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Migration & Society

Creating a Triple-Win through Labor Migration Policy? Lessons from Germany
Steffen Angenendt, Jessica Bither, Astrid Ziebarth, January 30, 2015
This policy paper highlights insights regarding policy tools and migration avenues and their potential for creating a true triple-win: for the receiving country, the sending country, and the migrant.
Aftermath of the Paris Attacks: Issues of Integration and Inclusion in Europe
, January 15, 2015
GMF fellow Adnan Kifayat discusses inclusion issues in Europe with Mustafa Akyol and Peter Mandaville following the Paris terrorist attacks.
Germany's Right-Wing Rising
Timo Lochocki, December 23, 2014
Coming seemingly out of nowhere, what is happening in Germany in the past weeks cannot be explained by increasing numbers of refugees or the overall economic situation. Instead, the explanation for th

About The Migration & Society Program


GMF’s Migration & Society Program is a neutral supporter of informed decision-making about migration, integration, social cohesion, and diversity in an often controversial space. GMF develops leaders, informing policy through research and publications, and brings together relevant stakeholders to develop policy visions. The Migration & Society program operates on the local, national, and international level and resorts to expertise and stakeholders on both sides of the Atlantic and globally. Read more about the program

Recent Publications

Triple-Win Migration - Challenges and Opportunities
The Employer Perspective: The Role of the Private Sector in the U.S. Immigration Debate

Our Projects

Transatlantic Trends: Immigration (TTI)
Launched in 2008, TTI is a 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) 

EU Mobility Partnerships: The "Most Innovative And Sophisticated Tool” of European Migration Policy?
Steffen Angenendt, September 26, 2014
This policy brief reviews the EU Global Approach to Migration framework and recommendations further political action.
The Employer Perspective: The Role of the Private Sector in the U.S. Immigration Debate
Tamar Jacoby, May 19, 2014
The paper outlines the changes to labor migration proposed by the 2013 Senate immigration bill and discusses possible winners and losers if a bill along these lines were to become law.
Ralf Dahrendorf Roundtable Study Launch “The Unstoppable far-right? Populism and the Aftermath of European Elections”
October 06, 2014
Berlin, Germany
Can mainstream parties stop the seeming success of right-wing populist parties?
Intra-EU Migration and Migrant Integration: Lessons from Europe
June 13, 2014
Washington, DC
Co-sponsored by the German Marshall Fund of the United States, the Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM) at Georgetown University, and the European Union Center at the University of California, Berkeley, the meeting focused on two inter-related issues: intra-European Union migration and the integration of immigrants in Germany.
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 at the Mayor's Office of Diversity & Human Rights in Salt Lake City, outlines the state capital's efforts in reaching out to tech-savvy migrants.

Migration & Society Program Initiatives

Migration Strategy Group on Global Competitiveness

The Migration Strategy Group on Global Competitiveness was launched by GMF and the Robert Bosch Stiftung in 2013.