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Centre for International and European Law on Immigration and Asylum
University of Konstanz
The Centre for International and European Law on Immigration and Asylum was founded in 1994 by professor Kay Hailbronner. He holds a professorial chair for public law, international law and European law at the University of Konstanz, Germany. CIAL does not have its own web page so we direct you to the main page of University of Konstanz.

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Center on Migration, Citizenship and Development
Universität Bielefeld, Bielefeld
The Center on Migration, Citizenship and Development (COMCAD) is concerned with theories, concepts, empirical research and the political management of global and local processes. It focuses on political, cultural and economic aspects of transnationalization in the fields of transnational mobility, political membership and development. COMCAD currently conducts research on multiple citizenship, changing forms of migration control and democratic legitimacy, transnational political practices of migrants, and return migration. It consists of 5 members and 7 associated members.

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European Centre for Minority Issues
ECMI was founded in 1996 by the governments of Denmark, Germany and Schleswig-Holstein. It is a non-partisan and interdisciplinary institution. The European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI) conducts policy-oriented research, provides information and documentation, and offers advice on minority-majority relations in Europe. It serves European governments and regional intergovernmental organizations as well as non-dominant groups in the European area. The early monitoring, study and resolution of ethnic tension and potential conflict in all regions of Europe - East and West - provides one of the major focal points for the activities of the Centre.

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European Forum for Migration Studies
University of Bamberg
EFMS is concerned with issues of migration and the integration of refugees in Germany and in Europe. The centre does research, gathers documentation, provides a consultancy service and publishes research.

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European Migration Centre
The European migration centre (EMZ) is a working group, which was created by different institutions in 1978. The organization seeks a close European-wide co-operation on migration and ethnicity. Activities range from work based on international research networks to consultancy on issues related to immigrants in Berlin. The EMZ also administers an on-line data base and an extensive library.

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Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies
University of Osnabrück, Germany
IMIS focuses on migration, integration and intercultural problems. The institute includes scientists and non-local correspondent members from different approaches, fields and disciplines. The institute is an international centre for academic research and interdisciplinary exchange. It houses a specialized library and offers a well equipped research environment to members and to visiting scholars from Germany and abroad.

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Migration Research Group
Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI), Hamburg
The Migration Research Group (MRG), based at HWWI, is an interdisciplinary team of researchers that was established in 2003. It includes experts from Austria, Canada, Germany, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Switzerland and the UK who specialise in the fields of micro- and macro-economics, econometrics, demography, human geography, sociology, social psychology, political science and international relations. The MRG has particular expertise concerning the economic dimensions of migration, but seeks to integrate this with insights and methodologies from political science, sociology and demography. The MRG offers a range of information and data about immigration, refuges and asylum to students, scholars, practitioners, journalists and the general public. The information service included country profiles, policy briefs and a monthly newsletter (Lien externe - Ouverture dans une nouvelle fenêtre

Official Sites

  • Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge –
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    The Bundesamt for migration and refugees is the authority centre for migration and integration and the gate to the Federal Republic of Germany. It decides on applications for asylum and protection of refugees and manages return migration. The Bundesamt also coordinates linguistic and social integration in Germany. Information on the website is available in German.

  • Bundesministerium des Innern - Zuwanderung –
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    Federal Ministry of the Interior
    The Federal Minister of the Interior has a wide variety of responsibilities. One is to manage and control immigration in Germany. On their website you can find facts about laws and regulations as well as statistics on immigration to Germany. Information is available in English and German.

  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Demographie Lien externe - Ouverture dans une nouvelle fenêtre
    The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Demographie deals with demography issues of German society. Immigration to Germany is given considerable attention. On the website, a variety of information regarding immigration in Germany is posted; residence permits, social and labour integration, refugee protection, asylum procedures etc. Information is available in German and English.

  • Migrations Museum – Lien externe - Ouverture dans une nouvelle fenêtre
    The Migrations Museum site offers information on the history of German migration. You can find information about migration to and from Germany and its impact on German society. Information is available in German.