The Moving Network – A new platform for refugees and their communicational and educational issues

Prado, M. Sandrini, M. Wolfram, G. (2016) The Moving Network – A new platform for refugees and their communicational and educational issues, in Conference Proceedings Trends in Business Communication, Springer Gabler.

1. Research Context and Goals

In the current refugee crisis in Germany new educational measures for refugees and support for their communicative self-representation are a complex challenge for research projects in the field of media studies and cultural studies.

Besides initiatives carried out with the aim towards solidarity, scientific approaches from this field focus more and more on structures which help to understand and improve the internal views, wishes and competencies of refugees. (comp. Collier 2013, Jeffers 2012).

Based on scientific agency-concepts (comp. Assmann 2011, Eagleton 2001; Bhaba 1994) the central idea in these research projects is activation and self-formulation of power, knowledge and skills of, and for migrants in the context of transcultural discourses.

This research context was the starting point of a project that intended from its beginning to address the current refugee crisis by empowering refugees to teach self-chosen topics in their camps as well as outside the camps.

The final goal of this project would be the development of cohesive self-empowered communities through the constant sharing of knowledge and a growing network.

For complete article please contact: Mafalda Sandrini, ma.sandrini@macromedia.com