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CNRS, University of Paris 8, University Paris Nanterre

CRESPPA is one of the major social science research centres in France, with a long experience of carrying out research on issues related to gender and migration. The Centre has recently launched a national network of researchers on Genre et Politiques Migratoires (Gender and the Politics of Migration) of which Prof Freedman is one of the three coordinators. The team has previously organised several major international conferences on gender and migration and manages major research grants both from the French Agence Nationale de la Recherche, and from various national and international agencies, and has a large network of international collaboration.


Bar-Ilan University (BIU)
Faculty of law

Bar-Ilan University is one of Israel's leading institutions of higher education. The university has 8 faculties: Jewish Studies, Medicine, Engineering, Law, Life Science, Exact Sciences, Social Sciences, and Humanities.

The faculty of law is a major centre of research on the legal protection of women’s rights and international law. The PI has over 20 years' experience of carrying out legal research on gender related issues, including on policies based on international law, and more than 10 years' experience on CEDAW, including work on CEDAW's General Recommendation on Gender-Related Dimensions of Refugee Status, Asylum and Statelessness.


French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)

The French National Centre for Scientific Research is among the world's leading research institutions. Its scientists explore the living world, matter, the Universe, and the functioning of human societies in order to meet the major challenges of today and tomorrow. The National Centre for Scientific Research is an interdisciplinary public research organisation under the administrative supervision of the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research.

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National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway)
School of Political Science and Sociology

The School of Political Science and Sociology of NUI Galwayr ha a strong record of applied social research on gender and social inclusion issues, especially through its two centres: the Centre for Global Women's Studies (, established in 2008 and co-directed until 2016 by Prof Niamh Reilly; and the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre (


Norwegian Center for Violence and Traumatic Stress Studies (NKVTS)
University of Oslo

The Norwegian Centre for Violence and Traumatic Stress Studies (NKVTS) is a national research institute affiliated with the University of Oslo, and one of the most highly respected research organisations in the world dedicated to research on violence and traumatic stress. Its main fields of expertise are: violence and abuse in close relationships; disasters, terror and stress management; and forced migration and refugee health. The institute was established by the Norwegian government in 2004 and has around 100 employees; its predecessor institutions made Norway an international pioneer in the research on mass killings, war, catastrophes, accidents and all forms of violence. The institute has an interdisciplinary profile, with researchers from psychology, medicine and social sciences. NKVTS’ research on gender-based violence includes prevalence studies, studies of violence in minority populations, studies of services for victims of violence, studies of the legal development in the field of domestic violence, and studies of female genital mutilation, as well as the gender dimensions of intimate partner violence. In the field of forced migration, the institute hosts a wide range of projects on education, psychosocial transitions, health, treatment and rehabilitation.


Oriental Institute (OI)
Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

The Oriental Institute's strength derives from its members' expertise in scientific research in the area studies of Middle East and Asia, primarily, by taking into perspective the wide spectrum of historical as well as contemporary challenges these regions face as well as focusing on their interactions with the West. As such, researchers are not only highly cognizant of the theoretical literature which exists on the regions, but they are also intimately familiar with them as they frequently carry out fieldworks there and they also publish in prestigious Czech and international journals. There is a strong and a growing tradition of international cooperation at the institute with a number of international conferences and projects being carried out every year.

University of Vienna (UNIVIE)
Department of Political Science

The Department of Political Science is specialized in the transformation of governance. Its research is particularly dedicated to looking at intersections of immigration, immigrant integration, and gender. The research group ‘The Politics of Inclusion & Exclusion’ directed by Prof. Rosenberger focuses on the analyses of policy regulations of diversity in the arenas of migration/integration, gender, anti-discrimination, and religious governance at the European, national and local level. Scholars have conducted numerous international research projects exploring these type of intersections, including the EC project VEIL (Values, Equality and Differences in Liberal Democracies. Debates about Muslim Headscarves) coordinated and co-directed by Prof. Rosenberger. The Department hosts a working group on Gender and Politics and is also actively involved in the research Network “Gender and Agency’, which promotes and fosters intersectional approaches to gender studies.