The many faces of participation

14 December 2021
Participation - Kelly L

Immigrants partake much less in policy-making processes than persons without a migration biography. The obstacles they face result in a range of informal venues and forms of participation. The programme Land.Zuhause.Zukunft explored how immigrants can partake in decision-making processes at the local level, based on research conducted in eleven rural districts of Germany.

Johanna C. Günther

Johanna Caroline Günther holds a Bachelor degree in cultural studies and political sciences from Leuphana Universität Lüneburg, as well as a Master degree in European studies from Freie Universität Berlin. She is a programme manager at Land.Zuhause.Zukunft and a doctoral candidate in political sciences at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg. Before joining the Migration Policy Research Group, she worked on issues related to national and international migration for the German Institute for Human Rights, the German Corporation for International Cooperation and the Robert Bosch Foundation.

Danielle Gluns

Danielle Gluns is head of the Research and Transfer Office for Migration Policy at the University of Hildesheim. Between September 2012 and December 2018, she had been employed and has completed her PhD at the University of Münster, at the professorship of European Social Policy and Comparative Political Science (Prof. Dr. Annette Zimmer). Her research interests include (forced) migration and integration in the German and European multilevel governance system. Moreover, she has done research on housing policy and urban development in growing cities.

Julia Lisa Gramsch

Julia Gramsch is program manager at Land.Zuhause.Zukunft and a member of the migration policy research group at the Institute of Social Science at the University of Hildesheim. Previously she worked as a social worker in various public administrative departments with the focus on migration. She gained a BA in Social Work with main focus on international and intercultural social work at HAWK in Hildesheim and an MA in international migration and intercultural relations in Osnabrück.


Günther, J. C., Gluns, D. G., & Gramsch, J. L. The many faces of participation.

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