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Summer school "Advanced research on integration of migrants and refugees"

Oct 22

General information

The summer school "Advanced research on integration of migrants and refugees" aims at training doctoral students or early-career researchers. It is also open to academics, policy practitioners and other interested users, providing participants with opportunities to discuss their projects and to network with leading international experts and other colleagues in the field.

The summer school will take place in the center of Berlin, at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) and will be hosted by the Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP) at the DIW Berlin. The SOEP will provide and organise logistics for the week (practical information will be given soon). 

Objectives and preliminary programme

The issue of how immigrants and refugees integrate in their host countries, especially in terms of their labour force participation, is a key issue in many European countries and at EU level. On the one hand, immigration tops the list of challenges of greatest concerns to European Union citizens, but at the same time there are numerous economic and political reasons to allow and to facilitate immigration in aging European countries. The provision of humanitarian assistance to forced migrants (refugees) is a key issue in Europe, but the uneven distribution of asylum seekers across the EU countries is a challenge.

The summer school will be organised in different sessions covering various topics of relevance for immigration research. Theoretical and empirical issues related to the processes by which immigrants gain social membership and develop the ability to participate in the destination country will be discussed. Senior researchers will present their work in this field, whereas participants will be encouraged to present their own research and receive feedback

The curriculum will include quantitative assessment to provide both a multidisciplinary perspective and a comprehensive understanding of the concept of integration. It will furthermore put a special emphasis on methodological issues related to the measurement of concepts of integration within EU countries.

The detailed programme will be available soon.  

Information for applicants

The summer school is primarily aimed at PhD students/postdocs/early-stage researchers but will also be open to interested practitioners. The programme will be tailored for researchers wishing to acquire multidisciplinary insight and competences about the process of integration of migrants and refugees.

Candidates are expected to fill in the application form before 8 July 2018, including a paper/abstract, short motivation and CV. Candidates are expected to provide either a paper or a poster related to their current work. They will either present it during a thematic session or within a poster presentation. All applicants will be informed whether their applications have been accepted by 23 July 2018.

Participation to this summer school is free of charge and subsistence costs are covered by the project. Potential participants may receive a partial reimbursement of travel costs. Further practical information will be given later.

Participation is subject to InGRID-2 project’s terms and conditions for InGRID-2 summer schools.


Jürgen Schupp: jschupp [at]

Maria Metzing: MMetzing [at] 

Event information
22/10/2018 - 26/10/2018
German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) & Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP)
German Institute for Economic Research (DIW)