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

Strengthening the Science-Policy Interface in the Climate Migration Field

The question of how climatic changes and hazards affect human mobility has increasingly gained prominence in public debates over the past decade. Despite improvements in the scientific understanding of the subject and advancements in policy, major gaps remain in addressing the humanitarian and socioeconomic challenges related to climate migration. In this article, the authors argue for a holistic approach and a closer integration of science and policy involving diverse stakeholders in the process of knowledge generation and implementation. 

Dr. Roman Hoffmann
Dr. Kira Vinke
Dr. Barbora Sedova
External Publications

Migration Policy in South Africa

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


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.

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