News from this focus area
With the fellowship at the McCain Institute in the US, Talitha Goldmann-Kefalas is preparing for her leadership action plan in Germany, where she wants to establish new ways to integrate female refugees in society.
The study researches the political participation of refugees and its impacts on host and home countries.
Under the project "German-Indian Classroom", German-Indian school partnerships were initiated and funded from 2011 to...
Exile journalists from Syria, Afghanistan, Iran, Turkey, and Azerbaijan write about freedom, democracy, and...
Annual German-language publication of the "Sachverständigenrat deutscher Stiftungen für Integration und Migration"...
Grandhotel Cosmopolis in Augsburg is at the same time a hotel, refugee accommodation, and an artistic workshop - in other words, an innovative residential and social project. This "grand hotel" enables people to meet, get to know each other, and share their experiences.
About this focus area
It is just about impossible to imagine Germany today without cultural and religious diversity: Migrants become German citizens. Different cultures and religions live in close proximity and are dependent on each other for their future. Globalization is no longer an abstract phenomenon - it has arrived in full force.
Even events that occur in supposedly far-off regions of the world have a direct impact on our daily lives. Probably no other crisis in recent memory demonstrated this connection as clearly as the question of dealing with refugees in Europe. We now have to find medium- to long-term strategies for their integration and inclusion in society.
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: