Migration & Integration

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We are pleased to announce the nine communities that will participate in our 2017 Welcoming Communities Transatlantic Exchange.


The Welcoming Communities Transatlantic Exchange is a unique opportunity for leaders in Germany and the U.S. to share promising approaches to welcoming and integrating immigrants and refugees into their communities. Applications for the 2017 cohort are due by December 1, 2016 (Midnight, U.S. Eastern Time). 

 From September 23 to October 1, sixteen American integration professionals and public officials will travel to Germany for a nine-day, five-city visit, to learn about Germany's approach to refugee integration. The visit is part of the Welcoming Communities Transatlantic Exchange (WCTE), a reciprocal exchange program bringing together integration practitioners from Germany and the United States to share ideas and best practices on welcoming and integrating refugees into their respective communities. 


"The “refugee crisis” is, in fact, a crisis of European politics. It reflects growing narrow-mindedness, fear of the future and national parochialism in Europe." Hbs Co-President Ralf Fücks on the future of Europe and on ways to successfully shape a European refugee policy.


Both Germany and the US face a rising tide of right-wing, anti-immigrant parties and sentiments. But the US has developed a unique response. 

Over five million Iranians are in exile – about 120,000 of which live in Germany. They are influencing political and cultural debates in Iran on a daily basis. The aim of this publication is to promote a process of reflection within the diaspora and provide an input concerning the role and potential of the diaspora community in the US and Germany as well.

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The US has long been a country shaped by immigrants. Europe today, in particular Germany, is rapidly attracting new immigrants as well. How the US and Europe respond to the challenges of immigration and integration is not only about those who seek to enter our borders, but also about how we choose to define our societies, futures, and shared interests. We foster a transatlantic dialogue that promotes well-regulated immigration and integration policies as the responsibilities of a democratic state and as rich opportunities for economic growth, innovation, and cultural diversity.

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