Migration

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Especially three developments appear to have caused Wilders’ “defeat” in the election. Still, the next Dutch government will chose a centre-right course on social-economic, climate and immigration policies.

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Lebanon has seen political stagnation and sectarian tensions for years. Additionally, the country is deeply affected by the war in Syria. To gain a more nuanced understanding of the situation in the country, the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung organized a study tour to Lebanon in October 2016.

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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.

Publication

This DPC paper by Bodo Weber critically deals with the policy European States pursued around the 'refugee crisis'. Furthermore, it gives recommendations for political institutions how to deal with the current situation and how to overcome the crisis of the EU.

While the privileged few may cross legitimately by simply presenting their passport, for most, borders present difficult if not insurmountable hurdles. Furthermore there are plenty of other lines of division: social, ethnic, religious and ideological. Any border is a painful memory of the fact that it is not an individual’s choice to define which side he or she is on.

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What comes after the failed referendum in Hungary? Political scientist Bulcsú Hunyadi about Orbáns objectives and about Hungarians who are tired of the migration topic.

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The number of refugees fled to Europe in 2015 revealed the EU's deficient common asylum policy, which disproportionately affected the southern member states. To overcome the EU crisis, there is more needed than an EU-Turkey deal.

We cannot see that the EU is not the cause of the injustices we face. Zygmunt Bauman discusses Brexit and the impact it has on the world.

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With Britain leaving the EU Poland is loosing one of its most important security policy ally. At the same time up to a million polish migrants in Britain are facing an uncertain future as they were already being used as scapegoats in the Brexit campaign.

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Hillary Clinton should be warned by the British referendum: Similar to the Brexit movement, Trump’s campaign benefits from anti-immigrant sentiment and anger over the “political elites” and “mainstream media”.

Migration

For us there is no contradiction between ethnic and cultural diversity within our society and a commitment towards the basic values and rules of democracy; together the two constitute the foundation of our multicultural republic, and this is a key element of the Heinrich Böll Foundation’s mission statement that guides our domestic and international programmes in political education as well as our corporate culture. Key issues are equal opportunities and the possibility for everyone in society to participate in politics, the economy, and regarding social questions. The degree to which this will be achieved is critical for Germany’s sustainability.

Our Migration - Integration - Diversity website offers a wealth of background stories, reports, and dossiers, as well as information about our events and projects on major questions related to a multicultural society.

Events

Mar 31
Liverpool
Apr 01Apr 03
A Training Summit for European Immigrant & Minority Leaders
Hamburg
Apr 05
Perceptions from Kiev, Warsaw and Berlin
Berlin
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