Founded in 2001, the Network Migration regards itself as a platform of scholars and practitioners within the field of migration and integration. Their work interconnects information, education, consultation, research and networking within Europe.
The main aim of the network is to transfer knowledge from theory to practice, in particular:
- To provide information about migration, integration, immigration politics and population development worldwide, mainly focussing on Germany, Europe and North America. Accordingly, the newsletter “Migration and Population” and the information portal, www.migration-info.de, currently provide information for approximately 10,000 subscribers.
- To establish a dialogue between science, media, culture, politics and the European political educational work. Since 2003 German-English expert database “Migration – Immigration Society – Intercultural Life” provides the opportunity of a systematic search for European experts. The network gathers important nationwide information for the European website of integration relevant to the European public.
- To offer online education and teaching material on the aspects of migration and human rights in Europe, relating to both the past and the present. Therefore, the service-portal “Migration Citizenship Education” consists of analyses and teaching material open to figures of political education, but also to a wider public interest. Additionally, the educational portal “The Unwanted” holds interactive modules for pupils encouraging autodidactic learning.
- To provide advise concerning questions relating to the practical handling of the immigration society for institutions and people (e.g. integration delegates, integration offices, educational institutions).
To arrange training seminars and conferences on the topics of migration, integration and minority as well as human rights.