3. Roundtable Forced Migration Studies on "What moves Bonn? Exploring our City in the Context of (Forced) Migration”

Germany has become the second largest immigration country in the world. According to the Federal Statistical Office, roughly a quarter of people in Germany have a migration background. Germany is more diverse than many people like to realize. In Bonn – like in many other German cities and towns – many people have recently positioned themselves in favour of a diverse and (post-)migrant society. We would like to get to know this Bonn better and find out more about what moves different stakeholder and what are the key discussions in the context of (forced) migration.

We, an initiative between the University of Bonn, the Bonn Centre for Conflict Studies, and the Bonner Institut für Migrationsforschung und Interkulturelles Lernen, cordially invite researchers from all disciplines and institutions (universities, universities of applied sciences, non-university research institutions, think tanks), practitioners from NGOs, associations, policy or the city administration, and representatives of migrant communities to our Third Roundtable on Forced Migration Studies. In this roundtable, we will jointly explore the City of Bonn in the context of (forced) migration. Thereby, we are guided by questions such as:

Which places and stakeholders are relevant for the migration context in Bonn? What current controversies are being discussed at the local level? What distinguishes Bonn from other cities in terms of reception and integration?

The aim of the roundtables is to bring together Bonn’s experts and stakeholders on (forced) migration and provide a platform for experience exchange, collegial advice, and collaborative learning. The roundtable’s format is interactive and encourages participation through one’s own topics and dialogue.

To attend the event, please register via this event poll by March 8, 2024:
Please feel free to share this invitation with colleagues and friends who might be interested in the roundtable! You will receive the program for the roundtable in due time after the deadline and before the event.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

Kind regards,
Maarit Thiem (, BICC (Bonn International Centre for Conflict Studies), FFVT Coordinator
Dr. Lena Laube ( & Dr. des. Maria Ullrich (, FIW (Forum Internationale Wissenschaft), University of Bonn
Dr. Sandra Gilgan (, University of Bonn
Jure Leko, BIM e.V. (Bonner Institut für Migrationsforschung und Interkulturelles Lernen)


*** Please note that the event will mainly take place in German. Parts of our table discussions may be held in English. Please let us know when you register, if English is your preferred language.***