German Center for Integration and Migration Research (DeZIM)—Start-up Project

Research question/goal: 

Directed by the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ), the German Center for Integration and Migration Research (DeZIM) was founded in July 2017. It aims to strengthen, connect and advance existing structures in migration and integration research. Furthermore, it addresses crucial questions of migration and integration research while attempting to close research gaps.

DeZIM consists of two cooperating pillars: the DeZIM institute in Berlin and the DeZIM community. The DeZIM institute is currently in its developmental phase and is intended to provide departmental research. Seven prestigious research institutes that have already been conducting comprehensive migration and integration research, among them the MZES, form the DeZIM community.

The DeZIM start-up project, which was initiated by the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ) for a period of two years, aims to provide input in order to establish structures for the DeZIM institute and to encourage cooperation between members of the DeZIM community. In addition to three large structural projects, six content-oriented projects investigate specific aspects of migration and integration. These projects are supplemented by networking and coordination positions in all research institutes within the DeZIM community, intended to ensure intensive and systematic exchange between all institutes involved.

The Mannheim Centre for European Social Research contributes to four sub-projects within the DeZIM start-up project:

  1. DeZIM-Networking and coordination
  2. Conception and structure of the DeZIM data service and research centre
  3. ExiTT: Exit – Transit – Transformation
  4. ARBEIT: The Role of discrimination for labour market integration of young people with migration background

Fact sheet

Funding: 
BMFSFJ
Duration: 
2018 to 2020
Status: 
ongoing

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