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Naturalization ceremony and efms Migration and Integration Research Award

On 11 May 2000, the efms, in co-operation with the city of Bamberg, organised the first naturalization ceremony for recently naturalized migrants that was solemnly celebrated in Bavaria. As part of the official naturalization ceremony, the efms Migration and Integration Research Awardwas handed over. A short video of the ceremony can be viewed online. The video was produced by the local TV channel Oberfranken TV , which we would like to give our thanks for processing the video and allowing its internet publication on our website. Viewing it requires the Real Player Basic Version 7 or higher, which can be downloaded free of charge from RealMedia to install it as Plug-In in your browser.

Since 2000, the city of Bamberg has regularly held naturalization ceremonies once a year.

Naturalization ceremony by the City of Bamberg on 11 May 2000

  • Musical introduction by the teachers' ensemble of the Music School Bamberg
  • Welcoming speech
    Mayor Herbert Lauer
    Prof. Dr. Godehard Ruppert, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bamberg
  • On the concept of a culture of naturalization in Germany
    Prof. Dr. F. Heckmann, European forum for migration studies, Bamberg
  • The significance of naturalization for integration
    Bernhard Geiß, Representative of the Commissioner of the Federal Government for Foreigners' Affairs, Berlin
  • efms Migration and Integration Research Award for Steffen Angenendt and Gabi Straßburger
    Eulogy: Verónica Tomei, M.A., Brussels
    Eulogy: Prof. Dr. Bernhard Nauck, Technical University Chemnitz
  • Handing over of the efms Migration and Integration Research Award by the Kreissparkasse Bamberg
  • Naturalization ceremony: The City of Bamberg welcomes the new citizens
    Speech by Mayor, Mr. H. Lauer
  • Handing over of little presents
  • The naturalization from the perspective of a new citizen
  • Music
  • Reception with drinks and buffet

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