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Research projects focusing on migration

Above all, the following areas are looked at under the research topic of migration:

  • international migration
  • labour migration
  • irregular migration.

Over and above this, a regular migration report (annual migration report) is drafted based on an evaluation of official data and business statistics, of data from own surveys, as well as of questionnaire data from other research institutions (secondary data analysis). The focus of the work is on the description and analysis of migration events and groups of immigrants.

Research projects on international migration

The focus is on the analysis of worldwide migratory movements, especially to Germany and Europe, and the associated consequences. The aim is to gain further knowledge about the causes and effects of migratory movements in national and international contexts. Literature and document analyses, data analyses as well as informal (expert) interviews are carried out to carry out the tasks.

Research projects on labour migration

Economic aspects are major framework conditions and consequences of the management and restriction of immigration, as well as of the integration of foreigners. The Federal Office observes the research and data landscape continually and implements its own projects on this.

The focus is on academic research projects covering the economic aspects of labour market migration and integration. A further research field is the economic impact of EU enlargement for Germany and the accession countries, as well as economic issues of immigration in comparison between the EU Member States.

Research projects on irregular migration

The focus is on the analysis of irregular migration, especially to Germany and Europe and the associated consequences. The objective is to obtain further knowledge of the causes and effects of irregular migration in national and international contexts.

EMN - European Migration Network

Status ongoing

The Federal Office for Migration and Refugees is the National Contact Point for the EMN

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Returning with "StarthilfePlus"

Status ongoing

The research project studies motivations to return and reintegration processes of returnees taking part in the Federal "StarthilfePlus" promotional programme. The findings will be used further develop the Federal programme.

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Labour market integration of immigrants in family reunification

Status ongoing

This research project aims to obtain detailed information regarding the circumstances and labour market integration of immigrants who came to Germany as part of family reunification.

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Migration Report

Status ongoing

The migration report of the Federal Government provides a comprehensive overview of the annual development of immigration to and emigration from Germany, including all immigrant groups. It is drawn up every year by the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees.

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Employment of EU Blue Card holders in Germany

Status completed

This research project served to obtain information on EU Blue Card holders in Germany, their vocational qualifications and work situation, their motives for immigration and intention to remain in Germany, as well as on the situation of their family members.

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Potential of future migration

Status completed

The project has analysed a variety of topical areas in order to make qualitative statements on future migration movements.

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Migrants in the low-wage sector taking account of the toleration rule

Status completed

The focus was on migrants who are employed in the low-wage sector of the labour market. The analysis includes both foreign nationals and people with an immigrant background.

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Need for foreign researchers in Germany

Status completed

This project was concerned with the specific need in Germany for foreign researchers from non-EU states.

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Self-employed immigrants and returnees

Status completed

Immigrants holding a residence title in accordance with § 21 of the Residence Act were surveyed in this project.

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Migration and Development

Status completed

In this project, the nexus of "Migration and Development" in Germany was examined.

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There have been several occasions very recently in which people have pretended to be employees of the Federal Office and asked for an interview at which they questioned asylum applicants intensively. This took place in some cases on the pretext that a second hearing was allegedly needed. Important: The Federal Office does not conduct home visits! These individuals do not work for the Federal Office. The Federal Office has therefore filed criminal charges. If something similar happens to you, or if you observe anything of this nature as a carer, please report this to your local police station.Interviewers from reputable survey institutes who are currently conducting interviews as part of research projects in which data are collected on a voluntary basis clearly state who they are working for. They also give the name of the survey institute and prove this by showing the appropriate documentation. This means that you can make enquiries should you have any doubts.

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