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(original title: Flüchtlinge – zwischen Ankommen und Zusammenleben)
Introduction – overview – summary
|Walter Siebel||Integration 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.
|Lisa Kasper||The German asylum procedure|
|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.
|Franziska Bensch||Arriving 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.
|Susanne Worbs||Persons 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.
|Christian Jacobs||Planning 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.
|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.
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.
|Rudolf Stichweh||Fear of foreigners and hostility to foreigners|
Historical and socio-cultural conditions
|Klara Fries||Arriving 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.
|Antonia Milbert||Regional 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.
Integration potentials of rural areas
|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.
|Matthias M. Mayer|
|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.
|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.
|Andreas Hollstein||Integration 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.
|Niklas Rhein||Integration 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?
|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.
|Steven Vertovec||The 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.