The consortium is made up of USE2 specializing in human and social sciences, having a laboratory dedicated to studies and research in human rights, and has participated in several activities relating to the protection of human rights. It is bound by partnership agreements with all the Algerian universities that are partners in Ci-RES and have experience in refugees’ issue. USE2 co-coordinated a project on the human rights-based approach and has developed a network with several European universities with unquestionable experience in the management of research projects in general. and in legal sciences and human rights in particular.

The National Human Rights Council in Algeria is an associate partner in the project and it has a commission dedicated to the rights of refugees. The Rector of USE2 is also the Eastern regional coordinator of the said Council.

The participation of US2 in the ABDEM project enabled it to develop regional coordination skills. Its membership in the UNIMED network since 2012 has enabled it to strengthen its knowledge and skills in European projects, notably through the DIRE-MED (national coordinator) and ESAGOV (structural project for governance in Algeria) projects. Cooperation through these projects has enabled it to strengthen its links, in particular with the University of Paris 1 (member of UNIMED and partner DIRE-MED).

La Rioja has been a partner of USE2 since 2012 and has participated in several educational and research actions. This networking has developed several partnership actions, in particular EDIR (with the Council of Europe) and ABDEM (Tempus). They organized joint training of trainers led by Spanish teachers working for the benefit of USE2 teachers. The UNESCO Chair in La Rioja, also an associate partner, is active with USE2 in the same direction. The University of La Coruna has also been a partner of the ABDEM project and the two universities are linked by a cooperation agreement within the framework of key action 107 of the Erasmus + project and benefit from the exchange of students, professors, and administrative staff. The realization of the internships and mobility of the Ci-RES project will be very fluid given the familiarity of the exchanges between the staff in charge of international relations of the two universities. US2 and Coruna have very long-term cooperation relations and share research related to the Arab Spring and Maghreb policies.

Bergamo is also a partner of USE2 since 2012 and was also a partner in the ABDEM and EDIR project. In addition, Bergamo is working on a European project on the social integration of refugees. The Ci-RES project will make it possible to compare the two projects on which the members of the research teams are working or to relate the results and experiences acquired from old projects set up in higher schools for the integration of refugees (Erasmus + KA-2, coordinated by the University of Cologne where the University of Bergamo participated). Bergamo has also been working since 2011 on Erasmus + ReSeCo, ReCall, and GoodVET projects

The University of Paris 1 is also a partner of USE2 in the CBHE Dire-Med project and has organized a training of trainers for the benefit of the international relations office of USE2 in this context.

The Universities of Béjaia, Ouargla, and Tizi Ouzou have been partners of USE2 since 2012 and are partners of the CBHE ESAGOV project. These universities share Algerian PRFU research projects on themes related to underprivileged peoples and human rights.

Regarding the proposed theme, all the Ci-RES partners have extensive experience in the field of research and in the management of projects related to the care and integration of refugees. On the European side, the partners will provide their expertise on the integration of refugees by sharing the actions already undertaken within their own institutions.

– At the University of Paris 1, the group of lawyers will bring its expertise and experience acquired through the development of a specific training program for refugee students as well as with its participation in the PAUSE program and in the network MEnS.

– The University of Bergamo is working on a European project with US2 on “preventing and combating radicalization and terrorism and creating measures for social inclusion and international security”. Ci-RES will make it possible to compare the various projects on which members of the research teams are working or to relate the results and experiences acquired from old projects on similar themes.

– La Coruna is currently dealing with the subject of refugees and freedom of expression.

– The University of La Rioja has extensive national and international experience through the coordination of a Tempus project on the Rights-Based Approach in Higher Education in the Maghreb in co-coordination with USE2. UNIMED will be able to share its experience of coordinating projects and its know-how in the field of actions in favor of refugees, acquired in particular thanks to the (CBHE) RESCUE project – Refugees education support in MENA countries – and the (SP) INHERE- Higher project education supporting Refugees in Europe.

Regarding the Algerian partners, the Ministry of Higher Education is the cornerstone on which the results of the project can guarantee sustainability. It will participate in development and reform support actions by building institutional capacities in partner universities and then in non-partner universities, as well as in the dissemination and exploitation of results. The University of Ouargla being located in the south of the country welcomes a significant number of refugees. The other Algerian partners, Béjaia and Tizi Ouzou, the main destinations for refugees, have extensive experience in the management of European research projects and will be able to bring added value in terms of research and expertise.