Migration has always been part of human history. However, migratory movements are constantly changing, as the reasons for migration expand and merge, and regions of origin may at another time become regions of transit or destination – requiring flexible and changing migration policies. International agreements and governance structures often fall short of these fluctuating dynamics. Oftentimes the debate about migration polarizes societies. Long-term political and practical solutions are necessary to alleviate human suffering and harness the development potential of migration.
Our objective is to help shape migration policy, governance and practice through far-sighted, inclusive approaches that center around human dignity as a guiding principle. We also aim to support efforts leveraging the potential of migration for individual and social development in regions of origin, transit and destination, rooted in global solidarity and cooperation. In addition, we seek to promote a differentiated and solution-oriented discourse on migration within and between societies.
Through our support, we want to facilitate local innovations, applied research, and the integration of relevant stakeholders in policy making. Our work focusses on future issues of migrant and refugee protection, human mobility in the context of climate change, the inclusion of cities in migration governance, and the role of technological change. We are committed to cross-sectoral and interregional dialogue, especially between Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.
The Mayors Migration Council empowers and enables cities to engage in migration diplomacy and policymaking at the international, regional and national level. The aim is to ensure that global responses to migrant and refugee...
The annual report highlights key topical issues of mixed migration movements. Based on a dataset of about 10,000 interviews a year, the report contributes to an evidence-based understanding and critical analysis of the topic.
Do you have a project idea you would like to submit to us?
We are pleased about your interest in working with us. As a nonprofit foundation, we have limited funds at our disposal, which is why we cannot support every project idea submitted to us. Some helpful information on funding is provided below. You will in any case hear back from our team within four weeks regarding our decision on your project idea.
If your project relates primarily to the integration of migrants and refugees in Germany, please send your project idea to the Immigration Society team in our support area of Active Citizenship.
We can only support individuals within the context of project-specific calls for submissions. This also applies to individual PhD projects or other scholarships. Please check our current open calls to see whether there is anything suitable for you.
Humanitarian aid is an important approach to relieving distress in acute emergency situations and requires special expertise. As our strategic focus is on handling issues of the future, we would ask you not to request support for acute emergency relief projects. The same applies to requests for help with material acquisition or infrastructure projects.
Projects that are outside of our focus regions must have global relevance.
We are unable to support the development, piloting or implementation of technologies and applications.