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 (muehlhaeusser@dipf.de).

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

 

Workshops

1. Research workshop

The first Integration-CAN-D Research Workshop has taken 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“. Here you can find information regarding the programme and a short protocol.

2. Research workshop

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 more information, please click here.

3. Research workshop

The third joint research workshop of Integration CAN-D has taken place at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) in Toronto, on April 9-11, 2019. The topic has been “Language and Literacy”, “Teacher Education“ and „Mental health and Wellbeing“. For more information, please click 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

The Center for Flight and Migration, Eichstätt, on October 4-6, 2018. For the conference of the The German Network of Forced Migration Researchers Integration CAN-D organised a Panel (Session 4.5) regarding the topic „Research-Cooperation Network between Canada and Germany on the Integration of Refugees” with four different inputs. Further information relating to the programme you find 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 "Netzwerk Fluchtforschung" in Hildesheim. Further information relating to the programme you find 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 you can find here.

Publication

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

Cooperation