Global Issues

Immigration Society

How can we shape a stronger sense of community in an immigration society?

News and insights

Network for inclusive societies

Improving the impact of projects on inclusion

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Bridges instead of bubbles

Immigration and Digitalization

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Interview

“We Give People Guidance from Day One”

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Program Land.Zuhause.Zukunft.

How municipalities can now help through their integration work

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Data management and immigration

“The real innovation is openess”

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Urban versus Rural Areas: How Can Integration Work?

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Sound facts on the immigration society

“The Migration media service is as important today as it was in the year it was founded”

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Social media communities and integration

The invisible support network

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Digital services for immigrants

New Links into Society

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Migration forecasts

The future starts now

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Anti-discrimination tool

The bot at your side

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The war in Ukraine

“Everyone Can Do Something”

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Discover our projects

Immigration Society, Migration

Global Refugee Sponsorship Initiative

Community Sponsorship of refugees offers a key contribution and innovative solution to migration policy. The Global Refugee Sponsorship Initiative...

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Immigration Society

Shaping Inclusive Societies

We support the program "Shaping Inclusive Societies" which addresses local teams in Germany, Canada and Morocco who are committed to...

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Immigration Society, Migration

European Programme for Integration and Migration

Together with 24 other private foundations, we support the European Programme for Integration and Migration (EPIM) with the goal of strengthening...

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Immigration Society

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...

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Immigration Society

Land.Zuhause.Zukunft

We support innovative and viable approaches to the integration and participation of newcomers to rural regions.

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Immigration Society

Integration Hub

We promote integration hubs as local places for exchange and collaboration between newcomers and people who are already resident. The space is used for encounters, advice and the development of new ideas for the...

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Immigration Society

Moving Cities

We support the development of an online platform that presents local approaches to promote the inclusion of refugees and people with a history of migration.

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Immigration Society

Culture Coaches

We promote the training of integration experts who are familiar with different cultures and can act as knowledgeable mediators between the host society and refugees. The Culture Coaches strive to create mutual understanding of...

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Immigration Society

Muslim Women for Greater Participation

We support Muslim women in overcoming barriers that impede their access to the labor market, improving their opportunities for social participation.

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Related projects

Migration

The Africa-Europe Mayors’ Dialogue

We support the dialogue between African and European cities to enable a solidary vision and potential-oriented platform on migration.

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Democracy

VOTO – Making Voting Simple

VOTO is a digital voting aid used in local elections that helps increase young voter turnout. It playfully provides information about parties and...

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Our focus

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Municipal action

The municipality is the central place where people live together. A place to see and experience different backgrounds, religions, and cultures. At municipal level, administrations have the power to positively shape integration by including (migrant) civil society and local business. That’s why we empower municipal employees and leaders to put immigration society firmly on the agenda and grow their skills in this area. Together, we derive action points from local practice and support municipal stakeholders in asserting their interests vis-à-vis political decision-makers. This is complemented by exchange and cooperation between municipalities. We place a regional focus on transition regions, where structural, social, or demographic changes can have a particularly strong impact.

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Equal participation

For people to live well together in an immigration society, we need to really hear and acknowledge the concerns and abilities of those with a history of migration and ensure they are able to participate on an equal footing. As such, we work closely with civil society actors who represent the interests and concerns of people with a background of migration and seek to improve their engagement and representation. We use training and networking to support migrant civil society organizations (empowerment), with the aim of boosting their self-efficacy and representation, as well as their capacity for action and resilience. Together, we develop defense strategies to fight discrimination and hostility by creating advice and networking opportunities as well as safe spaces (resilience).We also support established actors and institutions in reflecting on their responsibility toward less established migrant civil society groups, widening access, and working together (taking action in solidarity).

 

Contact person

Kira Alber
Team Assistant
Phone+49711 46084-367
e-mail to Kira Alber