, University of Bonn is undertaking a research on Indian Associations in Germany with the support of the Indian Embassy and Consulates in Germany. The research undertaken in collaboration with South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg and University of Köln aims to
(i) examine the spatial distribution and characteristics of the Indian associations in Germany;
(ii) understand the organisational ideologies and functioning; and
(iii) examine the mechanism adopted by the Indian associations to reach out to the Indian community and integrate with German community as well as the transnational linkages maintained to places/projects/associations in India.

The study will come out with a better understanding of the associations in Germany, strengthen the networks between the Indian Embassy, the German government and the Indian associations, and enhance information sharing for the Indian immigrants. This will offer important insights to build on this cultural resource and to facilitate integration of Indo-German relations.The research Project was presented at the 2nd meeting of the Indian Associations and Diaspora on 25th February, 2017 at the Embassy of India, Berlin and inputs received from the Embassy/Consulate team.

Department of Political and Cultural Change
Center for Development Research (ZEF)
University of Bonn
Walter-Flex Straße 3,
53113 Bonn

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