“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)

Selected Publications

Articles in Refereed Journals

Discussion and Working Papers

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, Birgit Werner and Christina West (2019), Reallabor Asylsuchende in der Rhein-Neckar-Region: Vielfalt an Problemen - Vielfalt an Lösungen, ZEW policy brief No. 19-04, Mannheim. Download

Expertises

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. Download

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

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. Download

Project duration

01.01.2016 - 31.05.2019

Contact
Cooperation partner

Pädagogische Hochschule Heidelberg, Heidelberg, DE