Sandra BohmannJürgen SchuppMaria MetzingHeike Evi NachtigallNicolas Legewie Tuba Bircan (HIVA-KU Leuven, Belgium)Herbert Brücker (IAB and Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany)Silke Hans (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany)Alyssa Schneebaum (WU Wien, Austria)Roland Verwiebe (University of Vienna, Austria)

InGRID2 – Summer school

The summer school “Advanced research on integration of migrants and refugees” and “EU-SILC training workshop: Comparative research on migration” of InGRID2 aims at training doctoral students or early-career researchers. It is also opened to academics, policy practitioners and other interested users, providing participants with opportunities to discuss their projects and to network with leading international experts and other colleagues in the field.

The summer school will take place in the center of Berlin, at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) and will be hosted by the Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP) at the DIW Berlin. The SOEP will provide and organize logistics for the week.

Objectives and program

The issue of how immigrants and refugees integrate in their host countries, especially in terms of their labor force participation, is a key issue in many European countries and at EU level. On the one hand immigration tops the list of challenges of greatest concerns to European Union citizens, but at the same time there are numerous economic and political reasons to allow and to facilitate immigration in aging European countries. The provision of humanitarian assistance to forced migrants (refugees) is a key issue in Europe, but the uneven distribution of asylum seekers across the EU countries is a challenge.

The second part of the summer school focuses on comparative research on migration as a kind of EU-SILC training workshop including a workshop on EU-SILC clone. With the help of SOEP data, we have created a clone of EU-SILC longitudinal data for Germany that is especially valuable for migration researchers. In SOEP, different migration subsamples allow much more detailed analysis for migrants of the first or second generation living in Germany than the original EU-SILC-Sample provided by Eurostat. Furthermore, the workshop will cover advanced research on migration with the use of EU-SILC data.

The summer school will be organized in different sessions covering various topics of relevance for immigration research. Theoretical and empirical issues related to the processes by which immigrants gain social membership and develop the ability to participate in the destination country will be discussed. Senior researchers will present their work in this field, whereas participants will be encouraged to present their own research and receive feedback

The curriculum will include quantitative assessment to provide both a multidisciplinary perspective and a comprehensive understanding of the concept of integration. It will furthermore put a special emphasis on methodological issues related to the measurement of concepts of integration within EU countries.

Practical information for participants

  • Sandra Bohmann
    +49 30 89789 428
  • Jürgen Schupp
    +49 30 89789 238
  • Maria Metzing
    +49 30 89789 221
  • Heike Evi Nachtigall
    +49 30 89789 419
  • Nicolas Legewie
    +49 30 89789 587

Tuba Bircan (HIVA-KU Leuven, Belgium)
Herbert Brücker (IAB and Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany)
Silke Hans (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany)
Alyssa Schneebaum (WU Wien, Austria)
Roland Verwiebe (University of Vienna, Austria)

  • Maria Metzing
    +49 30 89789 221
  • Christine Kurka
    +49 30 89789 283