Research Coordination Within the DeZIM Network

Research question/goal: 

The coordination and networking of the DeZIM research community aims to encourage cooperation between the members of the DeZIM research community and the DeZIM institute. The networking and coordination staff in all research institutes of the DeZIM research community ensure an intensive and systematic exchange between the institutions involved (e.g. with regard to communication and organization of scientific conferences and workshops).

The German Center for Integration and Migration Research (DeZIM) was founded in July 2017 and is headed by the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ). 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, providing departmental research, and the DeZIM research community, comprising seven established research institutes for migration and integration research, among them the MZES.

Current stage: 

As part of the short studies "National Discrimination and Racism Monitor (NaDiRa)", the projects "Open and hidden racism in the political and media public sphere", "TRANSMIT module on transnational racism and its (trans)formations in Germany" and "’Where do you actually come from?’—Exploration of under-researched experiences of everyday racism offline and online" completed the data analysis, and first results were presented at the conference on racism research of the German Center for Integration and Migration Research on 28 January 2021. Furthermore, the research coordinator at the MZES has increased networking with the other DeZIM Research Community institutes, especially through the exchange event of the Research Community collaborative projects, and coordinated the integration of the TRANSMIT project. Our team also participated in the development of new formats for the presentation of scientific findings, such as the DeZIMinutes. Together with the DeZIM Institute, the WZB, and the IAB, the MZES has taken over the coordination of the DeZIM-Workshop-Series, which serves to promote junior scientists* of the DeZIM Research Community and DeZIM Institute. In addition, the increase of the DeZIM Research Community projects as well as the new projects until 2024 was coordinated.

Fact sheet

Funding: 
BMFSFJ
Duration: 
2020 to 2022
Status: 
ongoing
Geographic Space: 
Germany

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