Working Solutions: Lessons from local communities on integration strategies
Learning Exchange Webinar: June 9, 2009
Today’s global cities are challenged by the rapid pace of urbanization and migration. The successful integration of immigrants is key to urban prosperity and quality of life for all city residents. So, what is your city or town doing to face today’s integration challenge that is effective, accepted by long term residents and can endure over time?
This question and others were addressed by Claudia Walther, Bertelsmann Stiftung, and city guest, Annette Seiche, Integration Officer for the City of Kerpen, at the June 9, 2009, event in our Learning Exchange series.
The session focus was on the ‘Integration Workshop” program Bertelsmann has developed for helping local communities learn how to structure integration policy and programming in a way that is both inclusive and focused. The presentation included an outline of the recent activities of the Transatlantic Council on Migration on the theme of “Learning from the World, ” and introductory remarks from the distinguished Prof. Dr. Rita Süssmuth, former President of the German Bundestag, renowned for her contribution to the migration field.