores, facilitando la búsqueda de formación en CPPC en Europa y la puesta en contacto de actores de construcción de la paz y formadores, además de la creación de una librería de buenas prácticas.

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La población refugiada en Bizkaia y su proceso de integración

Título del proyecto:
La población refugiada en Bizkaia y su proceso de integración

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Financiación:
Proyecto de la Diputación Foral de Bizkaia, convocatoria 2016 de proyectos Bizkailab, Bizkaia Solidarioa ref. 2016-0000210 Think Tank 2016: Derechos Humanos y Cooperación. 01/01/2016-31/12/2016. 10.000€
 

IP:
Encarnación La Spina
 

Investigadores:
Trinidad L. Vicente, Gorka Urrutia, Dolores Morondo


Resumen

El campo específico de estudio del proyecto es el análisis de los diferentes procesos de acogida e integración de la población refugiada en el territorio foral de Bizkaia. Los procesos de integración son una realidad de estudio de capital importancia no solo en la Unión Europea sino precisamente en contextos sociales específicos como las ciudades y las provincias que en definitiva son quiénes deben afrontar los desafíos diarios de atención a las necesidades específicas de la población refugiada y garantizar la convivencia intercultural. No en vano, la crisis europea del sistema de asilo ha puesto en evidencia la necesidad de una mayor coordinación interinstitucional en los procesos de integración y acogida y también está siendo una ventana de oportunidad para introducir cambios y mejoras en el diseño de sus futuras áreas de intervención social de lo global a lo local. A tal propósito, entre los objetivos de esta investigación, se plantea evaluar de forma crítica la capacidad de los diferentes dispositivos de acogida existentes, los programas implementados desde las diferentes administraciones públicas y ONG’S así como proponer buenas prácticas y medidas de actuación prioritarias que conduzcan a la mejora de dichos procesos de integración en Bizkaia.

 

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Análisis del proceso de acogida e integración de refugiados en España (2009-2016)

Título del proyecto:
Análisis del proceso de acogida e integración de refugiados en España (2009-2016)

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Financiación
Programa de Ayudas a Proyectos de investigación Aristos Campus Mundus, ref. ACM 2016_24. 17/03/2016-17/11/2017. 11.950€
 

IP:
Trinidad L. Vicente, Juan Iglesias Martínez,
 

Investigadores:
Gorka Urrutia, Dolores Morondo, Encarnación La Spina, José Manuel Aparicio, María José Castaño


Resumen

Las dimensiones de la llamada crisis migratoria en Europa han reactualizado la agenda de investigación sobre migraciones forzosas, asilo y refugio en España, especialmente todas aquellas que tienen que ver con el acceso al territorio español a través de la llamada Frontera Sur, y con las procesos de reubicación y reasentamiento de solicitantes de asilo y refugiados en el espacio europeo. Una de las cuestiones relevantes que surge en este contexto tiene que ver con la acogida y posterior integración de solicitantes de asilo y refugiados en España. Un campo donde el conocimiento acumulado aunque creciente presenta todavía lagunas de estudio y observación sobre la deficiente gestión de las políticas migratorias europeas. Siguen existiendo, pues, múltiples interrogantes sobre las trayectorias de dichos migrantes forzosos, y la capacidad de los dispositivos, los mecanismos de protección y medidas que desde la administración pública y la sociedad civil se llevan a cabo para acompañarlas. Se trata de una realidad de estudio de capital importancia dado que dichos procesos de acogida e integración influirán decisivamente en su incorporación a la sociedad española y, finalmente, en la consideración pública del fenómeno. Esta investigación se inserta en este contexto social y de investigación, tratando de sumarse al conocimiento acumulado sobre la cuestión, y revelar nuevas realidades y datos empíricos sobre la realidad de los centros de acogida, pisos tutelados, lugares tradicionales de reunión de la población en España durante el periodo 2009-2015.

 

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A new conceptual framework for protection in forced population displacements

EThis projects looks to introduce new theoretical and conceptual perspectives to overcome gaps in protection of internally displaced persons. It aims to set up a conceptual and operational framework suitable for their protection.

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Project title:
A new conceptual framework for protection in forced population displacements

 

Funding:
MICINN (Ref. CSO2011-25202)

 

Principal investigator:
Cristina Churruca Muguruza

 


Overview

This projects looks to introduce new theoretical and conceptual perspectives to overcome gaps in protection of internally displaced persons. It aims to set up a conceptual and operational framework suitable for their protection. This analytical and comparative work makes use of case studies to which it integrally applies two corpus of social theories: critical theories of space and territory and social networks theories.

Adequate protection of displaced persons is difficult to achieve due to the lack of a conceptual theoretical framework that defines this protection: It is difficult to design protection programmes without knowing exactly what protection means to the displaced persons or the players related to this phenomenon. Nor it is easy to assess the objectives of the programme or involve the displaced people and the players responsible for their protection. Against this background, the process of preventing displacement and finding long term solutions becomes vague and ineffective, which is shown by different studies on displacement. This study will make it possible to define a theoretical-conceptual framework for protection of displaced persons.

 


General aims

  • Define the characteristics of the progress, limitations and deficiencies in the existing system of humanitarian protection for displaced persons in view of the critical approach set forth in theories of space and territory and social networks.
  • Define how displaced persons and humanitarian players perceive, define and protect their safe space to achieve their aims.
  • Identify how displaced persons and humanitarian players interact with other agents to create effective networks of influence to protect their space.
  • Integrate all of the above in a model which explains the complex adaptative system that would open up possibilities for acting to achieve protection.

 

 

Cosmovisional references and socio-political organisation of Latin American indigenous communities: the Nasa people (Cauca, Colombia) and the Tseltal people (Chiapas, Mexico)

This project looks to study the socio-political organisation practices of indigenous communities which enjoy a significant level of self-government and compare them with international law on human rights, with ethics and political philosophies.
 

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This project looks to study the socio-political organisation practices of indigenous communities which enjoy a significant level of self-government and compare them with international law on human rights, with ethics and political philosophies.

The research aims are as follow:

1) study the presence of cosmovision in the Nasa and Tseltal peoples' types of self-government (at the different levels);
2) contrast these types of self-government with human rights requirements, taking cultural differences into account;
3) propose, if applicable, initiatives fostering the best possible harmonisation between social practices and human rights;
4) place the various findings in a framework of intercultural dialogue on human rights regarding issues such as secularity or religious pluralism.


The research team brings together researchers from three universities (University of Deusto; Ibero American University, Mexico; Xavierian University of Cali) and the indigenous communities concerned. The approach is interdisciplinary (anthropology-sociology, ethics and political philosophy, law, gender studies).
 

Religious diversity in the Basque Country:new social and cultural challenges for public policies

The aim of this project is to describe and analyse religious diversity in Basque society today.
 

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The aim of this project is to describe and analyse religious diversity in Basque society today.

 

It focuses on showing the most complete possible panorama of this plurality, identifying the religious communities that exist in the Basque Autonomous Community. The project also reflects on the need to accommodate human rights when balancing religious identities with membership in political communities. Analysis focuses on in-depth study of the need to manage religious diversity as a characteristic of present and future society. The purpose of the project is to draft recommendations for Basque public institutions, hence enabling them to proportionally and reasonably satisfy the most pressing demands of minority religious communities in public spaces in the Basque Autonomous Community.

The project originated from an initiative of the Pluralism and Coexistence Foundation, continued by the Ignacio Ellacuria Social Foundation and the Institute of Human Rights, with the collaboration of the UD Faculty of Theology. The working team brings together 10 researchers from different disciplines.

 

PThe role of international cooperation in preventing forced displacement and protection of displaced populations in Colombia

The main aim of this project is to analyse the role of international cooperation in helping Colombia to prevent forced displacement and protect displaced populations.

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The main aim of this project is to analyse the role of international cooperation in helping Colombia to prevent forced displacement and protect displaced populations.

It looks to identify how international cooperation fosters development of an integral policy on prevention of displacement. It also aims to promote effective protection of displaced communities and populations at risk of displacement from a humanitarian perspective. A human rights perspective calls for a bottom up approach which allows displaced communities and those at risk of displacement to take part in the issues that concern their well-being.

The project originated from some of the results of a previous project on Colombia (see completed projects) and from collaboration between the Pedro Arrupe Institute of Human Rights and the Faculty of Political Science of the Xavierian Pontifical University. The working team brings together 8 researchers from different disciplines.

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HUMANITARIAN ACTION AS AN INSTRUMENT TO PROTECT HUMAN RIGHTS: THE PRACTICES OF HUMANITARIAN AGENCIES IN COLOMBIA AND THEIR IMPACT (2006-2007)

This project conducted an analysis of the overall situation of the conflict from a clearly interdisciplinary view. The general objective was to pose humanitarian action as an instrument to protect human rights. For this purpose, the analysis centred on some humanitarian agencies which are considered vital in Colombia, in addition to the reality of human rights and the victims of the Colombian conflict. The main result of this project was the publication "Colombia en su laberinto. Una mirada al conflicto" (See Links) or (See in Publications


 

COLLATION OF CITIZEN PARTICIPATION EXPERIENCES
(2005-2006)

This research was conducted in consortium with the Alboan and Hegoa Foundation. The main objective was strengthening and spreading significant citizen participation practices, prompting awareness in our area of the Basque Country while making this impact felt in social organisations in Colombia, Costa Rica and Spain. Several publications resulted from this project. (See Links) or (See Publications



ISLAMIC IDENTITY AND PUBLIC SPACES IN THE BASQUE COUNTRY

This study has a double objective:
1) determine to what extent the elements which Moslems feel are key components of their Islamic identity are (in)compatible with certain institutional, legal or political structures in our society and
2) study the possibility of adjusting the compatible structures to said reality.

Islam: basic references of Islamic identities, European Islam: currents, references, key forms of expression. Islam in the globalisation process: Islam and postmodernity.

  • Plurality, multiculturality, open or closed societies, State neutrality in religious or identity affairs; the idea of public space: conceptual framework.
  • Religious or (religious identity) differences and democratic societies: comparative legal-political vision: analysis of international and domestic regulations and jurisprudence.
  • Specific factors or elements (aspirations) which express Islamic identity in public spaces.

Analysis and possibility of reformulating current structures to better adapt to the Islamic identity: philosophical, political and legal changes.

 


ASSESSMENT OF THE IMPACT OF HUMANITARIAN ACTION IN GUATEMALA

Research has mainly centred on analysing the role that the international community has played through different channels to implement and enforce the 1996 peace agreements.
The following specific objectives have also been set:

  • Validate three methodological approaches such as gender, human rights and indigenous people's rights, analysing their progress in Guatemala after the peace agreements were signed.
  • On the other hand, provide an analysis of the true impact of international cooperation in the country during the last decade by studying the role of the various actors that have intervened, strategies and approaches used and their influence on the peace process.
     


THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS

The 50th anniversary of the signing of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights marks a key moment to conduct research on the Declaration's origins and framework. Funded by the Basque Government Department of Education, the project was completed and published in 1999. It analyses the Declaration’s beginnings and content; its development and implementation, particularly through the 1966 treaties; its legal value; the ethical-ideological meaning of the Universal Declaration; the historical-ideological precedents; and the debate on its universal nature. An appendix with a panoramic view of human rights violations fifty years after the declaration is also included.

 


THE SITUATION OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS IN SPAIN

This research aims to determine the social and legal situation of illegal immigrants in Spain. This study was originally sponsored by the Jesuit Refugee Service, with the intention of conducting simultaneous studies in Great Britain and Germany. The field work was conducted in Andalusia, Catalonia, the Basque Country, Madrid and Murcia. The study was completed and the results were published in 1999.
 


THE CONFLICT IN THE GREAT LAKES REGION

This research analyses the causes, development and current situation of the conflict in the African Great Lakes region. The aim is to draw conclusions from the most recent humanitarian crisis, its implications and humanitarian organisations’ actions. The study was conducted by Ladislas Bizimana and published in 1999.
 


HUMAN RIGHTS THEORIES AND PRACTICES IN AFRICA

This project, conducted by Mbuyi Kabunda, PhD, intends to make a diagnosis of the human rights situation in Africa, not only from the aspect of violations but also a possible African conception of human rights theory. The study was completed and published in 2000.
 

 

THE HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION IN THE BASQUE COUNTRY

This research focused on identifying the current human rights situation in the Basque Country from a double perspective, legal and sociological. It also intends to support Basque Institutions in continuous improvement of promotion and defence of human rights in the Basque Country.
 


THE RIGHT TO SELF-DETERMINATION AND THE BASQUE EXPERIENCE

The subject of self-determination is tackled from different approaches: a legal analysis of the right to self-determination, to identify its meaning and scope; an ethical analysis of said right, from the different approaches of current political philosophy; a study of how this right arises in political debate in the Basque Country; and a comparative study of how it is approached in other national or identity conflicts.

 



THE UNITY OF HUMANITARIAN STUDIES

This project was undertaken jointly with the Institute of Studies on Conflict and Humanitarian Action in Madrid and the NGO Doctors Without Borders and funded by the European Commission Department of Humanitarian Affairs-ECHO. The objective centres on analysis of the main humanitarian crises at the present time, their implications, humanitarian organisations’ actions and the lessons learned.
The first research stages have been completed, with the results published as a book by Editorial Icaria under the titles: The challenges of humanitarian action, closed doors: access to victims in humanitarian action and Population movements: humanitarian consequences.

 


THE SOLIDARITY ECONOMY AND ITS INCLUSION IN UNIVERSITY EDUCATION

The main objective consisted of preparing a proposal at the university level to include the solidarity economy in current curricula as a subject and a compulsory theme for reflection. This intends to serve as a focus reference point and clear contribution to improving well-being and justice in the Basque Country and Spain. It is organised according to the following four areas:
1) the solidarity economy in the framework of economic, social and cultural rights, 2) analysis of the current situation of the solidarity economy from the international to the local level, 3) analysis of the need for education, research and reflection on the solidarity economy, 4) a proposal for a model to include the solidarity economy in university curricula.

 

 

Social and Solidarity Economics as the driver of social integration through employment for the most vulnerable groups of immigrants and women in Biscay

Western societies are currently facing dynamics such as sharp increases in their foreign population, high unemployment rates and varying degrees of social exclusion which are potentially more harmful to certain groups with lower qualifications and higher social fragmentation.

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Project title:
Social and Solidarity Economics as the driver of social integration through employment for the most vulnerable groups of immigrants and women in Biscay

 

Funding:
BizkaiLab: Bizkaia Solidarioa Ref. 5764

 

Principal investigator:
María Esther Aretxabala
 

 

Summary

Western societies are currently facing dynamics such as sharp increases in their foreign population, high unemployment rates and varying degrees of social exclusion which are potentially more harmful to certain groups showing lower qualifications and higher social fragmentation. These situations exist in Biscay and question the way the entire system works, leading to economic and social outcomes which may have not yet received sufficient attention. 

Access to the job market, a key factor to ensuring that disadvantaged groups are normalised and integrated, requires tackling some aspects of social innovation and active inclusion. This is the area in which Social and Solidarity Economics come into play. They represent a sector which is more receptive to including the most vulnerable social groups. This scope of Biscay’s economy has yielded its first specific results, making it a pioneer in searching for integration mechanisms with and from vulnerable groups by offering novel alternatives from a philosophy based on certain principles which strike a balance between economic value and social values.

This research proposal will be tackled from a multidisciplinary perspective, a quantitative and quantitative approach focusing on attaining deeper broader theoretical, methodological and empirical knowledge of the challenges posed by socio-labour integration of the most vulnerable groups of international immigrants and women and the issue of Social and Solidarity Economics in Biscay. It will also include in-depth reflection on the real problems and good practices found and coordinated from this sector of Biscay’s economy and their work with the disadvantaged. 


General aims

  • Main aim: In-depth study of the binomial: Social and Solidarity Economics and disadvantaged immigrants and women residents in Biscay. The research will centre on social and occupational training and integration.
  • Specific aims:
    • 1) explore and examine in-depth the processes that disadvantaged groups must undergo to gain the skills and competences needed to enter the regular job market, in order to
    • 2) identify good social and labour insertion practices for vulnerable groups and
    • 3) compare the findings with existing job and development policies.


       

 

“The case of the Awas Tingni indigenous community versus Nicaragua: human rights at the local and global levels”

This project aims to collate experience from the case of the Awas Tingni to obtain some best practices that will enable other indigenous communities or vulnerable groups to adequately defend their rights on the domestic level as well as on the international scene.

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The Awas Tingni indigenous community lives on Nicaragua's Atlantic coast. In the 90s, the Nicaraguan government gave the South Korean company SOLCARSA timber exploitation rights over the community's ancestral lands in spite of the people’s rights to their traditional lands being officially recognised in the Nicaraguan Constitution and other later laws. The community’s efforts to revoke the company’s rights met with no success in local and national courts.

 

The community received legal assistance from a group of experts and anthropologists from the University of Arizona Center for Indigenous Rights, led by Prof. James S. Anaya. Having exhausted all the internal legal appeals, the community decided to ask for protection through the human rights system set up by the Organization of American States. After a long complex process, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, based in San José, Costa Rica, issued a historic decision on 31 August 2001 which marked a turning point in the evolution of indigenous rights on the international scene.

The Inter American Court maintained that Nicaragua had violated the Awas Tingni community's property rights to their ancestral lands. As a result, the Court ordered Nicaragua to demarcate and issue deeds to the community's traditional lands, discontinuing any activity that might endanger these rights and establishing a mechanism to adequately protect all the ancestral lands of the indigenous communities in the country.

This project aims to collate experience from the case of the Awas Tingni to obtain some best practices that will enable other indigenous communities or vulnerable groups to adequately defend their rights at the internal level as well as on the international scene.

The starting point of the project requires finding answers to the following questions:

  • How was decision making organised during the process? Did the community play a meaningful role in the decision making process?
  • What was the role of the different actors taking part in the process? community leaders, local Nicaraguan NGOs, international NGOs, the media...?
  • Can the Awas Tingni case be used as a precedent for other similar cases that may arise in the future?
  • Are international human rights institutions such as the Inter-American Court prepared to properly defend the rights of alienated communities like indigenous peoples?
  • Are the main points of the sentence from the Inter-American Court being implemented?
  • Several years on, what is the community’s perception of the process? Do they see major problems concerning the Nicaraguan government’s application of the court decision?

 

 

Funding:
Dept. of Education, Universities and Research- Basque Government (Ref. HU2010-40)


 

INTEGRIM Network

The INTEGRIM programme trains researchers and aims to provide structure for the existing research capacity in the field of migration and integration policies and processes in the European Union and neighbouring countries.

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Integration and international migration: pathways and integration policies (INTEGRIM)


Funding

European Commission - Marie Curie Action (Ref. 316796)


Principal investigator

Eduardo Ruiz Vieytez, PhD, Director of the Pedro Arrupe Human Rights Institute.


Partner universities:

  • University of Deusto (project coordinator)
  • University of Lieges (Belgium)
  • University of Sussex (United Kingdom)
  • University of Lisbon (Portugal)
  • University of Amsterdam (the Netherlands)
  • University of Koç (Turkey)
  • Central European University (Hungary)
  • University of Poitiers (France)

Summary

The INTEGRIM programme focuses on research training and aims to structure the existing research capacity on migration and integration policies and processes in the European Union and its neighbouring countries. Eight academic and six associated non-academic institutions take part in the INTEGRIM programme. They focus on making innovative contributions to academic knowledge on the concept of integration as a key factor for the future cohesion of European societies.
The programme assumes a multidisciplinary and cross-sectional approach. It covers the four following research dimensions in sectoral thematic areas related to integration policy and processes.

  • Identity and cultural integration
  • Citizenship and political participation
  • Work and social integration
  • Urban integration, residential and mobility patterns

General aims

The aim of INTEGRIM is to improve academic research capacity, promote research on relevant policy for public policies, the processes related to migration and immigrant integration and diversity management while facilitating the use of said research in governmental and non-governmental organisations.

http://www.integrim.eu/
 

FRAME

FRAME, a four-year multidisciplinary project, is formed by a consortium of 19 internationally recognised human rights institutes that are globally connected throughout Europe and strategic world regions. Through its four research groups, FRAME provides creative solutions to improve the coherence and effectiveness of European human rights policy.

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  • Group 1: Factors. This group studies the key factors that facilitate or hinder human rights protection, human rights concepts, democracy, the role of Law and global, regional or national human rights protection institutions and instruments.
  • Group 2: Actors. This group focuses on European human rights commitments to the United Nations, regional multilateral organisations, regional and strategic organisations with third counties and non-state actors, in addition to the relationship between European Union institutions and the member states.
  • Group 3: Policies. It focuses on promoting European human rights policy on development, trade, human rights violations in conflicts, freedom, security and justice and external action in human rights and democratisation.
  • Group 4: Tools. This group develops policy indicators, tools and proposals, including comparative studies of policies to monitor and improve the effectiveness of European human rights policy.

FRAME's vital influence on human rights research in education and policy innovation will continue far beyond the duration of the project itself.
 

General aims

Through FRAME, over 100 outstanding researchers and professionals intend to provide the key elements for coherent human rights policy consisting of:

1. A deep knowledge base, which takes into account the factors, concepts, institutions and instruments that underpin human rights protection;
2. Evaluation of the European Union's full potential to contribute to global human rights governance through its relationship with numerous actors and their diverse policies,
3. A set of policy indicators, tools and proposals geared to better implementation of human rights in policy-making.

http://www.fp7-frame.eu/
 

 

ONDARE BIZIA - LIVING HERITAGE

Project title

Basque Exile, Emigration and Return

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Funding

Bizkailab initiative Biscay Regional Council – University of Deusto


Principal investigators

Pedro J. Oiarzabal, PhD, researcher on the “RETOS” team, Pedro Arrupe Institute of Human Rights and Nerea Mujika, PhD, Director of the Institute of Basque Studies, University of Deusto


Abstract

Since 2011, testimonies of the last generation of Basque exiles, emigrants and returnees have been retrieved and preserved. The present stage of the project envisages sharing these testimonies by creating the digital platform “Ondare Bizia Euskal Erbestea, Emigrazioa eta Itzulera ". Its objective is to become a repository of this sociohistorical phenomenon and referential framework of the Basque intangible heritage and its diaspora.


Overall aims

COLLECT | PRESERVE | DIVULGE

  • Advance in the academic work completed to date, looking to recover the historical memory of emigration and Basque exile and increase the understanding of this reality (see “Centre for Virtual Interpretation of Biscayan Immigration Identity, Memory and Culture of Immigration and Return to Biscay., 2011-2013”. Coordinadores: Pedro J. Oiarzabal and Nerea Mujika. Bilbao: University of Deusto).
  • Recover and preserve the oral memory of the last generation of Biscayan emigrants and returnees who played a key role in a past we must remember, divulge and make more visible.
  • Preserve and share the oral testimonials of Biscayan emigrants and those who returned as a key part of Biscay’s intangible cultural and historical heritage. Heritage is useless if it is not passed on.
  • Engage Biscay society, its institutions and social agents, with particular emphasis on the emigrant population who has returned and their families. They should be encouraged to actively participate in the Centre for Virtual Interpretation by contributing material and testimonials and in the actual historical reconstruction of Biscayan immigration. The project focuses on empowering immigrants and those who have returned to prompt them to take an active part in the project rather than acting as mere spectators of their own experiences.

To this purpose, we present the platform “Ondare Bizia: Euskal Erbestea, Emigrazioa eta Itzulera” is to serve as a reference point in the intangible and tangible heritage of Basque emigration, exile and return while also operating as a digital database repository on this social reality and its unquestionable impact on Basque society and its diaspora.

 

Research Programme


The main objective of university institutes is research. The programme at the Human Rights Institute intends to disseminate analysis and knowledge of the current challenges to human rights through research projects and contracts whose results lead to relevant innovations for the social and legal sciences. They are also useful to the political and social agents responsible for enforcing human rights 

Research, its dissemination and the transfer of knowledge generated through it, must contribute to fostering the local, international social and political contexts in which the Institute works, focusing on strengthening a human rights culture from the local to the international level.

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Research Team

Responsibility for developing the Human Rights Institute’s research programme lies with the research team “Human Rights and Social and Cultural Challenges in a Changing World". 

In keeping with the Institute’s working philosophy, the research team is interdisciplinary and has a clear international focus. It is formed by researchers from the Human Rights Institute, other University of Deusto researchers, research fellows, as well as grant or public research contract recipients attached to the Institute. In July of 2019, the team was formed by 19 researchers (13 PhDs and 6 doctoral candidates) from different disciplines in the social, legal, political and human sciences. The majority are PhDs and PhD candidates from Law, Philosophy, Sociology, Political Science and International Relations.
 

Research Team Members 

Research director
Dolores Morondo Taramundi
 

PhDs

  • Joana Abrisketa Uriarte
  • Cristina Churruca Muguruza
  • Cristina de la Cruz Ayuso
  • Felipe Gómez Isa
  • Aitor Ibarrola Armendariz
  • José Ramón Intxaurbe Vitorica
  • Encarnación La Spina
  • Asier Martínez de Bringas
  • Dolores Morondo Taramundi
  • María Nagore Casas
  • Eduardo J. Ruiz Vieytez
  • Gorka Urrutia Asua
  • Trinidad Vicente Torrado


PhD students

  • Maite Daniela Blanco Lococo
  • Elena Ghidoni
  • Davinia Gómez Sánchez
  • Raquel Ortiz Ledesma
  • Mariana Rosca
  • Gustavo de la Orden

 

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