The recent influx of refugees into Europe, seen by some as threatening its secular and liberal identity, triggered a wave of right-wing populism. Mona Siddiqui, professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Edinburgh, is nevertheless convinced that the continent is still strong enough to pull back from the anti-Islamic rhetoric. An interview by Claudia Mende.
Many young people from southern Europe have started training in Germany – also with German funding. What has become of the “new labour immigrants”?
All children are supposed to have equal educational opportunities – that sounds good in theory. In reality, however, many pupils of migrant origin experience discrimination. A number of initiatives in Berlin are committed to changing this.
Many schools in Germany are still struggling with the task of integrating refugees. In our interview, migration researcher Aladin El-Mafaalani explains why this is, and what could be improved.
London war immer eine weltoffene Stadt. Heute schotten mehr und mehr Briten sich ab. Von einem grenzenlosen Europa und Vielfalt wird fast nur noch im Museum geträumt.
Borders are part of everyone’s lives – what do they signify? Who defines borders? When do they confine us and when are they important? With its travelling exhibition The Border, the Goethe-Institut is seeking answers to these questions by means of artistic considerations. Here, participating artists offer insights into their reflections and works.
Awakening a love of reading: in January and February 2017, the project “My Book – My Teacher” by the Goethe-Institut Lebanon in cooperation with Orienthelfer e.V. distributed 33,000 free books to children in Lebanon affected by displacement.
Cultures do not have clearly definable boundaries, and are by no means homogenous within themselves. Instead, they are defined by dynamic relationships and interactions between people. – What is the significance of these new findings when it comes to designing intercultural learning scenarios?
Every four years the Sinus Youth Study examines what makes young people tick in Germany. In this interview co-publisher, Silke Borgstedt, talks about a generation between pragmatism, openness and the desire to belonging.