Social Science Works' goals are to promote social inclusion and integration of newcomers, enable participation of disadvantaged groups, and curb trends of populism and radicalization. We develop deliberative pathways for meaningful civic participation and new strategies for civic and political empowerment. Each year, we implement diverse projects with citizens, refugees, social workers and other professionals, civil volunteers, civil servants, and children and youth. Our work is supported by organizations like the European Union, the Federal Agency for Civic Education (Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung), the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge), the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (Bundesministerium für Familie, Senioren, Frauen und Jugend), various district administrations, the German Children's Fund (Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk), and the Federal Foreign Office (Auswärtiges Amt). An overview of our current and past projects can be found on the project pages. The projects for children and young people can be found here on a separate subpage. An overview of our workshop and educational offers can be found here.
In addition, we conduct research on democracy, deliberation and integration as well as science criticism and communication on our own initiative or on behalf of third parties. We also offer second opinions of existing research. We publish regularly in German and English about our ideas, approaches, experiences and research results. A complete list of our publications can be found here in German and here in English.