The State Ministry of Saxony for Science and Art funds a nine-month project developing cooperation structures between Hannah Arendt Institute for the Research on Totalitarianism and the Institute for Social Cohesion, site Leipzig University in the field of “Social Cohesion, Populism and Social Distance”.
The project „Democratic Cohesion in Saxony“ (German: “Demokratischer Zusammenhalt in Sachsen (DeZiS)“ deals with two closely intertwined subjects: on the one hand side processes of integration in the Saxonian and German immigration society, and on the other hand side extreme right-wing and xenophobic processes of disintegration which danger the democratic cohesion.
FLIN – Flight and Integration
Our first project “FLIN – Flight and Integration” seeks answers to some of the burning questions of the day: Who are the people that come to Saxony? What kinds of attitudes and opinions do they have? How do they perceive Germany and the German society? What are the factors that facilitate or complicate their integration into the society? What are the effects of xenophobia and right-wing extremism on the integration perspectives of refugees and asylum seekers?