Génériques was set up in 1987 for the preservation, protection and promotion of the history of immigration in France and in Europe. It is a research and cultural creation organisation in the history and memory of immigration in France in the 19th and 20th centuries. It also organises scientific and cultural activities. Génériques is at the crossroads between the university, institutional and cultural milieus where it strives to create links between the various French and European players, encouraging work on the history of immigration and raising awareness among the general public of the rich contribution to national and European history that foreign populations have made.


Odysséo portal brings all available resources around the history of immigration in France.