Get Together! Strengthening Dialog between Refugees and Local Communities
Migration and Inclusion

Get Together! Strengthening Dialog between Refugees and Local Communities

We are all affected by the societal developments emerging against the backdrop of the increasing migration of refugees. It is therefore of even greater importance for our mutual coexistence to encourage our society to open up and to ensure that diversity is handled in a constructive way.

Prejudices are dispelled where there is direct contact between refugees and the local population. This is attested to by, among others, the "Asylum and Asylum Seekers: Perceptions and Attitudes among the General Public 2014" representative survey conducted by the Allensbach Institute on behalf of the Robert Bosch Stiftung. Openness among the population and the equal participation of new migrants are therefore also dependent on direct meetings.

For this reason, the Robert Bosch Stiftung is promoting pilot projects within the scope of the Get Together! Strengthening Dialog between Refugees and Local Communities program that initiates on-site meetings between local populations and refugees on an equal footing. The overarching goal is to contribute to societal cohesion.
  • Initiatives and projects from across all of Germany that are conducted by the local population and/or refugees are eligible to apply for funding. Initiators or partners can be institutions (e.g. cultural institutions), municipalities, migrant organizations, or societies.
  • The local population and refugees must have the opportunity to be equally involved in the shaping of the meeting. Getting to know one another and mutual exchange are at the focus.
  • New approaches as well as the transfer to the local area of project ideas that have already been tested elsewhere will be eligible for funding.
  • It is possible to apply for funding from 1,000 euros to a maximum of 15,000 euros. The minimum project duration is three months.
  • One-time events (e.g. welcome events), language-only courses, and projects for trauma counseling are not eligible for funding.

When submitting your project request, please take note of the information provided in the column on the right.

More Information


Sara Genc
Phone: +49 (0)711 46084-159
Dr. Ferdinand Mirbach
Phone: +49 (0)711 46084-480