BAMF - Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge - Integration

Navigation and service

to welcome page

Focusing on people - offering security. Creating opportunities. Living change.

Research projects focusing on integration

The focus is on the description and analysis of the social developments caused by integration in Germany. In addition, contributions to its development are made by evaluating integration support measures (e.g. integration courses).

Implementation of studies and surveys

Projects covering the following topics are dealt with:

  • implementing quantitative and qualitative studies about the integration of specific target groups (e.g. female migrants, Muslims, refugees, imams),
  • implementing representative questionnaires to evaluate integration measures (e.g. integration panel)
  • implementing quantitative and qualitative studies focusing on specific aspects of integration (e.g. naturalisation behaviour).

Reporting on integration

Another focal point is constituted by integration reporting on the basis of the evaluation of official data and business statistics, of data from own surveys as well as of data from other research institutions (analysis of secondary data).

There are the following foci of investigation:

  • describing and analysing the integration status of various migrant groups
  • monitoring reporting on integration
  • developing integration indicators

The integration of refugees in rural areas

Status ongoing

The combined qualitative-quantitative research project evaluates the essential factors for successful refugee integration processes in rural areas.

More: The integration of refugees in rural areas …

IAB-BAMF-SOEP Refugee Survey

Status ongoing

The IAB-BAMF-SOEP Refugee Survey is an annual survey in which roughly 4,800 displaced persons are repeatedly interviewed regarding their living situation in Germany. Respondents are persons who entered Germany between  January 2013 and December 2016 and filed an asylum application,  as well as members of their households. The personal interviews of the second wave of the survey are conducted from June to the beginning of 2018. First results based on the first wave of the survey in 2016 are available.

More: IAB-BAMF-SOEP Refugee Survey …

Representative survey 2015

Status ongoing

Turkish and Polish nationals, as well as – for the first time – Romanian nationals, are being surveyed in Germany as part of the representative survey on “Selected groups of migrants in Germany” (RAM 2015). Furthermore, Germans with a Turkish migration background are being interviewed.

More: Representative survey 2015 …

Resettlement

Status ongoing

The research project studies the progress in integration made by refugees in special need of protection who were resettled in Germany as part of the resettlement programme.

More: Resettlement …

Muslim self-organisation and state dealings with Muslim organisations in European comparison

Status completed

The efforts and approaches taken by other European states to create Muslim contact partners have been studied as part of this project.

More: Muslim self-organisation and state dealings with Muslim organisations in European comparison …

Islamic officials in Germany

Status completed

In this research project the number of imams and dedes (Alevi religious leaders) is to be ascertained and in-depth information acquired about them.

More: Islamic officials in Germany …

Integration course participant survey

Status completed

For this project, a survey of attendees was carried out on 100 integration courses selected at random.

More: Integration course participant survey …

Immigrants from Russia and the other CIS states

Status completed

This project studied the motives for immigration and integration progress of migrants from Russia and the other CIS states, and of Jewish immigrants in particular.

More: Immigrants from Russia and the other CIS states …

Residence Allocation Act

Status completed

On behalf of the Federal Ministry of the Interior, the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees is investigating the impact of the Residence Allocation Act on ethnic German repatriates, as well as on local government.

More: Residence Allocation Act …

Success biographies of female migrants

Status completed

This project analysed the factors influencing and strategies used by female immigrants to achieve success at work.

More: Success biographies of female migrants …

© 2018 Copyright by Federal Office for Migration and Refugees. All rights reserved.