Integration: Made in Germany

September 15 - 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 in the Midwest and Southwest of the country with two trips planned in March and September 2019. 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 Cincinnati, Office of the Mayor, Task Force on Immigrant Affairs/Cincinnati Compass/Refugee Connect
  • Cincinnati Interfaith Workers Center
  • Santa Maria Community Services
  • Louisville:
  • Louisville Metro Government’s Office for Globalization/ WES Global Talent Bridge
  • Americana World Community Center
  • Jefferson Community and Technical College
  • Dayton:
  • Dayton Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Welcome Dayton
  • Catholic Social Services of Miami Valley Refugee Resettlement
  • Minneapolis:
  • Office of U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar
  • Minneapolis Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs (OIRA)
  • Wellstone International High School, Minneapolis
  • Welcoming Week at Powderhorn Park, Minneapolis
  • Minneapolis Community and Technical College

  • Location

    Cincinnati and Dayton, OH; Louisville, KY; Minneapolis, MN

    Cincinnati and Dayton, OH; Louisville, KY; Minneapolis, MN

    Cincinnati and Dayton, OH; Louisville, KY; Minneapolis, MN
    Cincinnati and Dayton, OH; Louisville, KY; Minneapolis, MN