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“How are you, my brother?”

During the spring 2017, I had the pleasure of conducting nine weeks of ethnographic fieldwork as a TRUST-researcher in a...
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Case Sweden – finding human-centred solutions

In April 2017, Anna-Kaisa and I visited the Linköping area in Sweden to interview experts working in the field of...
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Photography workshops connecting youth

Relatedness is claimed as one of the intrinsic needs or motivations of humans and a key outcome of positive youth...
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The power of hammocks and jumpers

The fast pace, the criteria of “evidence” and the push to publish make research with children challenging. In particular, it...
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The First Friend: Mentoring an Unaccompanied Refugee Minor

During 2015, almost 96,500 unaccompanied refugee minors (URM) arrived in Europe. More than 22,300 of them applied for asylum in...
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Understanding pain and loneliness through politics of compassion

Doing research with unaccompanied refugee minors includes many moral and ethical aspects. Among these research constrains are the ethical board’s...
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Coping to live and learn, living and learning to cope

How do you imagine that escaping from home, missing out on education and having to start over in a strange...
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Weaving voices together – collaborating across cultures through Mexican mask-making

The TRUST project collaborated in the autumn of 2016 with two artists, Anne Lihavainen and Rosamaria Bolom, in a Mexican...
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Having, loving and being: Wellbeing of migrant youth

Social marginalisation is an alarming aspect of the increasing migrant youth population in Europe. Even if these young people learn...
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Gardening, playing and doing things together

I had a great opportunity to take part in an urban gardening project at a temporary housing unit for asylum...
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Transcultural belonging as a right!

Every year tens of thousands of unaccompanied asylum-seeking minors enter the territory of the European Union. These children and young...
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Where is my home?

Home, according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, is a place where a person lives. A home may also be a social...
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Little sea horses

Schools are nests of bridging and bonding. They are filled with many arrangements that enable and constrain learning but also...
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