“The ERC Starting Grant project “Mixed (ar)rivals: Perceptions of threat, inequality, and the risk of violence between different (forced) migrant groups in North Africa" led by Heidrun Bohnet investigates the perceptions and relationships between various refugee and migrant groups, which differ, for example, in terms of their nationality, ethnicity, or the status attributed to them. The main objective of the project titled "MixedRivals" is to unravel inter-migrant group relations and to answer when they may turn rival or rather solidary. MixedRivals will take an innovative interdisciplinary approach, bringing different theories on inter-group relations from social psychology, conflict, rivalry, migration, and policy research together with the aim of advancing the theoretical framework on inter-migrant group relations. The concept of "mixed rivals and rivalries" is introduced by Bohnet to describe and underline the complex and multi-dimensional contestations that might arise between different refugee and migrant groups. MixedRivals will collect large-scale cross-sectional qualitative and quantitative data on the perception of threat, inequality, and risk of violence between different migrant and refugee groups in three North African countries: Tunisia, Morocco, and Egypt.”


Duration 01/03/2024 - 28/02/2029
Funding EU
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Department for Migration and Globalisation

Center for Migration and Globalisation Research

Principle investigator for the project (University for Continuing Education Krems) Assoz. Prof. Dr. Heidrun Bohnet
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