Project Information

Joint project: Migrant organizations and the Co-Production of Social Protection – A Multi-Level Analysis of Migrant Practices in Welfare State Arrangements

Background and objectives

Along with various migratory movements in recent years, a broad spectrum of local, national and transnational social protection practices in multidimensional regulatory spaces has emerged. The research project “Migrant Organizations and the Co-Production of Social Protection – A Multi-Level Analysis of Migrant Practices in Welfare State Arrangements” (MIKOSS) examines the transformation of institutional and informal social protection under conditions of migration, transnationalization and globalization using the example of migrant organizations, which have become important agents of political intervention.
We believe that migrant organizations are important actors in providing access to and delivering informal (network-based) and formal (welfare-state) social protection resources. Accordingly, the project will address the following three research-related questions:

  • How does the political level address social risks of migrants?
  • How are local migrant organizations reacting to this challenge?
  • How do migrants use formal and informal protection structures to achieve their goals?

Project structures

The joint project unites the three universities of the UR Ruhr university alliance (the University of Duisburg-Essen, the Ruhr University Bochum and TU Dortmund University) and is financed for 30 months (5/2020 – 10/2022) by the MERCATOR Research Center Ruhr (MERCUR). It combines several work areas of the participating chairs and institutions in the fields of local social policy, migration and network research. In order to establish a sustainable research network, the purpose is to deepen future-oriented research structures in the field of migration and integration between the three universities.
The research and networking process is supported by a scientific advisory council, which will provide research and practical expertise to the project on a regular basis.

Lectures

Prof. Dr. Ute Klammer, Prof. Karolina Barglowski und Lisa Bonfert: Vorstellung des Projektes "Migrantenorganisationen und die Ko-Produktion sozialer Sicherung – Eine Mehr-Ebenen-Analyse migrantischer Praktiken in wohlfahrtsstaatlichen Arrangements". SOWI Kolloquium der TU Dortmund, 25.01.2022  Weitere Informationen

Ariana Kellmer, Dr. Thorsten Schlee, Lisa Bonfert, Eva Günzel: Migrantenorganisationen und die Ko-Produktion sozialer Sicherung. Fachtagung „MSO und soziale Sicherung“ des Kompetenzzentrums für Integration der Bezirksregierung Arnsberg, 03.11.2021

Prof. Dr. Ute Klammer: Moderation Midterm-Workshop. MIKOSS Midterm-Workshop, Bochum und digital, 30.09.2021

Ariana Kellmer, Eva Günzel, Daniel Huber: Migrantenorganisationen und die Ko-Produktion sozialer Sicherung (MIKOSS) - Eine Mehr-Ebenen-Analyse migrantischer Praktiken in wohlfahrtsstaatlichen Arrangements. Vorstellung des Projekts beim beim Netzwerk Fluchtforschung, 13.10.2020

Prof. Dr. Ute Klammer, Dr. Thorsten Schlee, Kirsten Hoesch: Eine neue Rolle für Migrantenorganisationen? Migrantenorganisationen in der lokalen Flüchtlingsarbeit. Moderation Roundtable. Kontexte von Flucht, Schutz und Alltag Geflüchteter. Digitale Veranstaltung, Netzwerk Fluchtforschung, 17.09.2020

Ariana Kellmer, Daniel Huber: Migrantenorganisationen und die Koproduktion Sozialer Sicherung. Fachtagung "Religiöse Migrantengemeinden und Altenhilfe" an der Katholischen Hochschule Paderborn, 07.09.2020  Weitere Informationen

Project data

Term of the project:
01.05.2020 - 31.10.2022

Reseach department:
Employment – Integration – Mobility, Executive Director

Project management:
Prof. Dr. Ute Klammer,Dr. Thorsten Schlee

Project team:
Ariana Kellmer

Funding:
Mercator Research Center Ruhr GmbH

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