Academic Institute at the University of Bamberg
european forum for migration studies (efms)
Institute at the Otto-Friedrich-University Bamberg
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The efms was founded by the lawyers Viktor Foerster and Walter J. Weber and the social scientists Friedrich Heckmann and Wolfgang Bosswick in 1993. Setting up the efms was understood as a necessary step towards institutionalising research into migration and integration in Germany and Europe. The efms works on this task by means of numerous projects, reports, publications, lectures and services of various types.
Although in its year of foundation the efms was one of the first research institutes of its kind in Europe, comparable institutes have been set up in almost all European countries in the meantime. The efms has close connections and cooperation networks with other institutes in Germany, in Europe and in the classic immigration countries, the USA, Canada and Australia.
The eastern enlargement of the EU, the growing demographic gap, violent conflicts with refugee crises and the complex problems of integration are central social-policy developments and tasks for the future. The efms assists in analyzing and solving these problems.
Aims of the efms
The efms team
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