German-Canadian Conference on Migration & Integration: Young (Forced) Migrants and Their Families

Who? Migration Scholars & Practitioners
When? November 11 - 12, 2019
Where? University Osnabrück, Helikoniensaal (Building 64), Albrechtstraße 29, 49076 Osnabrück
Registration? Open until October 20, 2019. Please note that the participation is free of charge, however registration is mandatory.

We are delighted to invite you to the German-Canadian Conference on Migration & Integration, which is jointly organized by GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences and IMIS – Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies.

The conference will bring together migration scholars from Germany and Canada to discuss findings as well as methodological and conceptual issues associated with research on young (forced) migrants and their families.
The event will cover topics such as:

  • educational biographies in the migration process and integration of newcomers in school systems;
  • the influence of household conditions, family constellations, and local environments on integration processes;
  • refugee-oriented policies; and
  • methods-oriented review of empirical literature in the field.

We cordially invite you to enjoy this exciting event with us.

The organizing committee:

Dr. Débora B. Maehler (GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences)
Prof. Ulrike Krause (IMIS, University of Osnabrück)
Dr. Steffen Pötzschke (GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences)


You can find the program in pdf-format here (0.95 MB).


Monday, November 11

09:30 – 10:00 Registration and informal get-together
10:00 – 10:30 Welcome address
10:30 – 12:00 Session A: Synthesis of Research on Young Refugees
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 14:30 Session B: Integrating Recently Settled Refugees and Migrants into the Education System and Society:
Current Data and Results in Germany
14:30 – 15:00 Coffee break
15:00 – 16:30 Session C: Between Hardships and Coping - Migrants and Refugees worldwide

Tuesday, November 12

09:30 – 11:00 Session D: Trajectories of Integration and (Onward) Migration
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 12:30 Session E: Economic Conditions and Labor Market Integration of Recently Settled Refugees:
Current Data and Results in Germany and Canada
11:30 – 12:30 Lunch
13:30 – 15:00 Session F: Refugee Policy
15:00 – 16:30 Final Discussion: Young Migrants and Refugees: Current Developments and Challenges


Please note that the participation is free of charge, however registration is mandatory.
Accommodation or travel expenses have to be covered by the participants themselves.



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GESIS - Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences
P.O. Box 12 21 55
68072 Mannheim