What conditions promote the integration of refugees into our society? For young refugees, integration into the German education system is vital. This topic is the subject of the ReGES study “Refugees in the German Educational System”, which infas carries out on behalf of the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi).

The research project funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research focuses on two key stages of education: early childhood education and the transition from lower secondary education to the education system. For this purpose, a panel will be set up with two refugee cohorts. The first cohort includes preschool children from the age of 4, the second cohort includes boys and girls from the age of 14 in lower secondary school. The diversity of the German education system has different institutional conditions, which are taken into account through the inclusion of several Federal States. The surveys are conducted in the Federal States of Bavaria, Hamburg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate and Saxony.