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.

We currently do not offer internships with the Migration Program but will start to do so again in the summer of 2022. If you are interested in interning with this program, please send your cover letter, CV, and supporting documentation (such as letters of recommendation, certificates, etc.) to migration-bewerbung@dgap.org.


Migrationspolitik nach Merkel

Drei Themen könnten bei den Koalitionsverhandlungen strittig werden: die Aufnahme von Flüchtlingen, der Umgang mit Ausreisepflichtigen und die EU-Agentur Frontex.

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Walking a Tightrope in Tunisia

The Aspirations and Limitations of Migration Policy Reform
Tasnim Abderrahim
Alia Fakhry
Victoria Rietig