Social Inclusion Study Among Selected Groups of Migrant Background in Germany
On behalf of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) the efms conducted a study examining the integration of Afghans, Iranians and Pakistanis in Germany. The study consists of an overview of migration history and integration concepts and policies in Germany with an emphasis on Muslim migrants, a state of the art report of research and of practice on integration of Muslims in Germany, and the main part of the study - three local studies in the cities Hamburg, Frankfurt and Stuttgart; especially Hamburg and Frankfurt have large concentrations of the above migrant groups. The local studies consist of the following parts: an overview on the history of settlement of the groups, an analysis of local administrative and organisational statistics for indicators of integration of the groups, a study of local integration policies by the municipality towards Muslim groups, a study of activities of local welfare agencies, foundations or other private actors engaged in integration work with Muslim groups, and a study of activities of migrant groups engaged in integration work. A concluding risk and opportunity framework demonstrates areas where the integration of Afghans, Iranians and Pakistanis could be fostered and projects and institutions which have successfully contributed to the integration of these groups.
Funding: Aga Khan Development Network
Duration: May 2008 - January 2009
Reseacher: Claudia Köhler