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After receiving an overwhelming number of applications from all over Germany, we selected seven projects that were brave enough to critically question their own point of view, to be inspired by others and to make their own contribution to the network with their experiences. Allow us to introduce:

01.
Caritas Association for the Archdiocese of Berlin

We, the Caritas Association for the Archdiocese of Berlin e.V., have been active in Eisenhüttenstadt with our project “Voluntary service for the assistance of refugees” since 2016. In our work, we coordinate a diverse group of committed volunteers in the field of integration and provide several educational and meeting services for people of various nationalities who live in Eisenhüttenstadt.

02.
Bridges – Musik verbindet gGmbH

Our “Bridges – Musik verbindet” (“Bridges – Music connects people”) project has been bringing musicians together – regardless of their migration background and refugee status – for over three years now. We promote intercultural dialog through orchestra and ensemble concerts, choir rehearsals and intercultural music education. By making music together, we are able to learn from each other and make integration a process in which everyone is involved. Music allows us to develop new things together while working at the same eye level and then show everyone how integration can be successful through our performance on stage.

03.
RosaLinde Leipzig e.V.

RosaLinde Leipzig e. V. is a consulting, educational and meeting venue for LGBTIQA* persons and stands up for a society that enables every person to live a self-confident life free of discrimination and discriminatory legislation. The Queer Refugees Network aims to assist queer refugees from Leipzig and the surrounding area by providing this target group with support during the asylum process and with psychosocial counseling, while also endeavoring to contribute towards networking and the promotion of self-organization. *(lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, asexual/aromantic persons)

04.
LAMSA: Regional Network of the Migrant Organizations of Saxony-Anhalt

The MeMoGA (Mentoring Models for Refugees as a Sustainable Building Block for Integration on the Labor Market) project of LAMSA e. V. contributes towards improving the labor market integration of refugees without formal qualifications in Saxony-Anhalt. MeMoGA uses a specific mentoring model to promote the discovery and development of the hidden potential of adult refugees and their realization in sustainable employment relationships with a secure income. The pilot phase was completed in Dessau-Roßlau by the end of 2019.

05.
Willkommen in Löbtau e. V.

 

Willkommen in Löbtau e.V. (Welcome to Löbtau e.V.) has set itself the objective to build a bridge between new and old-time citizens of Dresden, starting from the district of Löbtau. The association assists refugees e.g. with learning German, finding education and work, and organizes joint cooking events, football games and gardening activities.

06.
Gemeindeallianz Hofheim

 

After providing housing and jobs to newly arrived persons, our objective now is to also improve the social integration of the new citizens in the Hofheim region and thus bring people together who would otherwise probably not be able to meet each other. Fellow citizens who have lived here for many years should get the opportunity to meet and interact with the new citizens through several new activities. For example, we plan to organize a joint lunch table as a meeting venue for old and young persons, newly arrived persons and natives alike, with the meals being prepared by an intercultural team.

07.
Malteser Hilfsdienst, Heideck division

 

After providing housing and jobs to newly arrived persons, our objective now is to also improve the social integration of the new citizens in the Hofheim region and thus bring people together who would otherwise probably not be able to meet each other. Fellow citizens who have lived here for many years should get the opportunity to meet and interact with the new citizens through several new activities. For example, we plan to organize a joint lunch table as a meeting venue for old and young persons, newly arrived persons and natives alike, with the meals being prepared by an intercultural team.