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28.01.16

Role of family unit crucial for migrant integration

Michaela Kreyenfeld and other Advisory Committee members to hold panel discussion on family integration policies.

Successful integration of refugees is only possible when the family as a unit is taken into consideration, according to a new report issued by the Advisory Committee for Family Affairs at the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth. Members of the Committee will discuss their findings in detail in a public panel discussion on January 28th, at the Hertie School of Governance.

Hertie School Professor Michaela Kreyenfeld serves as a member of the Committee, and will be participating in Thursday’s panel. She hopes to ignite conversation about the crucial role of family within the integration process. “In the debates on migration and integration up until now, there is not enough emphasis put on the families or partnerships of refugees and migrants,” she says. “Ultimately, integration into society and the workforce is only going to be successful if the family as a comprehensive entity is taken into consideration.”

For more information on the report, visit the homepage for the Committee for Family Affairs (in German).

About the event

The panel discussion will be recorded by Inforadio rbb and broadcast on Sunday, March 6th at 11:05 and 20:05, as a part of the Forum series. Additional information can be found on the event website (all in German).

About the Committee for Family Affairs

The Advisory Committee for Family Affairs at the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth has been advising Germany on policy issues related to families since 1970 through independent research projects and reports.