The RAUN Research Program is conducted by the Regional Academy on the United Nations and connects UN organizations and outstanding international Master and PhD students. The nine-month program envisages group policy research that should feed into practical application in the field.
As an expert mentor, the BKMC provides the designated research group with consultations and guidance throughout the process. The overall program includes high-level and peer-to-peer networking opportunities, interactive workshops and academic skills training. The presentations of final research results and award of certificates take place every year at the United Nations in Vienna.
RAUN is the main organizational body and responsible for the applications. They are currently not taking new applications. Submission period for the 2021 program can be found on the RAUN website. Follow our social media channels for updates on future research opportunities.
The 2021 RAUN program focused on “COVID-19 recovery: towards more resilient and inclusive solutions”. The program was held virtually for a second time in a row due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Esra Böyükk (Turkey), Maria Fabregas (Spain) and Clara Esteve Jorda (Spain) were dedicated to shedding light on the shadow pandemic of domestic violence against women (DVAW) during Covid-19. They conducted case studies of Austria, Spain, Sweden and Turkey, and interviewed representatives of grassroots feminist organizations in those countries. The paper highlights the lack of adequate policy implementation to tackle the rise of domestic violence against women during the pandemic. The interviewed women’s organizations called for financial stability, inclusion in political decision-making and adequate training for all stakeholders involved in violence prevention and service delivery to victims of domestic violence.