Bringing Together Community Organizations and Social Science Research: the “Mentoring of Refugees” Project

Aufsätze in sonstigen Zeitschriften

Jannes Jacobsen, Philipp Jaschke, Magdalena Krieger, Martin Kroh, Nicolas Legewie, Lea-Maria Löbel

In: Canadian Diversity 17 (2020), 2, S. 82-88


The Project “Mentoring of Refugees” (MORE) implements a randomized controlled trial (RCT) into an existing survey on refugees in Germany. The treatment is the participation in a mentoring relationship with a local resident, which is organized by a non-profit organization. The project aims at analyzing whether mentoring programs between refugees and local residents impact refugees’ integration trajectories. This paper explains the implemen-tation of the RCT, addresses challenges during the implementation and field phase, and provides recommendations for future research projects.

Jannes Jacobsen

Research Associate in the German Socio-Economic Panel study Department

Martin Kroh

Senior Research Fellow in the German Socio-Economic Panel study Department