This group gathers researchers engaged in research questions on children and migration.
Central issues for the group are transnational childhoods, children and families' position as refugees in Norway, unaccompanied minor refugees' situation, minority children’s situation, and these groups' encounter with the Norwegian welfare state, its' professionals and welfare services.
BAM is an interdisciplinary and inter institutional research community at the Faculty of Social Sciences. The members have their background from law, psychology, sociology, anthropology, pedagogy, health sciences and social work.
In addition to the Department of Social Work, Child Welfare and Social Policy, the Faculty of Education and International Studies, The Faculty of Health Sciences, OsloMet, and the Institute for Social Research are represented in the group.
BAM is a forum for mutual discussions, linking different disciplines and units, and is a platform for developing research projects and applications. The group will serve as a resource for master's degree and PhD students.
The main activity in the group has been developing the project IntercarUM, Resettlement, integration and care – unaccompanied minor refugees in Norway, with an application to the Research Council of Norway. The group explores possibilities for a research collaboration for an application to Horizon 2020.