The Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning

Refugees – between arrival and living together

(original title: Flüchtlinge – zwischen Ankommen und Zusammenleben)

IzR 2/2017
Hrsg.: BBSR

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Franziska Bensch

Introduction – overview – summary
(in German)

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Walter SiebelIntegration of immigrants:
An elementary culture of the European city
In modern societies the presence of foreigners has become an everyday feature. What enables modern societies to deal comparatively calmly with so much foreignness? What reasons are there for successful integration? And what does this mean for integration policy? An individual consideration from a sociological point of view.
(in German)
Lisa KasperThe German asylum procedure
(in German)
Regional distribution and regulation regarding the place of residence
In the interview with Franziska Bensch, Rolf Müller explains the principle of the Königstein ratio formula and the limits of this instrument in the distribution of refugees.
(in German)
Franziska BenschArriving on the housing market
Even though the number of people seeking refuge is currently declining, the adequate provision of housing for refugees still remains an important task. The housing situation decisively influences the chances of integration.
(in German)
Susanne WorbsPersons entitled to asylum and acknowledged refugees in Germany: what they bring with them, where and how they live
The research centre in the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF-FZ) has carried out a survey among approximately 2800 persons entitled to asylum and acknowledged refugees in summer 2014 in the entire area of the Federal Republic of Germany. In addition to the household structure and the housing situation, the article indicates qualifications, participation on the labour market as well as the wishes of refugees for their future life in Germany.
(in German)
Christian JacobsPlanning the life together in the varied city
Integrating refugees and providing for a good togetherness in the population at the same time? In the past years the cities have not always made the right adjustments. The housing market plays a particularly important role.
(in German)
Work with refugees is not possible without cooperation
In a discussion with the editors of the IzR, Ute Dybski, Ilka Gelhaar-Heider and Susanne Nomine tell how and with whom they work in the city of Lübben and where there is still room for improvements. Thomas Fabian explains how Leipzig is finding solutions across departments to house and provide for refugees and how the urban society engages itself for the integration of refugees.
(in German)
Elke Bojarra-Becker
Rupert Graf Strachwitz
Administration and civil society: how the wave of refugees affects cooperation
The number of refugees created great challenges for Germany in 2015. This affected the cooperation of politics, administration and civil society. They depended – to a previously unprecedented extent – upon each other. Only together they could solve the so-called refugee crisis.
(in German)
Rudolf StichwehFear of foreigners and hostility to foreigners
Historical and socio-cultural conditions
(in German)
Klara FriesArriving in West Pomerania:
The Democracy Station in Anklam
Young people are engaging themselves in open spaces and are developing their region further. How access for young refugees is possible is shown by the Democracy Station in Anklam.
(in German)
Antonia MilbertRegional disparities of rural areas and potentials for integration
Can in-migrating refugees moderate the impacts of demographic change in rural areas? Rural areas are heterogeneous. Differences on the labour market, in the welfare of the population and in the impediments to the access to services mean heterogeneous living conditions also for refugees and constitute different preconditions for their successful integration.
(in German)
Peter Mehl
Diana Meschter
Stefan Neumeier
Torsten Osigus

Integration potentials of rural areas
Which potential do rural areas have for the integration of refugees? What are the fundamental dimensions, who are the central actors and which policy options exist for the integration of refugees?
(in German)

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Iris Fryczewski
Lisa Kroggel
Upswing in the countryside:
Integrating refugees into the rural labour market
Three projects that were supported in the demonstration project of the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) entitled "Upswing in the Countryside" intended to integrate refugees in rural regions into the labour market and to offer them an occupational and private home.
(in German)
Matthias M. Mayer
Joscha Schwarzwälder
Arriving on the labour market
The integration of several hundred thousand refugees into the German labour market creates considerable challenges for the actors of employment policy, but it also bears chances.
(in German)
Alexander Schürt
Matthias Waltersbacher
Using vacancies for persons who are entitled to stay:
Chances for regions with open places of employment
The integration of several hundred thousand refugees into the German housing and labour markets is a considerable challenge for the Federal Government, the federal states and the municipalities, which, however, offers new opportunities.
(in German)
Andreas HollsteinIntegration belongs to urban development in Altena
Hardly a subject is polarising Germany as much as immigration. But in addition to the challenges it also offers chances for the urban societies.
(in German)
Niklas RheinIntegration in rural areas:
Management of vacancies and lack of dwellings
Can in-migration end the rural exodus? And what is necessary to make integration successful?
(in German)
Christine Kämmerer
Tim Rieniets
Building together: a contribution to integration
Experience from the state initiative "StadtBauKultur NRW"
Building is more than merely the creation of dwelling space. Building provides varied opportunities for the integration of socially disadvantaged persons by creating a sense of community, strengthening local identification and opening new occupational and private perspectives through offers of qualification. The state initiative "StadtBauKultur NRW" observes which contribution the building sector can make to the integration of refugees.
(in German)
Steven VertovecThe infrastructure of "We can manage this!"
The in-migration of hundreds of thousands of refugees in a very short period of time requires great infrastructural efforts. These are characterised by helpfulness and efficiency and will change the German society in a sustainable way.
(in German)

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