Sub-Projects of the Real-World Laboratory

The research conducted in sub-project I addresses the long-term social participation of asylum seekers and refugees, which is to be achieved through professional education. The focus of this sub-project is on improving mathematical skills and the acquisition of a foreign language among young asylum seekers, since these are central elements that ensure social participation. Therefore, sub-project I consists of the two main areas language acquisition and the acquisition of mathematical skills, which are divided into the sub-projects Ia and Ib.

Sub-project Ia: Professional Education – Focus area “Language Acquisition”

Sub-project Ib: Professional Education – Focus area “Acquisition of Mathematical Skills”

This sub-project investigates the question of which factors facilitate a successful and sustainable integration of asylum seekers into the labour market and society. For epistemological and transformational activities in the Real-World Laboratory, research data foundations are created which are analysed by micro-econometric and quantitative methods. The results are to be made available to practitioners in the field as well as to interested members of the public. Another objective of this sub-project is to support up-and-coming researchers and to strengthen trans-disciplinary research in the Rhine-Neckar region.

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Sub-project III investigates the effects of the implementation of decentralised allocation procedures in shelters or cities, taking into account individual living and housing situations, personal utopias as well as the city of origin.

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The cross-sectional project concerns the motivations behind civic engagement and the types of engagement undertaken by citizens as well as the associated organisations working in the fields of professional training and language proficiency, employability and social integration. Any trends and innovations will also be identified.

Of particular interest is how informal and formal actors in the civic community work together and how they cooperate with state, in particular municipal actors, as well as representatives from the private sector. In addition, the impact of such collaboration on usual forms and conceptions of local cooperation and governance will be investigated.

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