Changing Societies: Migration = Integration = Participation?

Call for application

Interdisciplinary workshop on November 9 and 10, 2017, at the Maison Suger (Paris)

The Berlin Social Science Center (WZB) and the Fondation Maison des sciences de l'homme (FMSH) invite researchers to participate at the workshop "Migration = Integration = Participation?”. The workshop takes place in the frame of the second year of the Franco-German research program „Changing Societies“.

The research program funded by the Federal Ministry of Education (BMBF) aims to foster exchange and collaboration across disciplines and between France and Germany. In the course of two years a research network will be developed through regular workshops, conferences and research stays in both countries. Central issue of the cooperation is the critical evaluation of major societal changes. Besides quantitative approaches, qualitative methods should also be taken into account. Key questions are:

  1. What are central societal, political, economic and ecological changes of our times?
  2. How can we adequately describe, measure, and compare these changes between countries and over time?

The workshop takes place in a wider framework in order to encourage the intercultural and interdisciplinary scientific exchange and to strengthen the Franco-German research perspective. Core topic of the workshop will be: Migration, Integration, Participation.

After the launch of the second program year, this second Paris workshop is the occasion to further develop and present the so far established research cooperation as well as to ideally generate new projects. New participants are explicitly welcome to apply for the workshop.

For this second workshop in Paris we would like to give researchers the opportunity to develop and strengthen cooperation ideas by offering them a space to intensively work together. In this regard, we will ask for common application of bilateral researcher groups. The groups can count from two to five people. An individual application is also possible but group applications will be preferred in the selection procedure.

In the first instance, we would like to invite researchers to the workshop “Changing Societies: Migration, Integration, Participation” on November 9 and 10, 2017 in Paris. Please send your application (own research project and/or research concept) of approx. two pages as well as a personal data sheet (one page) until September 25, 2017 in electronic form (pdf) to:

Lisa Crinon
Berlin Social Science Center (WZB)

The selection of the participants occurs in in consultation with our french partner, the FMSH, and on the basis of the sent research proposition. Successful candidates will receive a written invitation for the participation at the workshop until October 6, 2017. Travel costs will be reimbursed according to the Federal German Travel Expenses Act (Bundesreisekostengesetz, BRKG).

Following the workshop, cooperative research ventures will be financially supported in the frame of the visiting research fellowships in Germany and France (according to the Federal German Travel Expenses Act, Bundesreisekostengesetz, BRKG).

A detailed description of the research program “Changing Societies” can be found under the following address:

For further questions please contact Lisa Crinon (


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18 September 2017