23. - 24. Februar 2018

Migrant Integration in Africa, Europe, and Beyond


Policies focused on the integration of migrants and refugees are often driven by conventional wisdoms and fear, and there are persistent concerns that integration policies are failing both host communities and migrants in Europe, Africa, and elsewhere. In this context, the research unit Institutions and Political Inequality will host a two-day workshop to bring together practitioners in government, decision-makers from international and non-governmental organizations, and leading researchers in this field.
The participants will discuss existing approaches to measuring and effecting integration across multiple dimensions (economic, political, social, cultural, and legal), with an eye toward identifying best practices. Workshop presentations will highlight a range of research and policy perspectives, including experimental research on social contact between migrants and host populations and on labor-market integration as well as municipal-level strategies to address challenges in migrant integration.

This workshop is hosted by the WZB Berlin Social Science Center in collaboration with the International Rescue Committee and Mercy Corps, and with financial support from Evidence in Governance and Politics (EGAP).

Organizers: Alexandra Scacco, Bernd Beber, and Macartan Humphreys

For further information about the event, please contact the IPI office at ipi.office [at] wzb.eu.

Please note: This is a closed event and we are unable to register additional participants. Thank you for your understanding.