DIASCON hosted its 2nd tripartite workshop online on the 16th of April 2021. This workshop focused on the inclusion and exclusion from policymaking faced by diasporas in host country settings. Migrant and diaspora groups are more often than not targets, rather than actors in security politics, and/or have limited access to policy processes in the host country. In this context, discussing how and when diaspora organizations are included and excluded from policy making, and what constraints are faced by policy makers in this process is of great relevance.
Participants in the workshop included policy makers, diaspora- and other civil society organizations as well as the research team and our discussions will be used to inform our upcoming publication, a handbook for practitioners on diasporas and conflict transportation.