This project is dedicated to the development of a new mechanism for the distribution and allocation of refugees and asylum seekers from the federal states to the municipalities. To this end, the University of Hildesheim and the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg are cooperating with federal states, municipalities and representatives of refugees. A specially developed algorithm will consider both the individual requirements and needs of those seeking protection on the one hand and the existing structures and resources of the municipalities on the other to achieve a better alignment (“matching”). This shall help to better address the needs of persons seeking protection, to utilize the potential of migration for municipal development, improve integration and participation, and reduce secondary migration. The project is funded by Stiftung Mercator.