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Integration in plain figures? Approaches to integration monitoring in Germany

The past decade was characterised in Germany by profound political, legislative and institutional changes with regard to integration policy. In this context, the question increasingly arises as to whether and how to determine the successes and failures of Germany´s integration policy. The development of so-called "integration monitoring" that has experienced a boom in Germany in recent years, represents such an attempt. It records the current state and changes in immigrant integration by means of regularly collated statistical parameters (indicators). Susanne Worbs gives a brief overview of the development of integration monitoring in Germany before leading into an analysis of the similarities and differences between selected approaches. The policy brief is intended to contribute to an assessment of the potential, and also the limits, of current integration monitoring. (Published 05/2010)

   
Islamischer Religionsunterricht an einer Schule in Stuttgart.

Susanne Worbs

Approaches to integration monitoring in Germany

The decade now approaching its end was characterised in Germany by profound political, legislative and institutional changes with regard to integration policy. Such changes include, for example, the reform of the citizenship law which came into force in 2000. Weiter...

Du'a Zeitun, Vertreterin der Islamischen Gemeinde, kocht am 25.06.2013 in Wallenhorst (Niedersachsen) im WABE-Zentrum der Hochschule Osnabrück im Rahmen des Schulungsangebotes zum «Interreligiösen Kochen». Dabei geht es um die Beachtung religiöser Speisevorschriften bei der Schulverpflegung. Foto: Friso Gentsch/dpa

Susanne Worbs

Overview of the development of integration monitoring

The local municipalities in Germany, especially the large cities, have played a pioneering role in the development of indicators and monitoring systems for integration. For example, Wiesbaden, the state capital of Hesse, initiated an indicator-supported reporting system. Weiter...

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Integration in Figures

Six Approaches

The following sections provide an overview of these forms of monitoring on the basis of seven characteristics. It should be noted that they are at different stages of development. Weiter...

Integration in Figures

Conclusion

Integration reporting is currently a very diverse and heterogeneous field. This reflects firstly the historic fragmentation of responsibilities in the area of integration policy between the municipal, state (Länder) and federal level. Weiter...

Integration in Figures

References and Further Reading

Here you can find references for the Policy Brief "Integration in plain figures? Approaches to integration monitoring in Germany" by Susanne Worbs. Weiter...

 

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