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Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (Logo)Facts & Findings

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Integration, particularly the integration of the refugees who have migrated to Germany in the last few years, is a task that primarily has to be dealt with by the municipalities. Building on the results of the “On-site Integration” study published by the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation in spring 2017, the question of how real integration can succeed in city and municipal life is dealt with in the following paper.

Key Points

  • Integration, particularly the integration of the refugees who have migrated to Germany in the last few years, is a task that primarily has to be dealt with by the municipalities.
  • Municipalities are particularly involved in finding living space, promoting the regional economy and education and coordinating the commitments of citizens and the “intercultural openness” of the administration.
  • Insufficient integration at the municipal level can contribute to long-term dependency of the refugees on social services, the majority of which has to be provided by the cities and municipalities themselves.
  • Integration must be considered as a whole: language development, finding employment and social integration have to start in the reception camps and resources must be intelligently distributed.
  • In order to activate civil society in a sustainable way, the potential of willing individuals must be addressed and coordinated, e.g. in the form of a survey of individual capacities using standard questionnaires.

Contact

ImageElisabeth Enders
editor
Phone +49 2241 246-2264
Elisabeth.Enders(akas.de


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