AUI Pr. Therrien in collaboration with Pr. Oumlil Awarded EU Research Funds


Al Akhawayn University faculty Dr. Catherine Therrien (principal investigator) with the collaboration of Dr. Kenza Oumlil (co-investigator) was recently awarded a European Commission project as part of the Horizon 2020 Framework for Research and Innovation, and in response to the call H2020-SC6-MIGRATION-2020. Led by the Italian university Universita Degli Studi di Modena E Reggio Emilia (UNIMORE), the EU project “Interconnecting Histories and Archives for Migrant Agency: Entangled Narratives Across Europe and the Mediterranean Region” (ITHACA) was awarded a 2,995,500.00 € grant. AUI is partnering in this four-year project, starting April 2021 until April 2025, and was allocated the amount of 179,000.00 €.

The consortium working on this project includes the following institutions:

  1. Universita Degli Studi di Modena E Reggio Emilia (UNIMORE), established in Italy (leaders of the consortium)
  2. Sorbonne Universite, established in France
  3. United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, established in Switzerland
  4. Universiteit Leiden, established in the Netherlands
  5. Ethniko Kai Kapodistriako Panepistimio Athinon, established in Greece
  6. Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, established in Paris, France
  7. Universita Degli Studi di Milano, established in Italy
  8. Institute of Entrepreneurship Development, established in Greece
  9. Archivio Delle Memorie Migranti APS, established in Italy
  10. Association Arcs Tunisie, established in Tunisia
  11. Institute of Geography Named H A Aliyev National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan, established in Azerbaijan
  12. Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, established in Morocco