With our projects, we demonstrate that our society can embrace and structure the plurality of cultures and religions. Our work has a real-world focus and promotes an effective welcoming culture of recognition for immigrants to Germany. Against that backdrop, we are concentrating on two aspects:
- The integration and participation of migrants in Germany in health, education, science, and civil society
- Open and objective discourse about migration in Germany and Europe
Integration and Participation of Migrants
How living together can be achieved in a diverse society is decided in a local context. That is why we support the establishment of institutions and offerings for new target groups and thus the opportunity for all people living in Germany to participate in society. Target groups of our work include administrative, educational, health, and cultural institutions, civic organizations, volunteers, and refugees.
Open and Objective Discourse about Migration
We see ourselves as an independent platform for the qualified discussions between experts and decision-makers. Using practical and fundamental research projects, we expand the knowledge base of the discussions on migration - in particular on the influx of refugees - and develop different courses of action. We support projects that make compromise on collaborative European refugee policies possible. We foster differentiated reporting as well as civic and cultural projects that strengthen an open and cohesive attitude toward migrants. Our target group consists of academics and experts, as well as decision-makers from the worlds of politics, administration, business and civil society, nongovernmental organizations and lobby groups, cultural institutions, civic initiatives, and journalists.