Refugees in Germany
The large number of refugees and migrants currently arriving in Germany represents a major challenge for the country. There is a pressing need at many levels to find short-term solutions. A long-term vision must also be developed to ensure newcomers are successfully integrated into German society.
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We want to promote an objective discussion of the refugee situation and to develop lasting solutions. We use evidence-based findings and empirical observations to raise awareness of areas needing improvement and to develop long-term action plans and scalable solutions. In doing so, we consider all participants on all levels of government and civil society, including countries of origin. We cooperate closely with the relevant actors, which means the support we provide reaches those who need it. Our work targets five areas that reflect the challenges faced by refugees, migrants and host countries, as well as their experiences. Those areas are:

Departure and displacement

Causes of displacement, migration routes, asylum procedures, European solutions

The reasons why people become migrants – conflict, political persecution and poor socioeconomic prospects, to name a few – must be combated on a global level and holistic solutions must be developed. In order to manage migration in a way that benefits everyone involved, measures are needed for expanding skills in countries of origin, as are opportunities for legal immigration and a fair system for distributing new arrivals among communities. The EU is playing a key role in stabilizing regions affected by migration and in cooperating with the relevant non-EU countries. It must also consider the national interests of its member states while maintaining solidarity among them. Coherent policy approaches and efficient administrative processes are just as important here as collaboration at the international level among source, transit and host countries.

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Publication: Escaping the Escape

Conflict and war, but most of all overwhelming despair are driving massive numbers of mostly young people from the Middle East and North Africa, ...

Publication: Border Protection and Freedom of Movement

Europeans are not at all shy when it comes to European solutions. They like their freedom of movement and want to see it protected. They support ...

Publication: Sweden's Asylum Procedures

Bernd Parusel provides an overview of the Swedish asylum system and discusses its failures and successes.

Publication: From Refugees to Workers

In the context of increasing numbers of asylum seekers, European policy-makers have to face the difficult challenge of promoting refugees’ ...