Protracted Displacement Conference












International Protracted Displacement Conference

October 18-19, 2020. Jordan

The 4th International Conference on Refugees,

Protracted Displacement Conference: Hopes, Perspectives and Solutions? Governance – Social Dimension – Academia, 2020 


Conference Language: Arabic and English.


Abstract Submission Deadline: 24 June 2020.  On

 Registration link to an attendance: .  

Publication: International Refereed Research Journal (Abhath Al-Yarmouk Humanities and Social Sciences) (Selected Papers).

This conference is a platform for discussion and dialogue and the hosts encourage all participants to make contributions related to the interdisciplinary conference themes. We encourage abstracts and discussion papers from various schools of thought and areas in order to enrich the conference content in a way that may suggest significant solutions to the refuge issues. we also welcome topic suggestions for the panel discussions.

The Conference gathers key actors and academia from Jordan, the Middle East and Europe. Thereby, it follows the structure outlined by the three sustainable solutions and visits the options of repatriation, resettlement and sustainable cohesion in the host country respectively host community.


  1. Analysis of the current situation of protracted displacements
  2. Evaluation of the perspectives for durable solutions and possible measures
  3. Identification of potentials and strategies for the integration of displaced scholars in the host countries and their role in shaping policies of reconstruction in the home country
  4. Identification of potentials and strategies for the integration of displaced graduates in the labor market
  5. Clarification of the Role of Social Work in situations of protracted
  6. displacement


Authors are cordially invited to submit original research papers in any aspects of Protracted Displacement Conference with emphasis on but are not limited to the following topics:

  • Current Displacement Situation in the Middle East
  • Conflict Solution and Reconciliation as Prerequisite
  • Reconstruction of Education and Research Structures in Syria
  • Repatriation Services
  • Resettlement Practice
  • Limbo
  • Displaced Scholars and Students and their Reintegration into the Higher Education System in Host Countries
  • Social Cohesion and Security
  • Infrastructure and Services
  • Media
  • Protection of Children Families and Women


  • Health and Psychosocial Support
  • Labor Market Integration and Social Benefits
  • The Role of Social Work
  • Past Situations of Protracted Displacement and Lessons to be Learned (Considering the areas of expertise, research and activities of the different partners, special and crosscutting focuses are Social Work and Higher Education)


The conference 2020 Proceedings will be published by YU. Full papers must follow the Template and Style Guide for Submissions (



Abstract Submission Deadline: June 24, 2020

Initial Notification of acceptance: June 30, 2020

Registration and Camera-ready: 30 September 2020

Conference : 18-19 October 2020


Researcher Guidelines:

  • Send an electronic copy of the abstract of your paper at “Online Submission” page, to be evaluated by the Scientific Committee. The decision of the Scientific Committee will be sent to the author
  • Papers are accepted in both Arabic and English languages, along with their Arabic or English abstracts, on condition that they fulfill the following requirements and standards:
  • Not to exceed 20 pages
  • The topic should tackle one of the conference’s main themes


  • Original, fulfilling the scientific methodology requirements
  • Complying to the Template and Style Guide for Submissions
  • Participants are also encouraged to submit a pre-organized panel. Pre-organized panels consist of a minimum of three and a maximum of five presenters and include a chair and a discussant. The submission of a pre-organized panel requires an abstract of the over-all ration of the panel and the abstracts of all individual contributions.


Steering committee:

  • Dr. Anas M. AlSobeh, Yarmouk University
  • Dr. Ralf Roßkopf, German Jordanian University
  • Vera Axyonova, Academics in Solidarity
  • Dr. Jochen Pleines, GJU Social Work Network
  • Dr. Dhiah el Dhien I. Abou-Tair, EDU-SYRIA, German Jordanian University
  • Iris Grobenski, GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit)
  • Zeina M. Jadaan, UNHCR



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