The departments of the Institute work together in various interdisciplinary projects. Within this framework, cooperation also takes place with other Max Planck Institutes. The following projects are among the major interdisciplinary research projects at the Institute:
The project "Lost Potentials? The Rights and Lives of the Excluded" examines the issues of inclusion and exclusion associated with migration from a legal, socio-political and sociological perspective. It is part of the research initiative "The Challenges of Migration and Integration" of the Max Planck Society.
Baltic Sea States
The aim of the research project "Populations and Policies in the Baltic Sea States" is to investigate determinants of population development in the Baltic Sea region. This involves various research fields such as family, work, health and migration, which requires a strong interdisciplinary framework: The project brings together researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy in Munich and the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock who have backgrounds in demography, economics, epidemiology, public health, social policy and law. Both Max Planck Institutes have established a broad network of national and international research collaborations, particularly within the Baltic Sea region, and are internationally leading research centres in their fields.
SPLASH (Social Policy and LAw SHared database)
The data collection under the name SPLASH (Social Policy and LAw SHared database) serves to describe the legal and institutional framework conditions of social policy and to collect macro data on its economic and social backgrounds in order to provide quantitative indicators for further research on social law and social policy.