The migration debate in Germany

2nd July 2018

Joint event by the Federal Trust, Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation and the Global Policy Institute 

When Germans speak about “migrants” they are rarely referring to EU citizens exercising their right of free movement. They are usually speaking about asylum seekers or economic migrants from outside the EU. In consequence the “migration debate” in Germany is differently structured to that which takes place in the United Kingdom.


Dr Hartmut Meyer
Official Fellow and Lecturer in Politics (International Relations), St Peters College, University of Oxford

Professor Christian Dustmann
Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, University College London; Director of CReAM – Centre for Research and Analysis on Migration

Dr Roderick Parkes
Senior Analyst (Immigration, asylum and international home affairs cooperation), European Union Institute for Security Studies


Video Interview with Dr Hartmut Meyer