Migration and integration research in Germany has no central structure and is decentrally organized. Therefore the current infrastructure is unable to provide an efficient structure to cover the increasing need of information in this field. To solve this problem and to close existing research gaps as well as to collectively strengthen research, scholarship and teaching in this field DeZIM has created joint structures to bundle expertise as well as to strengthen the field by putting an extra emphasis on early-career researchers. DeZIM connects existing research institutions through new intensive forms of cross-institutional cooperation that contribute towards the strengthening and profiling of migration research in Germany.
This new cooperation supports the structural development of DeZIM and overall strengthens the research community in this field. There is a close cooperation between the DeZIM Institute and the DeZIM Research Community. The DeZIM Institute disseminates the research results (from the DeZIM Institute and the DeZIM Research Community) into the public and political sphere (in particular into the different departments of the BMFSFJ) as well as to the interested public. In the following you will find more details on the ten cooperation projects of the DeZIM Research Community (BIM, IAB, IKG, IMIS, InZentIM, MZES, WZB):