Society

Migration and Inclusion

Migration und Integration
It is impossible to consider Germany today without its cultural and religious diversity – the country of black, red, and gold has long been colorful indeed. When it comes to us and the projects we carry out, this means moving away from special programs for immigrants to actively shaping the cultural and religious plurality of society.
By carrying out activities with a real-world focus, we want to help establish an effective welcoming culture of recognition for immigrants to Germany. We concentrate on projects that are focused on refugees and Muslims in Germany, acting both in an operational and a funding capacity.
Together with our partners, we promote the participation and integration of refugees in Germany. With our real-world experience, we are helping shape this field of activity, both politically and scientifically. Furthermore, we actively support collaboration between Muslim organizations and local communities and empower young Muslims in their civic involvement. The aim is to strengthen their participation in civil society and help them become equal players within it. We also aim to promote fact-based reporting about Muslims and about people seeking refuge in Germany.
We look forward, in particular, to receiving project ideas about our Participation of Refugees and Muslims in Germany topics. Please note that processing these inquiries can take up to six weeks.

Photo: Björn Henssler

We are active in the following projects
Get Together! Strengthening Dialog between Refugees and Local Communities

Get Together! Strengthening Dialog between Refugees and Local Communities

Prejudices are dispelled where there is direct contact between refugees and the local population. We support projects that initiate on-site meetings between local populations and refugees on an equal footing.

 
Robert Bosch Expert Commission to Consider a Realignment of Refugee Policy

Robert Bosch Expert Commission to Consider a Realignment of Refugee Policy

The commission aims to draw up concrete proposals that address current needs, incorporating the knowledge of as many stakeholders as possible in a structured manner and helping politicians in a neutral advisory capacity.

 
Study: Acceptance of Refugees in German Federal States and Communities

Study: Acceptance of Refugees in German Federal States and Communities

This study, which covers the period up to spring 2015, explores the options open to communities in light of the increasing numbers of asylum seekers coming to Germany.

 
Study: Discrimination on the Training Market

Study: Discrimination on the Training Market

A study by the Research Unit of the Expert Council of German Foundations on Integration and Migration (SVR) has proven for the first time that young people with a migrant background are the victims of discrimination in the allocation of training positions.

 
Study: Youth Unemployment in Europe

Study: Youth Unemployment in Europe

Together with Robert Bosch GmbH, we are working to combat youth unemployment in southern Europe. In this context, the Foundation initially commissioned the Center for European Economic Research to conduct a study.

 
Sustainably Committed - Qualification and Networking of Voluntary Involvement in Refugee Work

Photo: Björn Hänssler

Sustainably Committed - Qualification and Networking of Voluntary Involvement in Refugee Work

Voluntary and civic engagement makes a significant contribution to a cohesive and sustainable society. We support projects that promote and structure this commitment.

 
The Young Muslims and Web 2.0 Conference

The Young Muslims and Web 2.0 Conference

More than 50 youth associations discussed the opportunities and challenges of the web 2.0, Muslim youth associations presented their online work, and Muslim bloggers talked about their work.

 
Yallah! Dedicated Young Muslims

Yallah! Dedicated Young Muslims

We fund projects carried out by young Muslims and support creative ideas that show just how diverse "our Islam" is in Germany.

 
European Program for Integration and Migration

European Program for Integration and Migration

Together with nine other foundations, we support selected European and national NGOs that are dedicated to implementing Europe's fundamental migration and integration principles.

 
Forum "Integration ermöglichen - Zusammenhalt stärken"

Forum "Integration ermöglichen - Zusammenhalt stärken"

The Federal President of Germany and the Robert Bosch Stiftung host the forum "Integration ermöglichen - Zusammenhalt stärken" (Enabling Integration - Strengthening Solidarity) and discuss the topic with experts, scientists, politicians, and volunteers.

 
From Arrival to Participation in Society: How Refugees View Their Lives in Germany

From Arrival to Participation in Society: How Refugees View Their Lives in Germany

A study on the living situation of refugees. In qualitative interviews, refugees share their own perspective. The study focuses on people with an uncertain residence status who have recently arrived in Germany.

 
Integration Futures Working Group

Integration Futures Working Group

The initiative is working to develop a fresh agenda for integration policy in Europe by bringing together senior integration policymakers and experts from various fields to create a platform for long-term strategic and creative thinking.

 
Islamic Affairs Consultant as Part of the Partnership with Muslims in Baden-Württemberg

Islamic Affairs Consultant as Part of the Partnership with Muslims in Baden-Württemberg

The Islamic Consultant assists communities and Islamic organizations in order to strengthen their Islam-related skills and help Islamic figures become more involved.

 
Islamic Communities as Municipal Stakeholders

Islamic Communities as Municipal Stakeholders

We offer dedicated members of Islamic communities training in which they come into contact with community organizations – the aim being to strengthen communication between the communities and their local community.

 
Migration Policy Forum - MPF

Migration Policy Forum - MPF

Twice a year, the Migration Policy Forum (MPF) provides a platform for in-depth discussions on German and European laws concerning aliens, asylum, and nationality. The MPF aims to contribute to sustainable, balanced, and knowledge-based policy development in the area of migration law.

 
Migration Strategy Group (MSG)

Migration Strategy Group (MSG)

The MSG brings together key policy-stakeholders and decision-makers from the public and private sector, across different ministries and political departments from migrant-sending and receiving countries on both sides of the Atlantic.

 
Nuances

Nuances

Creating a multimedia Web platform with teaching materials for the globalized classroom.

 
Perspektive Teilhabe: Supporting Volunteers in Their Work for and with Refugees

Photo: J.R.Rotter

Perspektive Teilhabe: Supporting Volunteers in Their Work for and with Refugees

The goal of the project is to develop structures that enable participation as well as networking and education within the field of volunteer work for and with refugees.

 
Refugees and Asylum - Examples of Pilot Projects

Refugees and Asylum - Examples of Pilot Projects

We support innovative projects that break new ground when it comes to encouraging refugees and asylum seekers.

 
Situations of asylum-seekers

Situations of asylum-seekers

Suggestions on how to simplify applicable regulations and processes.

 
Strengthening Civil Society at the Global Forum on Migration and Development

Laura Hieber, ICMC

Strengthening Civil Society at the Global Forum on Migration and Development

From June 28 till July 1, the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) takes place in Berlin. This year's topic: "Towards a Global Social Contract on Migration and Development".

 
Study: Asylum and Asylum Seekers

Study: Asylum and Asylum Seekers

Up until now, the situation of asylum seekers in Germany has not been thoroughly analyzed. A study examined the general public’s perceptions and attitudes.

 
YUMA - Young, Muslim, Active

YUMA - Young, Muslim, Active

With the YUMA project, we are giving young Muslims not only a voice but the opportunity to experience politics and other areas of society that they are so often excluded from.

 
ZiviZ-Survey 2017

ZiviZ-Survey 2017

The ZiviZ Survey makes representative progress data on organization development in civil society available for the first time. More than 6,300 nonprofit organizations took part in the survey. It focusses on engagement in education, integration of refugees and people with migration background.

 
Related projects of the Foundation
Diversity in Day Care Centers

Photo: GettyImages/Caiaimage/Paul-Bradbury

Diversity in Day Care Centers

Diversity is reality in our day care centers. Actively experiencing and learning to feel accepted in a diverse community is an enrichment and a prerequisite for participation for children and families. With our projects we therefore promote a professional approach to diversity in day care centers.

 
Diversity Workshop Projects for a Lively Community

Diversity Workshop Projects for a Lively Community

Contact between people from different social, cultural, or religious circles is of key importance to mutual understanding and social cohesion. This is where the Diversity Workshop projects come into play – building bridges between different living environments.

 
ElKiS - Parent-Preschool Language Mediators

ElKiS - Parent-Preschool Language Mediators

The aim is to create a genuine partnership in terms of education and childcare between parents and childcare facilities for the benefit of the child.

 
Europa21. Thinking tomorrow’s society

Europa21. Thinking tomorrow’s society

We are offering writers, academics, journalists, artists, and civically engaged citizens a platform at the Leipzig Book Fair for a constructive dialog on the future of Europe regarding immigration and refugees.

 
Fit for Diversity – Equal Opportunities in Daycare

Foto: Fotolia - Soleg

Fit for Diversity – Equal Opportunities in Daycare

"Fit for Diversity" offers a basis for further education and training of day-care personnel on the topic of cultural diversity.

 
German-Turkish School Exchange Program

German-Turkish School Exchange Program

The exchange program allows students from Germany and Turkey to get better acquainted with each other’s country and meet new people.

 
Initiative Going Abroad Makes a Difference

Initiative Going Abroad Makes a Difference

We are looking for strategies and ideas to improve the framework conditions for international student and youth exchanges so that every young person in Europe gets the chance to gain international experience.

 
Let’s Have a Say in Local Politics

Let’s Have a Say in Local Politics

Get involved! Have your say! Help decide! We are supporting young people in Baden-Württemberg who want to get involved in their local area and take part in political decision-making processes.

 
Next Generation Leader - Germany at the McCain Institut der Arizona State University

Photo: McCain Institute for International Leadership

Next Generation Leader - Germany at the McCain Institut der Arizona State University

The fellowship program is designed to train and empower emerging leaders around the world. With the funding of the Robert Bosch Stiftung, the first German fellow participates in the program.

 
Participation in Day Care Centers

Photo: GettyImages/BraunS

Participation in Day Care Centers

The participation of children is an important quality factor for the work of Day Care Centers.

 
Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Democracy

Poto: Fotolia/kubko

Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Democracy

The global research project analyzes possibilities and limits of political participation for refugees. This provides recommendations on integrating refugees into social and political life.

 
Strong Teachers – Strong Students

Strong Teachers – Strong Students

We support vocational teachers in dealing with right wing extremism amoung their pupils. Through the teachers, the pupils are emboldened to reflect their opinions.

 
The Bochum Sprachförderturm for Language Promotion

The Bochum Sprachförderturm for Language Promotion

The Bochum Sprachförderturm for language promotion brings children and young people who have recently immigrated together with students studying education at Ruhr University Bochum.

 
Youth Against Extremism

Youth Against Extremism

Extremism has many different forms and in times of changes within society continues to be a big challenge. Many young people already get involved in our democratic society and speak out against extremism. We offer them support in this area.