Refugee or Migrant Diasporas: Does it Make a Difference?


  • 2014•03•26     Brussels

    At what point do people start identifying themselves as refugees? What are the differences between refugee and migrant diasporas? Should we even make a distinction?

    Use of the terms “refugee diasporas” and “migrant diasporas” is shaped by various academic, funding and political issues. In academia, we investigate the different linkages between diaspora populations and their homelands in order to provide more context-specific and nuanced insights. The next question is, how far do labels help or hinder these groups?

    Read our latest blog, based on a major conference on “Refugee Diasporas in Development”.