How do we achieve integration?

How do we achieve integration?

Congress: Asylum and Migration
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Approximately one million people arrived in Germany last year seeking refuge. This development was accompanied by an impressive welcoming culture, but also by numerous protests and incendiary attacks against refugee shelters. A successful immigration policy is one that emphasizes integration and is supported by members of society.

“How do we achieve integration?” is, therefore, the title of this year’s “Baustelle” – a congress annually organized by Heinrich Böll Stiftung. Which opportunities does migration provide for our society against the backdrop of demographic change? Which challenges and conflicts are affiliated with increasing immigration and the arrival of refugees? How can we succeed in reducing the fears and insecurities of the local population?

Note: There will be translation into English for Workshop #6, as well as simultaneous translation during the rest of the conference.

Hashtag: #baustelle_integration

  • Katrin Göring-Eckardt MdB, Co-chair of the Green Party Faction in the Bundestag
  • Prof. Naika Foroutan, Berlin Institute for Integration and Migration Research (BIM)
  • Seyran Ateş, Lawyer, Author
  • Dr. Oliver Junk, Mayor of the city of Goslar
  • Sybille Haußmann, District administration Düren, Head of Office for Schools, Education and Integration
  • Breschkai Ferhad, Neue Deutsche Organisationen

Accompanying Programme:

Contact & Information

Start: Friday, 24 June 2016 (15:00)
End: Saturday, 25 June 2016 (16:00)

Venue: Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Schumannstraße 8, 10117 Berlin

Contact: Mekonnen Mesghena – Department Migration & Diversity

Monika Steins – Department Economics & Finance, E-Mail:,Telephone 030-285 34-244
Anke Bremer – Department Migration & Diversity, E-mail:, Telephone 030-285 34-240