DIAMINT: Science-Society Dialogues on Migration and Integration in Europe (VolkswagenStiftung)

DIAMINT: Science-Society Dialogues on Migration and Integration in Europe (VolkswagenStiftung)
DIAMINT is an international comparative project that is coordinated by the Erasmus University Rotterdam. The focus is on the role that the social sciences have played in shaping public understanding of processes of immigrant integration. The project analysis how over the past few decades research–policy dialogues on these processes have developed into a much more complex science-society dialogue in several European countries. This is done from the perspective of the changing role of science in a society that itself is also in transformation. In today’s science-society dialogues, scientific knowledge no longer seems accepted merely as objective knowledge. Citizens appear increasingly reflective in terms of their acceptance (or criticism) of knowledge claims. Furthermore, the contextuality of knowledge claims has become increasingly manifest as science-society dialogues have opened up and internationalized. Finally, there has been a growing recognition of the uncertainty of scientific knowledge. The research provides an in-depth analysis of how the social transformations just mentioned have contributed to a reconfiguration of science-society dialogues on immigrant integration in a number of European countries (Austria, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom) as well as on the EU- level. See: www.diamint.eu