The Research Centre Immigration & Asylum Law (FZAA) deals with European and international immigration and asylum law including interdisciplinary migration research. Its core interests are the Europeanisation of migration law in the areas of: immigration; asylum; visa and border protection; freedom of movement of EU citizens; citizenship and nationality; as well as the social integration of migrants. Special consideration is given to the formation, implementation and implications of EU harmonisation measures, the relationship with international law, in particular human rights, and the conceptual underpinning of the cross-border movement of people. The FZAA facilitates the dissemination of academic theory into policy-making processes and legal practice through its regular events and conferences.
- Migration Policy Forum (MPF) in cooperation with the Robert Bosch Stiftung.
- Odysseus Network for Legal Experts on Immigration and Asylum in Europe (coordinated by Prof. Philippe de Bruycker from the Migration Policy Centre at the EUI in Florence).
- European Commission: Observatory on Free Movement of Workers: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Kay Hailbronner und Prof. Dr. Daniel Thym are German members of the network on free movement of workers.
- Project of FZAA-directors in cooperation with the Institut für Rechtstatsachenforschung.