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
One in five startups in Germany is founded by an entrepreneur with a migrant background. Eight interesting facts on this topic.
The German economy sees the shortage of #skilledworkers as one of its biggest problems. The German government now wants to take countermeasures and attract many more workers from non-EU countries.
No solutions for new crises: The number of refugees worldwide is growing to a new record. There is a lack of solidarity, says the head of the UN Refugee Agency. He has great praise for Germany.
These voices are not to fall silent – the project “Weiter Schreiben” (Writing On) helps authors who have fled their country or can no longer publish their work in their country of origin.
Many young people who come to Germany as refugees were still at university or building a career back home. German universities are helping them to restart their academic lives.
Germany is one of the leading donor states in providing assistance for people in the conflict zones in Syria. A report on the daily reality of the humanitarian aid workers.
Many skilled-craft companies are short of skilled workers. Many young refugees are looking for new prospects. A Federal Government programme is bringing the two sides together step by step.
The top economist Marcel Fratzscher, political advisor and President of the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) in Berlin, sees immigration primarily as an opportunity.