AFAR: Algorithmic Fairness for Asylum Seekers and Refugees is a four-year interdisciplinary research project that started in 2021. Our department is one of the project partners, together with the Hertie School in Berlin, University of Oxford, European University Institute in Florence, and University of Copenhagen.
The AFAR project is funded by the Volkswagen Foundation in the frame of its “Challenges for Europe” programme. It investigates the use of new technologies in migration and asylum governance. In particular, it explores the concept of ‘fairness’ in automated decision-making processes, as well as in complex machine learning and artificial intelligence systems, and in related uses of digital identity mechanisms.
Our department employs two Postdoctoral Researchers who contribute to the AFAR project.
Project leader at the Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb:
Jean Monnet Professor of European Union Law, holder of the UNESCO Chair on Free Movement of Persons, Migration and Inter-Cultural Dialogue
Project leaders at partner institutions:
- Cathryn Costello, Professor of Fundamental Rights at the Hertie School and Co-Director of the Centre for Fundamental Rights
- Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen, Professor with special responsibilities in migration and refugee law, iCourts Center for Excellence on International Courts, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen
- Derya Ozkul, postdoctoral research fellow, Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford
- Martin Ruhs, Professor of Migration Studies and Deputy Director of the Migration Policy Centre, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute
The AFAR project is funded by the Volkswagen Foundation within the framework of its programme “Challenges and Potentials for Europe”.