"Volunteering for refugees in Germany. Between social movement and charity"

Open Lectures Winter 2016/17

  • Date: Nov 1, 2016
  • Time: 14:15 - 16:00
  • Speaker: Serhat Karakayali (Humboldt University, Berlin)
  • Serhat Karakayali is Researcher at the Berlin Institute for Migration Research, Humboldt University. Before that he was Assistant Professor at the Institute of Sociology at the University of Halle, where he taught sociological theory. He completed his dissertation on the history of illegal immigration in Germany as a scholarship holder of the Heinrich-Böll Foundation. In the past few years his research has focussed on different forms of solidarity with migrants and refugees.
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 11, Göttingen
  • Room: Library Hall
"Volunteering for refugees in Germany. Between social movement and charity"

For more details please contact esser(at)mmg.mpg.de.

The lecture presents results of two online-surveys conducted among volunteers who support refugees in Germany and encompassing both individual volunteers and representatives of organisations. The paper will present some of the more significant results, such as on the role of women and the increasing activities in rural areas, and also discuss the transformation and composition of the field. One of the key questions of the study is whether volunteers see themselves as „political“ agents. Do they consider their activities as complementing or contradicting governmental practice?

Go to Editor View