Why are we running this project?

The development and employment of new technological systems in the migration field will fundamentally change human mobility and migration management. As part of its funding priority “Migration and technological change”, the Robert Bosch Foundation aims to contribute to accompanying and shaping these changes in a human-centered way. The funded project deals with questions at this intersection and offers use cases.

What are our goals?

By supporting Border Forensics, the Robert Bosch Stiftung wants to strengthen the exploration and implementation of new technology-based solutions in migration settings and encourage a differentiated and nuanced discussion on how technologies can be used in a human-centered way.

How does the project work?

Over the course of two years the Robert Bosch Stiftung will provide institutional support to Border Forensics. Working closely with migrant communities, civil society organizations, local and international NGO’s and media organizations, Border Forensics documents and exposes the violence linked to the existence and management of borders. The organization develops new techniques of geospatial, visual analysis, and conducts open-source investigations between Africa and Europe. Based on empirically grounded analysis Border Forensics produces reports, maps, video reconstructions and other visualizations. 

Who are the target groups?

Border Forensics seeks to work with and in support of communities exposed to border violence to foreground their experiences and demands, promote, and defend their dignity and rights, and foster mobility justice. Border Forensics establishes contact with victims and their families to ensure that the activities respond to their claims for truth, accountability, identification, and justice. The organization attempts to increase the capacities of the migrants' rights movement by establishing new means of documentation. Furthermore, the organization advocates in various forums to address migrant communities, the migrants’ rights movement, policy makers, researchers, and the general public.

Where is the project run?

Europe and Africa.