An exciting interview with linguist Katrin Lindner about the project Integration CAN-D and the cooperation with Canadian researchers was published in the Süddeutsche Zeitung on 9 September 2019.
You’ll find the interview here. [unfortunately only in German]
The projects Integration CAN-D and SKM organize a joint event on the topic "Successful labour market integration of refugees - Canadian and German approaches". It will take place on November 13 at the Science Shop Vechta /Cloppenburg. Further information can be found in our invitation and on our poster. (only available in German)
Cooperation with Canada
In the spring of 2016, researchers from the Canadian research coalition CYRRC and the Leibniz Education Research Network LERN started to exchange information and initiate research collaborations on the integration of refugees. The partners organized two research workshops funded by BMBF, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and SSHRC-CRSH, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Participants shared information on the structural contexts regarding the immigration of refugees to Germany and Canada and identified four common research themes:
- Economic, social, and political challenges facing refugee children, youth, and families
- Language, literacy, and learning
- Social integration, human rights, social stigma, culture, and security/violence
- Mental health and the social determinants of well-being
The current project "Research Exchange and Cooperation between Canada and Germany on the Integration of Refugees" - funded by the BMBF - aims to support and coordinate the joint research activities in Germany and Canada and their presentation at national and international research conferences. In addition to research networking, the project supports knowledge transfer and activation of research activities and findings. A major goal is to expand the research network continuously; if interested please contact LERN-CAN-D@dipf.de or the project co-ordinator Nicola Mühlhäußer (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Project management: Prof. Dr. Karin Zimmer
Duration: 01/2018 - 05/2020
Integration CAN-D’s Summer School
From September 9 to 13, 2019 the project Integration CAN-D organized a Summer School for Early Career Researchers at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich. Emerging researchers in their late doctoral or early post-doc phase from Canada and Germany came together with international experts for an exchange in the field of refugee studies. 22 young academics (including seven from Canada) and nine experts participated at the Summer School. In addition to five keynotes from international experts and one workshop on the topic knowledge transfer and mobilization, the participants had the opportunity to work on their own projects in intensive small working groups and to get together with local organizations, working with newcomers in Munich.
You’ll find further information on
- the keynotes here
- the agenda here
- the program leaflet here
1. Research workshop
The first Integration-CAN-D Research Workshop took place on August 29-31, 2018 in Frankfurt at the German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF). It dealed with the topics "Doing research with refugee participants: Experience and challenges", "Diagnostic Language tests: Standardized methods and new developments", "Facilitating the exchange of research materials, instruments and data". Further information can be found here: programme and a short protocol.
2. Research workshop
The second joint research workshop of Integration CAN-D took place at the Transferzentrum of the PH Heidelberg, University of Education, on December 12-14, 2018. The topic was "Knowledge transfer/mobilization in refugee research: Experiences and concepts from Germany and Canada". Further information can be found here.
3. Research workshop
The third joint research workshop of Integration CAN-D took place at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) in Toronto, on April 9-11, 2019. The topics were "Language and Literacy", "Teacher Education" and "Mental health and Wellbeing". Further information can be found here.
National and international conferences
2018 AERA Annual Meeting in New York
Projects of the Network Integration CAN-D could present their work at the AERA, on April 13-17, 2018 in New York.
Conference of The German Network of Forced Migration Researchers
Integration CAN-D organised on October 4-6, 2018 for the conference of The German Network of Forced Migration in Eichstätt a Panel (Session 4.5) regarding the topic "Research-Cooperation Network between Canada and Germany on the Integration of Refugees". Further information can be found here (only available in German).
Founding Workshop „Transfer in der Fluchtforschung – Erfahrungen und Reflexion“
From April 1 to 2, 2019 the project Integration CAN-D presented "Schwerpunkte des Transfers in der Fluchtforschung in Deutschland und Kanada" at the Workshop of The German Network of Forced Migration Researchers in Hildesheim. Further information can be found here (only available in German).
2019 AERA Annual Meeting in Toronto
Integration CAN-D designed at this year's AERA two Roundtables regarding the topic of the german-canadian collaborative research in cooperation with the International Sessions of the ICE (International Cooperation in Education). Further information can be found here.
Presentation as part of the "Canada-Germany Commission for Scientific & Technological Cooperation" (WTZ) in Berlin on March 2, 2018.
Presentation at the Universität Hamburg, at invitation of Prof. Dr. Ingrid Gogolin in Hamburg on June 13, 2018.
Presentation at the conference of The German Network of Forced Migration Researchers under the session „AG International: International Networks in Forced Migration Studies: Opportunities and Challenges“ in Eichstätt on October 6, 2019.
Presentation with the topic "Schwerpunkte des Transfers in der Fluchtforschung in Deutschland und Kanada" as part of the Founding Workshop "Transfer in der Fluchtforschung-Erfahrungen und Reflexion" at University of Hildesheim on April 2, 2019.
Korntheuer, A., Pritchard, P., & Maehler, D. B. (Eds.) (2017). Structural context of refugee integration in Canada and Germany. GESIS Series, vol. 15.
- Child and Youth Refugee Research Coalition (CYRRC), Dalhousie University, Canada
- Network Research on Refugees, Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies (IMIS), University of Osnabrück