Migrant self-organizations (MSOs) have played an important role in migration and integration work for a number of years now. They cater to a range of demands in a variety of ways and can offer considerable potential and extensive expertise in many areas of social work. Despite this, they often only receive public attention, engagement, and funding on matters pertaining to their core competences, namely migration, integration, refugees, and discrimination. This is where the Paritätische NRW's "Powersharing in a diverse society" project" funded by the Robert Bosch Stiftung, comes in.
The aim is to better integrate migrant self-organizations into regulatory structures by supporting partnerships with other actors engaged in social work. To this end, the project is supporting this kind of cooperation in North Rhine-Westphalia, which further boosts powersharing in an immigration society.