Policy Brief: Giving fresh impetus to Germany’s collaboration with Africa on migration
Cooperation with African countries on migration policy is becoming increasingly important for Germany. It has been dominated by a restrictive approach to migration in Europe in recent years and characterized by a wide range of challenges, but it has a new and promising dynamic at the same time. In this year of the Germany EU Council Presidency, it is decisive to use this momentum for partnership-based and dialogue-oriented cooperation on migration.
Study: Chasing Efficiency: Can operational changes fix European asylum systems?
As Brussels seeks fresh ideas to reform the Common European Asylum System, innovative responses by member states offer a wealth of lessons – and some caution.
Factsheet: Skilled worker migration to Germany is growing
The inflow of refugees has dominated migration to Germany in recent years. However, current data shows that since 2017, immigrants from other EU member states once again outnumber the rest. In addition, the number of skilled workers from non-EU countries arriving in Germany – though still moderate – is growing.
Policy Brief Migration: Death in the Mediterranean - Are Asylum Centers Outside of Europe the Way Forward?
Over the past years, thousands have died crossing the Mediterranean to seek asylum in Europe. Neither increased border security measures nor actions against smugglers have prevented that seeking refuge in Europe has become increasingly dangerous. Proposals involving the establishment of asylum centers outside the territory of the European Union intend to stop asylum seekers from crossing the Mediterranean. However, these ideas are not expedient. Instead, there is a need for practical and sustainable solutions.
Report: Structural weaknesses in the Common European Asylum System
Developed by the Migration Policy Institute Europe and supported by the Bertelsmann Stiftung, this new report systematically examines the shortcomings and interlinkages present in the current EU regulations and directives that constitute the CEAS. It marks the launch of the initiative “Making Asylum Systems Work in Europe”.
Policy Brief: Does Germany need a new immigration law?
Despite record levels of immigration, relatively few skilled workers are arriving among migrants from non-European countries. Our recent edited volume by policy and legal experts explores the extent to which a new immigration law can help attract the global skilled labor Germany needs to manage demographic change. Our Policy Brief outlines what this legislation should include.
Study: Easing the burden on asylum systems requires disentangling flight and migration flows
While war or persecution are driving some to flee, others leave their homes because they cannot find work, feed their families or because they wish to secure a better life. A growing number of people from Africa and Asia have left for Europe, and the numbers of those migrating within the European continent are also growing. But it is often difficult to distinguish refugees from labor migrants. This places a heavy burden on asylum procedures and the system as a whole. What can we do to ease the burdens of a strained system?
Fair education opportunities: Education for an immigrant society
Educational institutions must prepare for the fact that growing numbers of children and youths in Germany are of migrant heritage. In a diverse society where socioeconomic background still heavily influences educational success, equal opportunities in education and labor market participation must be strengthened.
Society: Fostering Openness
Facing an aging demographic, Germany is reliant on immigration. If the country wishes to attract skilled workers and see its immigrants contribute more fully to society as fellow citizens, Germany must be an attractive destination for migrants.
Germany: Improving Migration Management
Well-managed migration involves creating benefits for our country that do not come at the expense of the local population or countries of origin. Based on empirical research, the Bertelsmann Stiftung develops reform proposals for the effective and fair management of all forms of migration.
Europe: Proactive asylum policies
Germany and the EU have been facing enormous challenges in migration and refugee policymaking. A shift towards proactive asylum and migration policies is indispensable if we are to develop effective, fair and sustainable solutions for the increased arrival of asylum seekers and refugees in Europe.
Triple Win: Promoting development through migration
Migration and development need to be considered in tandem. Effective and lasting results can be achieved only if international cooperation on migration issues incorporates the interests of migrants as well as those of origin and destination countries. Our work aims to help implement this triple-win approach in Germany and abroad.