Migration Program

The Migration Program conducts research and develops actionable policy recommendations on migration, asylum, and refugee issues. It analyzes migration policies in Germany, Europe, and other relevant countries of origin, transit, and destination, and aims to promote balanced migration debates that are less toxic and more constructive.

Key topics:

  • Migration management
  • Returns and deportations
  • Reintegration 
  • Cooperation with countries of origin and transit
  • Border controls
  • EU migration policies
  • Migration dialogue between Europe and Africa

For more information on current projects and research questions, please see the project pages below.

Contact person


Double-Edged Sword

How to Engage Returnee Networks in Migrant Reintegration
Victoria Rietig
Sophie Meiners

Migration Instrumentalization

A Taxonomy for an Efficient Response
Alia Fakhry
Dr. András Rácz
Dr. Roderick Parkes
External Publications


Past events