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University for Continuing Education Krems (Danube University Krems) / Zoom


Surveying refugees and hard-to-reach populations in Europe and beyond: Comparing lessons learned

  • Friday, 2 September, 2022, 9.15am-5.30pm
  • online (via zoom)


Organizer: Lea Müller-Funk, Department for Migration and Globalisation


Conducting survey research with IDPs, asylum-seekers, and refugees often presents a challenge given their high mobility, their (legal) vulnerability, and cultural and linguistic differences, resulting in under-coverage and non-response. Surveying IDPs and refugees close to conflict areas is even more challenging because of the security context for participants and researchers alike. The workshop seeks to bring together researchers who have conducted single-country, cross-national and/or longitudinal survey research among migrants, asylum-seekers and refugees in Europe, Africa and the Middle East in various projects over the past years. The objective of the workshop is to provide an open space to present survey designs and fieldwork observations and discuss lessons learned and recommendations for designing longitudinal cross-national surveys with asylum-seekers, refugees and forced migrants in Europe and beyond in the future.


Speakers and moderators

  • Albert Kraler (Danube University Krems)
  • Benjamin Etzold (Bonn International Centre for Conflict Studies)
  • Chloe Sydney (Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre)
  • Christina Khoury (Danube University Krems)
  • Diana Ihring (IMPACT Initiative)
  • Evelyn Ersanilli (University of Amsterdam)
  • Hans Dietrich (Institute for Employment Research)
  • Heidrun Bohnet (Danube University Krems)
  • Jessica Hagen-Zanker (Overseas Development Institute)
  • Judith Kohlenberger (Vienna University of Economics and Business)
  • Laura Morales (Sciences Po Paris)
  • Lea Müller-Funk (Danube University Krems)
  • Mathias Czaika (Danube University Krems)
  • Meike Palinkas (International Centre for Migration Policy Development)
  • Mieke Maliepaard (Scientific Research and Documentation Center (WODC))
  • Roland Hosner (Flowminder)
  • Steffen Pötzschke (Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences)
  • Theoni Stathopoulou (National Centre for Social Research (EKKE))
  • Weam Ghabash (University of Amsterdam)




For participating online (via zoom) please register here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Welcome (9.15-9.30am)

Panel 1: Cross-sectional surveys in Europe (9.30-11.00am)

Moderation: Lea Müller-Funk

  • The Ethnic and Migrant Minorities Survey Registry: An Open Data Tool to Foster Discovery and Re-Use of Survey Data on Ethnic and Migrant Minorities in Europe: Laura Morales 
  • Displaced Persons in Austria Survey: Judith Kohlenberger
  • The REHEAL Study in Greece: Theoni Stathopoulou
  • Social Integration and Mental Well-Being Survey in Austria: Christina Khoury


Panel 2: Cross-sectional and cross-national surveys in conflict settings & beyond (11.15am-12.45pm)

Moderation: Mathias Czaika

  • Researching the Displacement Continuum: Lessons Learned: Chloe Sydney
  • Assessing Protracted Displacement: Best Practices and Challenges encountered in the TRAFIG Survey: Benjamin Etzold
  • The MIGNEX Survey: Jessica Hagen-Zanker
  • The SYRMAGINE Survey: A Cross-National Survey in the Middle East: Lea Müller-Funk and Weam Ghabash


Panel 3: Longitudinal surveys (2.00-3.30pm)

Moderation: Heidrun Bohnet 

  • A Longitudinal Study on the Impact of the War in Ukraine on Displacement Patterns, Challenges in Displacement and Intentions to Returns: Diana Ihring
  • WELLCOME: A longitudinal Study on Young Syrian Civil War Refugees in Germany 2016-2022: Hans Dietrich
  • New Status-Holders in the Netherlands Survey: Mieke Maliepaard
  • Surveying Refugees and Beneficiaries of Subsidiary Protection in Austria: Challenges and Opportunities: Meike Palinkas and Roland Hosner


Panel 4: Cross-national online surveys (3.45-4.45pm)

Moderation: Albert Kraler

  • Online Survey of Ukrainian Refugees (OSUR): Sampling recently arrived refugees through ads on Facebook and Instagram: Steffen Pötzschke
  • MOBILISE: Conducting a Two-Wave Online Panel Survey of Migrants: Evelyn Ersanilli


Closing discussion: Comparing lessons learned (4.45-5.30pm)

Finanzierung: Austrian Science Fund (FWF): V 823-G


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