Preview 3rd Workshop

The third Integration-CAN-D Workshop will take place on April 9-11, 2019 at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) in Toronto.

Review 2. Workshop (Link)

The second joint research workshop of Integration CAN-D has taken place at the Transferzentrum of the PH Heidelberg, University of Education, on December 12-14, 2018. The topic has been „Knowledge transfer/mobilization in refugee research: Experiences and concepts from Germany and Canada”. For further information see the agenda.

Review 1. Workshop

The first Integration-CAN-D Research-Workshop (link to the agenda) has taken place on August 29-31, in Frankfurt at the German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF).

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 or the project co-ordinator Nicola Mühlhäußer (

Project management: Prof. Dr. Karin Zimmer
Duration: 01/2018 - 12/201



Korntheuer, A., Pritchard, P., & Maehler, D. B. (Eds.) (2017). Structural context of refugee integration in Canada and Germany. GESIS Series, vol. 15.


Zimmer, K. (2018). Panel "Research-Cooperation Network between Canada and Germany on the Integration of Refugees". 2nd Conference of the German network of forced migration researchers, Center for Flight and Migration, Eichstätt, 4.10.-6.10.2018.