Publications and Events of the Martin Roth-Initiative


To promote knowledge about protection programmes, their challenges and best practices and to improve existing programmes, one field of activity of the Martin Roth-Initiative is dedicated to accompanying research. The results are regularly published and discussed with experts at events to encourage exchange among researchers and facilitate networking within the global community of practice.

Previous publications include:

  • "An Exercise in Sitting with Discomfort. Towards more equitable support for relocation in North-South contexts" (2022) - Full report and Summary Report
  • "Learning from the Pandemic: Artistic Freedom & Mobility Beyond the Covid-19 Crisis" (2022) - in English (full report and summary) and Turkish (only

    summary: Yönetici Özeti)

  • "Relocating Artists at Risk in Latin America" (2021) - in English (full report and summary) and Spanish (full report and summary)
    • podcast "¡El Arte no Calla!" (episode 9) in cooperation with Artists at Risk Connection (ARC)/PEN America (English script here): 
  • "What Comes After Relocation? A Comic About Safe Return and Its Alternatives" (2021) - in English, Spanish, and French, in cooperation with the artists Charity Atukunda and Dianah Bwengye
MRI-Comic_what comes after relocation
Animiertes Video zu "Wellbeing of Civil Society Actors in International Relocation" (2020)

External resources:

The 2021 "Safety Guide for Artists" by Artists at Risk Connection (ARC) compiles useful information about risk analysis, digital safety, threat documentation, finding assistance and recovering from risk. It is available for free in English, Spanish and French.