New @_ZfSoziologie paper on partnership preferences 👩‍❤️‍👨. Using a factorial survey experiment in #CILS4EU, we found low openness towards partnerships with refugees from Syria and Afghanistan among young adults in Germany! @StefanieHeyne @KuhlemannJ

Heute haben wir Besuch vom Fernsehen!
Wir freuen uns auf einen Beitrag über die Soziologin Irena Kogan und ihre Arbeit 😊
@SWRAktuellBW
@SWRpresse

Last week @Parform_Project presented first results on “Attitudes towards Interethnic Partnerships” using @gip_study at the #AnalyticalSociology seminar @akadsoz @LMU_Muenchen. Great comments and a beautiful view in #Venice! @MZESUniMannheim @StefanieHeyne

Now! The opening lecture of our #Research MA in Sociology and Demography @MA_Sociodem_UPF has just started. Our invited speaker prof. Irena Kogan presents her research on intermarriages with culturally distant refugees. Introduced by the #master coordinator, prof. @L_Ortiz_G

Do not miss this Lecture of our PI Irena Kogan this Thursday @PolitiquesUPF with recent data from @Parform_Project on intermarriages with culturally distant refugees!
@L_Ortiz_G @MZESUniMannheim

Great presentations in our ad-hoc group on interethnic partnerships at #dgskongress2022, with
first results on partnership preferences using #CILS4EU data by the team of @Parform_Project!
@StefanieHeyne @KuhlemannJ @MZESUniMannheim

❗️We are delighted that our institute’s director Irena Kogan is one of the new fellows of the Federal Institute for Population Research (@bib_bund)! 😃
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Thanks to all presenters, chairs, and participants of @ECSR_Soc conference, who helped to have two exciting days at #ecsc2021
Hope to see you next year in presence again 🥂

Welcome to the digital @ECSR_Soc annual conference! Co-organized by the @Parform_Project team. Please do not hesitate to contact the staff in case of any questions, enjoy two days of fascinating presentations and use #ecsr2021 to share your experience!

Finally our @ERC_Research project on “Partnership Formation in the Context of Recent Refugee Migration” is online! To stay tuned, follow us @Parform_Project or check out our new website https://www.parform-project.eu

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April 1st, 2023: New Team Member

Muhammad MuhammadWe are excited to welcome Muhammad Muhammad to the PARFORM team. As a student assistant, he will help translate and review the questionnaire for the quantitative survey of the first and second wave. He will also do research on different subjects related to the project and help administer our databases.

July 2022: Our Survey has started

Our survey „PARFORM – Partnerschaften und Freundschaften in Deutschland / Partnerships and friendships in Germany“ has started. If you need further information please visit: https://www.parform-project.eu/survey/

January 15th, 2022: Three New Team Members

Fatemeh Salimi KhalighWe are happy to welcome three new team members, Fatemeh, Mohammed and Grace. Fatemeh is a Master student in Sociology at the University of Bamberg, specialising in Migration and Integration Studies. She has many years of practical experience in working with refugees (especially with unaccompanied minors). Fatemeh’s task in the PARFORM project will be to review the Dari translation of the quantitative survey questionnaire. Furthermore, she will test the final questionnaire by conducting interviews with Afghan refugee men whose mother tongue is Dari.
 
Mohammed Sohrab OsmaniMohammed studies Mechanical Engineering at the University of Kaiserslautern. Mohammed’s task in the PARFORM project will be to review the Pashto translation of the quantitative survey questionnaire. Furthermore, he will test the final questionnaire by conducting interviews with Afghan refugee men whose mother tongue is Pashto.
 
Grace Caroline OlzinskiGrace is a Master student in Sociology at the University of Mannheim. Grace has practical experience in assisting refugees and young immigrants with their integration into the German labor market and education system. As a native English speaker and a fluent German speaker, Grace will assist in editing and translating various documents (reports, manuscripts, website texts etc.).

September 1st, 2021: New Team Member

Jana KuhlemannWe are happy to announce that Jana Kuhlemann is now part of the PARFORM team. Jana is a PhD student in Sociology at the Center for Doctoral Studies in Social and Behavioral Sciences (CDSS) of the Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences (GESS, University of Mannheim). Jana will be involved in most phases of the project, from developing and testing the questionnaire for the quantitative surveys to evaluating and analysing the collected data at the end of the project.

September 1st, 2021: New Team Member

Michelle MaierWe are excited to welcome Michelle Maier to the PARFORM team. As a student assistant, she will help review the questionnaire for the quantitative survey. She will also do research on different subjects related to the project such as the measurement of the physical attractiveness of interview participants. Further, she will provide support for different organizational tasks.

September 1st, 2021: New Team Member

Omar AlsawadWe are excited to welcome Omar Alsawadi to the PARFORM team. As a student assistant, one of his main tasks will be to transcribe and translate the Arabic in-depth audio interviews into German text. Moreover, he will help testing the questionnaire for the quantitative survey and check its translation from Arabic to German.

May 11th, 2021: Start of in-depth Interviews​ ​

Below you can see a flyer in Arabic that we have distributed in various locations in Berlin and Mannheim so far. It describes briefly the PARFORM study and says that we are searching for our in-depth interviews for Syrian men, who are between 18 and 30 years old and migrated to Germany between 2014 and 2018.

Parform Flyer in Arabic

May 1st, 2021: New Team Member

Chadi Abdul-RidaWe are excited to welcome Chadi Abdul-Rida to the PARFORM team. As a postdoc he will contribute to the examination of the refugee partnership patterns and coordinate the organization of the in-depth interviews with recent refugees. Chadi has completed his PhD at the Technische Universität Chemnitz. His main interests are in the areas of migration research and family sociology. We are looking forward to working with you!

March 1st, 2021: New Team Member

Stefanie HeyneWe are happy to welcome Stefanie Heyne, who has joined the PARFORM team as a postdoc. She will be focusing on the examination of the preference structure of recent refugees and the established members of the German society, and coordinate the sample selection for the panel study. Her main research interests are gender inequality, family sociology, education and labour markets, comparative research and methods. She joins us from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. Welcome, Stefanie, we are excited to have you on the team!

March 1st, 2021: Project Launch

We are excited to announce the launch of the PARFORM project. We seek to provide novel insights into refugees’ partnership formation and contribute to scholarly debates on immigrants’ social integration.
In particular we focus on the role of social media and online dating. Examining partnership preference structure of both recent refugees and more established members of the German society will also be in the core of the undertaking. The research team is based at the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES) and we are also collaborating with Infas Institute for Applied Social Sciences. This project would not be possible without the generous support by the European Research Council through its Consolidator Grant program.

This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (Grant agreement No. 864683).