Real-World Laboratory: Asylum Seekers

“Real-World Laboratory: Asylum Seekers“ was a project jointly carried out with the Heidelberg University of Education. It focused on several potential factors that influence the integration of asylum seekers in the Rhine-Neckar region, especially in the cities of Heidelberg, Sinsheim and Wiesloch. We were interested in the impact of  language acquisition, vocational training, labour market integration, decentralized housing and civic engagement on a successful integration of asylum seekers. In order to achieve this, four projects were conducted.

In one of these projects, the ZEW Research Department “Labour Markets, Human Resources and Social Policy” was engaged in the task of describing the individual and contextual factors that contribute to the successful labour market integration of asylum seekers. At the core of the analysis were young refugees in need of general or specific training.

www.reallabor-asyl.de (webpage in German)

Project members

Martin Lange

Martin Lange

Advanced Researcher

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Friedhelm Pfeiffer

Friedhelm Pfeiffer

Coordinator
Stellvertretende Leitung

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Katrin Sommerfeld

Katrin Sommerfeld

Leitung Nachwuchsforschungsgruppe

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Cooperation partner
Pädagogische Hochschule Heidelberg, Heidelberg, DE

Selected Publications

Bahn, Mareike, Anne Berkemeier, Petra Deger, Havva Engin, Adalbert Evers, Rebecca Höhr, Oksana Kovtun-Hensel, Svenja Kück, Martin Lange, Georg Mildenberger, Friedhelm Pfeiffer, Verena Schmid, Katrin Sommerfeld, Corinna Uebel and Christina West (2019), Reallabor Asylsuchende in der Rhein-Neckar-Region 2016-2019 - Analysen und Handlungsempfehlungen, Reallabor Asylsuchende in der Rhein-Neckar-Region, Heidelberg und Mannheim

Lange, Martin, Friedhelm Pfeiffer, Aaron Scherf and Katrin Sommerfeld (2019), Integrationsfortschritte: Ergebnisse der zweiten Reallabor-Befragung von Asylsuchenden, ZEW, Mannheim

Gonser, Monika, Birgit Jesske and Friedhelm Pfeiffer (2017), Werkstattbericht , infas Bonn, Mannheim

Deger, Petra, Monika Gonser, Michael Kolb, Svenja Kück, Martin Lange, Georg Mildenberger, Friedhelm Pfeiffer, Katrin Sommerfeld and Christina West (2017), Integrationspotenziale: Ausgewählte Ergebnisse der Reallabor-Befragungen unter Geflüchteten, ZEW, Mannheim

Kolb, Michael , Martin Lange, Friedhelm Pfeiffer and Gerard J. van den Berg (2016), Integrating Refugees in the Rhine-Neckar-Region: Initial Evidence from an Inclusive Soccer Project, ZEW, Mannheim

Contact

Deputy, PD Dr. Friedhelm Pfeiffer
Telefon +49 (0)621 1235-150