COREnet members talk about their STSMs in Poland, Greece and the Czech Republic

NGO “Earth” representatives with Andreas Christodoulou
Jun 21, 2023

This year, COREnet launched a call for proposals for Short-Term Scientific Mission (STSM) grants. The COREnet STSM Coordination Group approved ten successful applications, and three grantees have already completed their STSMs. Here are brief insights into the scientific missions and their results.

Moral theories and migration

How do moral theories and migration relate? COREnet member Dr. Katarina Komenska (OZ Ethica, Slovakia) tried to answer this question during her short-term scientific mission at the Pontifical University of John Paul II (Poland).

The main goal of Katarina’s scientific mission was to analyse the consequential moral theories and their viability to reflect on contemporary global challenges related to migration.

Such challenges have acquired the attention of moral philosophers, especially concerning the humanitarian crisis accompanying the current migration waves, such as the migration crisis from 2015-2016, the migration crisis related to the ongoing war in Ukraine, as well as the long-lasted situation of internally displaced people and refugees in Syria (and from Syria) affected by the earthquake in NW of Syria and Turkey in February 2023.

Publication with results will be shared soon.

Dr. Katarina Komenska
Dr. Katarina Komenska

Research on conspiracy theories

COREnet member Dr. Turkay Salim Nefes (Spanish National Research Council, Spain), during his short-term scientific mission supported by COST Action, tried to design and begin an interdisciplinary study on conspiracy theories about minorities in Turkey and COVID-19.

The results of this research will benefit the academic community and relevant stakeholders, such as members of non-Muslim minorities and relevant civil societies and groups in Turkey. Dr. Nefes presented his work at Charles University (Czechia). Watch the presentation on YouTube here. The presentation could be reached at the minutes between 1:35:00 and 2:00:00.

Presentation by Dr. Turkay Salim Nefes

Inclusion of migrants

What are the barriers, and what good practices are implemented in Greece? PhD Candidate Andreas Christodoulou (Frederick University, Cyprus) is interested in the similarities and differences between Greek and Cypriot NGO inclusion policies.

Andreas, during his short-term scientific mission, tried to identify the barriers that providers face and aimed to uncover inclusive practices and how they are differentiated to respect religious practices.

This short-term scientific mission is expected to contribute to exchanging knowledge about migration between the researchers and practise field representatives.

Here are some pics from NGO “Earth” (Athens), where Andreas conducted his scientific mission.

What is a Short-Term Scientific Mission (STSM) within COREnet?

A Short-Term Scientific Mission consists of a visit to a host organization located in a different country to the country of affiliation of a Researcher in order to carry out specific work as part of a research project. In addition to research purposes, Short Term Scientific Missions (STSMs) are aimed to support researchers’ individual mobility, to strengthen existing networks and to foster collaboration between individuals. The purpose of a STSM is thus to gain new partnerships, to learn new techniques and to gain access to specific data, instruments and/or methods not available in their own institutions/organizations.

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