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Proposals for a Realignment of Refugee Policy

More than one million refugees came to Germany in 2015. No other issue is dominating the political and public debate today like the question of refugees. Objective arguments are scarce in a debate climate that is increasingly heated.

With this in mind, the Robert Bosch Stiftung has convened a commission of distinguished experts in March 2015 to consider a realignment of refugee policy. The goal was to foster an open discussion, include different perspectives, and devise constructive recommendations.

Final Report

In the final report which was presented on April 6 at the Federal Press Conference in Berlin, the commission demands amongst other things an easier access of refugees into the labor market.

The report draws up 99 proposals for these topics:
  • Possibilities of access for refugees
  • Procedure for granting the right of asylum
  • Accommodation and housing
  • Health benefits and healthcare
  • Language skills and training
  • Access to education
  • Vocational training and access to the labor market
  • Return, repatriation, and deportation
Robert Bosch Stiftung (Hg.)  Chancen erkennen – Perspektiven schaffen – Integration ermöglichen  Read and recommend
Robert Bosch Stiftung (Hg.)  Summary: Chancen erkennen – Perspektiven schaffen – Integration ermöglichen  Read and recommend
From left: Günter Burkhardt (Chief Executive Officer Pro Asyl), Uta-Micaela Dürig (Chief Executive Officer Robert Bosch Stiftung), Heinrich Alt (German Federal Employment Agency), Bilkay Öney (State Minister of Integration in Baden-Württemberg), Armin Laschet (Chairman)