Ankommen in Deutschland: Cities of Arrival
Cities of Migration showcases good ideas in immigrant integration and promotes innovative practices that create inclusion and urban prosperity.
Having the right people at the table is essential to build an integration and labour market strategy to effectively address an influx of refugees.
In 2015, German cities were overwhelmed with the sudden influx of refugees. The #Bertelsmann_Stiftung foundation wondered how they could help. A future-focused operational foundation, its programs range across a number of activities from education to employment to social cohesion. Focused on strengthening society’s ability to help individuals reach their full potential, Bertelsmann Stiftung develops the resources needed to achieve those goals.
With the challenges posed to receiving cities and a lack of preexisting coordination and organization to address these challenges, Bertelsmann Stiftung recognized it had a role to play and previous experience to leverage to support cities.
–-> Bertelsmann created an online bank of good practices to share what cities are doing, and a guidebook to share their experiences and #best_practices with the broader public. German cities still struggling with how best to integrate refugees benefit from this knowledge sharing: