The German Centre for Integration and Migration Research (DeZIM) conducts research into integration and migration, consensus and conflict, social participation and diversity, as well as discrimination and racism. It consists of the DeZIM Institute in Berlin and a network of research establishments throughout Germany, the DeZIM Research Community.
The DeZIM Institute is a non-university research institution and is funded by the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ). It is divided into the three research departments Integration, Migration and Consensus and Conflict. It also includes the Data-Methods-Monitoring Cluster and the Research Data Centre DeZIM.fdz, the Expert Group "Democracy Promotion and Democratic Practice" and the National Discrimination and Racism Monitor (NaDiRa).
DeZIM wishes to strengthen German research on integration and migration and give it greater international visibility. For this purpose, it works together with other university and non-university research establishments. DeZIM also wants to have an impact in the areas of politics, civil society and media, and to contribute to making the discourses on integration, migration, discrimination and racism more objective. It advises representatives from the political sphere, the public sector and civil society on these topics.
Further information about the individual areas of DeZIM can be found here:
- Executive bodies: Board of Trustees, General Assembly and Board of Directors
- Heads of institute
- Staff Unit Scientific Direction
- Integration Department
- Consensus and Conflict Department
- Migration Department
- Expert Group "Democracy Promotion and Democratic Practice"
- National Monitoring of Discrimination and Racism (NaDiRa)
- Data-Methods-Monitoring Cluster
- Research Data Centre
- DeZIM Research Community
All researchers working at DeZIM are bound by the Guidelines for Safeguarding Good Research Practice.
The Ethics Committee of the DeZIM Institute reviews the research projects of researchers at the DeZIM Institute to ensure that they are ethically sound.