About Raphael Kamp

Raphael Kamp is author, blogger and journalist for migration, integration and social protection in Germany. His book "Grenzenlos - Warum wir illegale Migration neu denken müssen (A World Without Borders - Why We Have to Re-Think Illegal Migration)" is published in spring 2019. Furthermore, he works as district manager of a quarter marked by migration and poverty in the city of Eschweiler, Germany. Raphael Kamp's main tasks are the integration of refugees, limiting child poverty and the district's general social development.


Raphael Kamp publishes on current migration policy. Topics include refugees, freedom of mobility within the European Union, climate change's effects on migration or economic impacts of migration. Furthermore, Raphael Kamp focuses on integration in the German context. New legislation, effects of migration on urban development, criminality as well as culture clashes are topics of his blog.


Raphael Kamp works as lecturer and gives seminars about migration, integration and the welfare state. This includes e.g. effects on countries of origin and destination, the economics of migration, climate change and migration, unaccompanied minors, destination choice or European migration policy.


Raphael Kamp has been working in different areas of residual youth welfare, including traumapedagogy and emergency groups. This work included the supervision of unaccompanied minors in the border area of Aachen, Germany.


Raphael Kamp studied European Studies at Maastricht University (B.A.) as well as  Public Policy and Human Development with a specialization in migration studies at Maastricht University and United Nations University (UNU-MERIT) (M.Sc.).