Refugee Migration And Integration Revisited: Lessons From The Recent Past

Interdisciplinary Conference of the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) and the European Consortium for Sociological Research (ecsr), Nuernberg, May 14 - 15, 2020

Aims and Topics

Germany has emerged as the leading destination of refugees in the EU and among other high-income countries in absolute terms at 1.6 million asylum applications, which have been submitted there from 2015 to 2018. More than two-thirds of the refugee population in Germany has already received a protection status, another one-fifth of the applications are still pending. Almost five years after the surge in refugee migration to Germany and other European countries in 2015 we aim to draw first conclusions of what has been achieved regarding the integration of refugees into the economy and other areas of society in the leading destination countries of asylum-seekers in the EU and worldwide.

The conference aims to bring together demographers, economists, sociologists and political scientists to discuss the most critical lessons on refugee integration in Europe and encourages contributions on the following topics:

  • refugee migration, family reunification and patterns of settlement;
  • selection of refugees;
  • asylum procedures and effectiveness of integration programs;
  • refugee penalty and labor market integration;
  • educational and training opportunities for refugees and their offspring;
  • social integration and family dynamics;
  • language and cultural integration;
  • health and traumata;
  • effects on host country economy and population.

Keynote Lectures

  • Jesús Fernández-Huertas Moraga, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
  • Elias Dinas, European University Institute
  • Rawan Arar, University of Washington

Local Organizers

  • Yuliya Kosyakova (IAB)
  • Herbert Brücker (IAB)

Scientific Committee

Silke Anger (IAB & University of Bamberg), Stefan Bernhard (IAB & FAU), Herbert Brücker (IAB, BIM & Humboldt University), Christian Czymara (Goethe University Frankfurt), Anette Haas (IAB), Jannes Jacobsen (DIW & & Humboldt University), Agnieszka Kanas (University of Amsterdam), Irena Kogan (University of Mannheim), Cornelia Kristen (University of Bamberg), Yuliya Kosyakova (IAB & University of Mannheim), Zerrin Salikutluk (BIM & Humboldt University), Ehsan Valizadeh (IAB & University of Bamberg).