Although many European countries have had various waves of immigration for more than 50 years, there was no active integration policy for a long time. It was not seen as a relevant policy field and the negative consequences are partly felt until today. Over the last 20 years, however, integration has become an increasingly important policy area.
Strategic processes and structures of responsibility have been formed at the federal, state and local levels. The paradox is that, on the one hand, responsibilities and resources are pragmatically established. On the other hand, there is a strong hostility toward migrants and especially Muslims on the part of parts of politics and the media. Thus, these countries find themselves in a contradictory attitude of “we need you, but don’t want you!”. This attitude is paralyzing and must be overcome.
Presented by: Bayar Mustafa Sevdeen, PhD
30 March, 2023 3:30 pm
30 March, 2023 4:30 pm