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Study

Indian high-skilled migrants and international students in Germany

Similar to the US and UK, immigration from India plays an important role in Germany. India became the second most important country of origin of international students and the most important country of origin of high-skilled migrants in Germany in 2015. A new study of the Bertelsmann Stiftung conducted by the University of Bielefeld, examines motivations, intentions of stay and development effects of migration from India to Germany for economic and education purposes. read more...

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Roundtable

European refugee support: between crisis management and conflicting values

Despite the range of differences among European states, how might we design and promote an effective and viable asylum policy? In the face of policies driven primarily by individual interests, is the EU the only means of forging a collective response to challenges? Indeed, doesn't the EU offer an advantage over nation-states acting alone? Though the answer to these questions remains difficult, experts and policymakers broadly agree on what needs to be done, as seen at an expert roundtable hosted by the Bertelsmann Stiftung in Berlin. read more...

Munich Security Conference 2017

Event

Urgent need to tackle root causes for flight and migration

Why are more and more people from Africa, Asia and Southeastern Europe leaving their native countries? And what can we do to fight the root causes of flight and migration? In this context we launched a new publication and debated with EU and Middle East experts on 17 February at the Munich Security Conference. read more...

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Publication

Displacement's vicious circle: combating the causes, offering practical help

They leave their families behind and set forth on what are often life-threatening journeys towards an uncertain future: Why are more and more people from Africa, Asia and Southeastern Europe leaving their native countries? It's an issue we researched together with international experts. The goal was to develop ideas for combating the underlying causes of displacement and assisting people in Europe. read more...

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Vision Europe Summit

António Guterres: Countries must regulate migration better

The objective of this year's Vision Europe Summit in Lisbon was to find better answers to the refugee crisis for Europe as a whole. The event's keynote speaker, UN Secretary-General-designate António Guterres, called on countries to do their part – and announced his own political initiatives. read more...

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Study

Integrating refugees into the labor market: No cure-all in sight

Everywhere in Europe, policy makers are looking for ways to help asylum-seekers and refugees find jobs. It's a major challenge and the tools being used vary – from language courses and internships to competency tests and training programs. No one, however, has found a surefire approach, as our new study shows. read more...

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Refugees

With Heart and Mind in Münster

In Münster, a concept for the integration of refugees was already developed 15 years ago. It works, and above all now, it is bearing fruit: good housing throughout the city, and no mass accommodation. But with refugee numbers on the increase, things are getting tight for Münster, too. read more...

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Studies

Asylum systems under pressure: Switzerland, the Netherlands and Sweden in the "crisis year 2015"

The number of asylum seekers in Europe has increased continuously over the last years: Eurostat counted 182,000 first applications in 2008 in the EU including Switzerland and Norway, in the "crisis year 2015" these applications reached 1.3 million. Both the number of asylum seekers and the asylum procedures vary considerably among countries in Europe. Therefore, the European Commission aims at the harmonization of asylum policies in order to establish a common efficient and fair approach towards refugees. read more...

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Competence cards

Recognizing and utilizing the potential of people with migrant backgrounds

People with migrant backgrounds still suffer significant disadvantages with respect to educational and professional opportunities. However, many newcomers have valuable experience and qualifications. In cooperation with various partners, we have developed competence cards for the immigration counseling in order to speed up the recognition and utilization of such qualifications and experience. These cards are now available under a CC BY SA license. read more...

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