Integration: Made in Germany

March 18 - 22, 2019

Integration: Made in Germany” brings advocates and practitioners who work on behalf of immigrants in Germany on a speaking and discussion tour to the United States. Participants will engage with their U.S. counterparts and exchange ideas, solutions, and best practices, working to establish a transatlantic network of integration advocates and experts. Destinations will be the Dallas metro area and Northwest Arkansas. These site visits are part of the Year of German-American Friendship (“Deutschlandjahr USA”), a comprehensive and collaborative initiative funded by the German Federal Foreign Office, implemented by the Goethe-Institut, and with support from the Federation of German Industries (BDI).

AGI is pleased to partner in this effort with AAU e.V. in Nürnberg, an association that was established in 1999 and focuses its work on projects in the field of education, migration, and the economy. AAU e.V. is a center for collaborative vocational education and aims to strengthen migrant entrepreneurship and integration into dependent employment and to raise awareness of the significance of self-employment and inclusive entrepreneurship.  It also addresses the challenges and opportunities for labor market integration for refugees.

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    Organizations with which the project participants will engage:
  • City of Dallas Office of Welcoming Communities and Immigrant Affairs
  • Dallas County Community College District Workforce & Economic Development
  • Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Dallas
  • International Rescue Committee Dallas
  • Tarrant Literacy Coalition, Fort Worth
  • Catholic Charities Dallas
  • Fayetteville City Hall
  • Canopy NWA, Fayetteville
  • Springdale Public Schools

Dallas and Forth Worth, Texas and Fayetteville and Springdale, Arkansas