Information on the ReGES study for youth and young adults

ReGES – What we do

ReGES is a scientific study designed to find out what makes the integration of refugees and other new arrivals into German society more difficult or more successful. Most important to this purpose is the topic of learning – from a person’s first words all the way into their professional life. We would like to invite you and your parents to continue taking part in the study. The results will make it possible to develop solutions to help new arrivals find their way around in German society better and faster, especially in regards to school and professional training. In the long term, this will be of help to all children, adolescents, and adults, regardless of their country of origin.


How will the study be carried out?

This study will focus on children on the one hand and adolescents, like you, on the other hand. To better understand your life and your learning habits, we would like to ask you a few questions. Furthermore, we will interview people around you: parents, teachers, and staff from the local administrations and institutions. The interviews for the ReGES study will be carried out by the infas Institute for Applied Social Sciences, as follows:

You will receive a letter or notification via the my infas app if you have installed this. You will be informed when the next survey will take place and how we will contact you. We will not always contact everyone involved in the survey. For example, we will not contact you if you do not speak the language involved.

All answers we receive from you will be saved separately from your name and address. This means that no-one working with this data at a later date will be able to link your answers to your name and address.
As the survey focuses on events throughout your life, we will contact you at various intervals if you have granted your consent for us to do so.

What questions will be asked?

The ReGES study aims to create an overview of your current situation. This is why we would like to interview you about your experiences in Germany. To this purpose, we will ask questions similar to the following:


  • How do you currently see your German language skills?
  • Which school are you attending or have you already left school?
  • How satisfied are you with your current situation?
  • Which job or profession would you like to work in, in the future?


Your answers to our questions make a real contribution to the success of our study. Many thanks for participating in the survey!


How will my answers be used? You will find all information regarding data protection in the ReGES study here.


The my infas app provides you with all the information you need on the ReGES study and all the main news at a glance. The app also gives you access to the online surveys. If you have forgotten your access details, you can request them here.

Have you changed your address? Please send us your new address through the my infas app so that we can invite you to continue taking part in the surveys.