Migration and integration

Current information and background reports on integration and on Germany's activities in the field of refugee and migration policy.
Topic of the week: Migration and entrepreneurship

Colourful and innovative

People with migrant backgrounds are a driving force of the German startup scene – we introduce four interesting firms.
Topic of the week: Migration and entrepreneurship

Opportunities for top talents

One in five startups in Germany is founded by an entrepreneur with a migrant background. Eight interesting facts on this topic.
Topic of the week: People and media

Talking about roots

Open, humorous, relaxed: These formats focus on migration stories – and lots of other things as well.

Facts about expats

Why do expats come to Germany, how long do they want to stay, what do they like – and what don’t they like? The new Expat Insider 2020 Report has the answers.


An expat in Hamburg

The Moldavian expat Elena lives in Germany’s second largest city. Here she shows you Hamburg and gives you some good tips on how to make friends.

Hope at university

Many German universities have recently taken in refugee students. A look at what has been achieved and current objectives.
Refugees in a training project in the automobile industry
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Difficult new start

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Friends and helpers

How Aravinth Palaniswamy, Duc Tam Dam und Christina Papke, the creators of a new platform, are making things easier for expats on their arrival in Germany.
Soziologist Jutta Allmendinger
Raising questions

The value of home

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Ali Faramarzi came to Germany from Iran
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“Home is where I feel at ease”

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Demonstration for the rescue at sea  of refugees
Raising questions

Counting on civil society

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“Dialogue Catches On”: schoolchildren discuss values
Raising questions

Learning democracy

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Researching in safety

Lawyer Anan Al Sheikh Haidar fled from Syria and now teaches at the University of Cologne – as a fellowship holder of the Philipp Schwartz Initiative.

Who I am

Ramy al-Asheq was born a Palestinian refugee and lived in Syria and Jordan. He arrived in Germany in 2014. Here, the author and journalist writes about that new beginning in life.

From conflict to classroom

They were experienced teachers in Syria or other crisis countries, but then they had to flee. They would like to teach again in Germany. But that isn’t easy.

Lots of new neighbours

Altena has taken far more refugees than it was assigned, and has integrated them in exemplary fashion – even winning an award from the German chancellor in the process.

Welcome to Berlin

International visitors found out on a tour of the Moabit district how a school and volunteers are busy promoting integration.

Philosophy and migration

How do philosophers respond to current migration issues? A brief interview with Julian Nida-Rümelin, professor of philosophy and former Federal Government commissioner.

Who am I?

Out of Place is a German-Israeli project that brings together filmmakers from the two countries and asks questions about identity and integration.

The new 

On being and becoming German – how the challenge presented by an influx of refugees can become a win-win constellation.