Diverse activities – broad networks – partial integration? Migrants’ organisations as a creative force in society

Study | December 2020

Migrants’ organisations are an important part of the civil-society landscape. To date, though, there are hardly any reliable answers to questions such as how many migrants’ organisations there are in Germany, what issues they deal with and what kind of work they do. To fill this gap in our knowledge, the Research Unit of the Expert Council of German Foundations on Integration and Migration (SVR) conducted a two-year research project entitled “Migrants’ organisations as partners of politics and civil society”. The study presents the latest findings on the number of migrants’ organisations, their fields of activity and membership structures, and the functions they fulfil. It also makes recommendations for actors in politics, administration and civil society when it comes to improving cooperation with migrants’ organisations.

The project was funded by the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community.