Flight, Migration, Integration in Europe

Currently, there are few issues that polarize Europe as much as the debate on flight, migration and integration. In 2016 alone, 1.2 million people submitted a first application for asylum in the European Union. At the same time, political positions of the individual countries could not be more different: questions on border protection, quotas, solidarity, identity, migration and integration are shaping the debate – divisively and emotionally.

In order to build bridges, in early 2017 the Friedrich Ebert Foundation launched a European-wide project "Flight, Migration, Integration in Europe". The project aims to:

  • provide an overview of national migration discourses; and contribute to a better mutual understanding of the individual migrations policies.
  • exchange integration experiences and best practices in the field of integration policy.
  • develop ideas and proposals for a common European migration and refugee policy.

To implement these goals, the FES project organizes events for European multipliers and decision-makers. We bring actors together and support networks. Our publications and scientific reports offer political consultancy.

From our Media

Teaser of the conference "Looking behind the culture of fear"

Fear and rejection of migrants and foreigners is so widespread in some European countries that it can be seen as a socially shared norm, while in other countries acceptance of migrants and ethno-racial diversity is a widely-shared value. With the recent wave of mass migration, these dissimilarities in attitudes have moved to the forefront of public discussion, and there is consequently a need for a deeper understanding of cross-national differences.


For more information see the facebook event.


| Flight, Migration, Integration in Europe, Flucht, Migration und Integration | Events, Veranstaltung

Looking behind the culture of fear

Fear and rejection of migrants and foreigners is so widespread in some European countries that it can be seen as a socially shared norm, while in...


| Flight, Migration, Integration in Europe | Events

Book Launch: „The Politics of Migration and the Future of the European Left”

Take a look at our newest collection of essays which take stock of how progressive political parties in Europe deal with migration.



Falter, Matthias; Stern, Verena

Fall elections in Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic and their impact on European migration policies

Budapest, 2018

Download publication (380 KB, PDF-File)

Guga, Simina

Insights from Romania

Is the Black Sea a relevant migration route?
Budapest, 2017

Download publication (150 KB, PDF-File)

Contact Persons

Timo Rinke

Project Director
Flight, Migration, Integration in Europe




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