The project "Peace Dialogue Campus Network: Fostering Positive Attitudes between Migrants and Youth in Hosting Societies" aims to foster a more peaceful generation in Europe and in Turkey that approaches migrants with positive attitudes to overcome prejudices, tackle discrimination and help social inclusion through intercultural communication. It will aim to achieve this objective via an international peace dialogue campus network of university students, led by 30 "Peace Envoys".
The Europe-wide success of right-wing populist parties has been reflected in heated debates on national security and restrictive migration and asylum policies since the AfD entered the German Parliament. Public discourses on national security have to some extent adopted right-wing arguments and call for the implementation of restrictive migration and asylum policies. At the same time, narratives of "infiltration" and "foreign domination" are found increasingly beyond right-wing spaces. Measures such as closing down borders, putting a cap on the number of refugees entering the country, and executing an increased number of deportations are accompanied by rhetorics on the "Clash of Civilizations" or the "Islamization of the West".
The conference "Living with Islamophobia" for the first time focuses on the perspective of those affected by anti-Muslim racism. Among others it addresses processes of racialization based on culture and religion, issues of securitization and the role of sexuality and gender in the context of anti-Muslim racism. It explores coping strategies, counter-narratives as well as grass-root empowerment strategies for those affected by it.
About the institute
Welcome to the website of the Berlin Institute for Integration and Migration Research (BIM) at the Humboldt University of Berlin.
The BIM develops basic scientific principles and empirical data aimed at providing a factual basis for debate on integration issues in Europe, and investigates how integration and migration processes in Germany and Europe have taken place so far and will develop in the future. The BIM is designed for cooperative research and aims at building a broad base for establishing integration and migration research in Berlin. Through its research, the BIM transfers information and findings into the worlds of politics, civil society and the media.