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Migration & Society

Migration Strategy Group Conference: Competing for Labor in a Mobile World
April 16, 2014
The Migration & Society Program of the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) in cooperation with the Robert Bosch Stiftung held a conference on “Competing for Labor in a Mobile World: Trip
Europe Must Take on its Share of the Syrian Refugee Burden, But How?
Philippe Fargues, February 26, 2014
This policy brief examines Europe's response to the Syrian refugee crisis.
Towards a Joint Agenda in Migration Policy: Managing Migration in Germany and the United Kingdom
February 24, 2014
On February, 21st, GMF’s Migration and Society Program co-organized a British-German expert roundtable on migration policy, bringing together 30 high-level officials, policy experts, academics, and

About The Migration & Society Program


GMF’s Immigration & Integration Program was established in the early 1990s to provide a platform for exchange and the dissemination of research on immigration and integration issues across the Atlantic. The Program seeks to enhance the understanding among North American and European stakeholders of the challenges and opportunities that immigration poses for receiving as well as sending countries and societies.

The Immigration & Integration Program applies some of GMF’s most successful formats and tools: convening young leaders and stakeholders to create a transatlantic and international network; and collecting objective information about public opinion. The Program’s activities give new impetus and information to policymakers and other stakeholders by highlighting upcoming immigration challenges, gathering objective data, promoting greater understanding among stakeholders, and stimulating creative and innovative thinking on immigration policies.

Migration Strategy Group on Global Competitiveness

The Migration Strategy Group on Global Competitiveness was launched by the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) and the Robert Bosch Stiftung in 2013. It is based on the premise that demographic change, growing global competition for an increasingly mobile workforce, and development of migrant-sending countries demand holistic and attractive migration and integration policies that create triple win situations (for the receiving country, the sending country, and the migrant).

Transatlantic Trends: Immigration (TTI)

Launched in 2008, TTI is an annual public opinion survey that examines attitudes and policy preferences related to immigration in Europe, Canada, and the United States.  It targets policy areas relevant in all countries surveyed and makes concerted efforts to disseminate the results to policymakers, the media, and the broader public of stakeholders in immigration debates. 

Transatlantic Forum on Migration & Integration (TFMI)

The Transatlantic Forum on Migration and Integration (TFMI) is an international, multilateral network for young leaders and a learning community on migration and integration issues. Launched in 2008, TFMI has developed into a year-round, multi-year initiative involving almost 80 participants from 25 countries. It serves as the leading platform for exchange and networking among future immigration and integration decision-makers from both sides of the Atlantic and from sending countries.

Transatlantic Forum on Migration and Integration: A five year retrospective (2008-2012) 

Transatlantic Study Teams: Immigration

In 2009, the GMF Immigration and Integration Program launched an annual, large-scale grantmaking initiative, the Transatlantic Study Teams. This grantmaking program links the statistics of international migration flows to their consequences for sending and receiving regions. Through compiling existing data, policy analysis, and dialogue with policymakers, members of the Transatlantic Study Teams promote open dialogue and advance the policy debate on both sides of the Atlantic. Study team members are chosen through a competitive selection process. Candidates institutes submit proposals that are evaluated based on policy relevance, institutional strength, sustainability, and potential for synergies. 

Immigration Blog

Read the latest immigration related posts on the GMF blog.

Parochial and Cosmopolitan Britain: Examining the Social Divide in Reactions to Immigration
Robert Ford, June 13, 2012
This paper looks at British attitudes toward immigration based on polling data from 2008-2011.
Discussion on Syria’s Humanitarian Crisis with Anne C. Richard
January 24, 2014
Brussels, Belgium
On January 22, the Brussels office of the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) hosted a conversation on the “Syria’s Humanitarian Crisis” with Anne C. Richard, United States assistant secretary of state of the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) and Astrid Ziebarth, director of GMF’s Immigration and Integration Program.
Welcoming Weeks in Germany: Successful practices from the U.S. and Canada
May 30, 2013
In April and May, GMF organized the first ever “Welcoming Weeks” in Germany showcasing Canadian and U.S. initiatives.
Turin's Migrant Youth Challenge
Ferruccio Pastore August 27, 2013
Ferruccio Pastore, director of FIERI (International and European Forum for Migration Research), describes the challenges young migrants from Italy, Europe and outside of the EU face in Turin and Italy. 
Immigration into Utah's Silicon Valley
July 22, 2013
Yolanda Francisco-Nez, coordinator, Mayor's Office of Diversity & Human Rights in Salt Lake City, outline the state capital's efforts in reaching out to tech-savvy migrants.

Migration & Society Program Initiatives

Migration & Society Experts