Affective and cultural dimensions of integration following forced migration and immigration (AFFIN)

Current Project

Project Management

Christian von Scheve (Freie Universität Berlin - Coordination)
Jürgen Schupp (SOEP)

Project Period

January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2020

Funded by

Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

In Cooperation With

Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Freie Universität Berlin
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

The project takes its starting point in the assumption that the diversity and cultural change resulting from immigration cannot be measured solely in terms of knowledge and skills, but are fundamentally connected with values, attitudes, and emotions on the part of both immigrants and local populations. Based on approaches from the research on integration and acculturation in the social sciences and psychiatry, the project explores the thesis that these cognitive-evaluative and affective dimensions of human coexistence are essential for shared social life and processes of integration. This is true particularly of integration in the context of forced migration and displacement, as refugees are often subject to significant stressors.

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Subproject at the SOEP: Attitudes towards Refugees in the Local Population

In line with the larger questions of the research network, this SOEP-based subproject addresses the question of what attitudes local populations display toward refugees, how these attitudes change over time, and how they relate to the presence of refugees in neighborhoods and municipalities.

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