Migration is the core theme at DGAP that explores migration flows, policies, and debates in Germany, Europe, and beyond. Through the umbrella of the migration theme, DGAP aims to connect the work of its Migration Program with the geographic and thematic expertise provided by all of its other research programs. This approach allows DGAP to create in-house synergies among its experts, and to offer interdisciplinary and regional expertise on migration, asylum, and refugee issues.


Recent publications

What If Europe Faced a Lack-of-Migration Crisis?

In 2030, Geras GmbH – a privately held giant in the German market for senior care homes – is forced to close over 500 of its facilities, leading to headlines about staffing gaps in the care sector. But Germany is not the only country where critical sectors are under pressure. Finding ways to alleviate workforce deficits has become the top priority for national governments everywhere in Europe. While advanced economies in other parts of the world reap benefits from the skilled laborers coming out of North and West Africa, Europeans are left to agree to ambiguous labor migration deals that expose their vulnerabilities. This imagined scenario shows how protectionist migration policies can become a real threat to European autonomy.

Alia Fakhry

Migration Policy in South Africa

Lessons from Africa’s Migration Magnet for European Policymakers
Ottilia Anna Maunganidze
Alia Fakhry
Victoria Rietig

Smart Sovereignty

10 Action Plans for Germany’s Federal Government
Dr. Christian Mölling
Prof. Dr. Daniela Schwarzer
Prof. Dr. Christian Calliess
et al.


Past events

12:30 - 14:00 | 20 Jun 2017

Problem Solved?

How to Tackle the Refugee Crisis and Migration to the EU

Why is it so difficult for Europeans to agree on how to solve the refugee crisis and the problem of migration in general? What can they do to address the root causes? What shape should a European solution take?

Council Event
09:00 | 19 - 22 Jun 2014

Migration aus und nach Nordafrika

21. New Faces Konferenz zum Thema „Moving People – Implications of Migration for Societies and States in North Africa”

Zwanzig junge europäische und nordafrikanische Experten aus Wissenschaft, Politik und Zivilgesellschaft diskutierten in Tunis bei der 21. New Faces Konferenz des EU-Middle East Forum (EUMEF) der DGAP die Auswirkungen von Migration und Mobilität auf Staat, Gesellschaft und Wirtschaft in Nordafrika. Die Konferenz wurde in Kooperation mit der Robert Bosch Stiftung, dem Auswärtigen Amt, dem Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen und dem Centre de Tunis pour la Migration et l’Asile durchgeführt.

Think Tank Veranstaltung

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