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Afghan Diaspora Engagement in Europe (ADEE)

The project aims at supporting increased dialogue and agency within the Afghan diaspora in Europe as well as between the Afghan diaspora and the Afghan Government. We will strive to improve coordination, increase collaboration across organisations and facilitate higher level of engagement and influence for the Afghan diaspora in Europe.  This will be done through a series of online thematic events; online consultations on the Afghan diaspora Policy and a three-day European conference with 100 participants.

The aim

Our engagement for the Afghan diaspora in Europe aims at supporting increased dialogue and agency within the Afghan diaspora in Europe as well as between the Afghan diaspora and the Afghan Government. This new project will strive to improve coordination, increase collaboration across organisations and facilitate higher level of engagement and influence for the Afghan diaspora in Europe. 

Main activities

DRC will start by establishing an Afghan Diaspora Advisory Board (ADAB) to inform both the content and execution of the following activities 

  1. series of online thematic workshops to explore topics of joint interest to the Afghan diaspora.
  2. Online consultations on the Afghan National Diaspora Engagement Policy (ANDEP).
  3. A 3-day Afghan diaspora European conferenceThe first day will focus on a few topic decided in consultation with the ADAB, the second day will focus on collaboration between diaspora organizations and the third day will be led by a delegation from the Afghan government and facilitate an exchange on the ANDEP. 
Activities

First phase of the project 2018-2020 

Our initial engagement had the following 3 components aiming at setting the analytical framework for our programming. 

  1. A study & mapping of the Afghan diaspora in Europe in collaboration with the Maastricht University: “Afghan diaspora in Europe”.
  2. A series of national consultations to better understand the needs of diaspora organizations.
  3. The first Afghan diaspora conference in Europe, discussing the finding from the study and discussing key thematic that came out of the consultations.  

2019 was also the beginning of our collaboration with the Vienna Institute for International Dialogue and Cooperation (VIDC), who also held a conference in 2019 resulting in the : “Guide to Afghan Diaspora engagement in Europe. Our first joint event was an online workshop on Covid-19 in Afghanistan in 2020. We will continue collaborating with VIDC and other relevant organisations supporting the Afghan diaspora, to ensure best possible outcomes for the Afghan diaspora.  

Resources

Contacts

Adrien Linkedin BW

Adrien Bory

Project Coordinator, Durable Solutions

[email protected]
Obaidullah Bw

Obaidullah Abdulhaq

Project Officer, Afghan Diaspora Engagement in Europe

This project is funded by GIZ on behalf of the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany. 

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