We support people who wish to migrate to Germany on a permanent basis for professional or personal reasons by preparing them for day-to-day living and the workplace. We offer a range of services to help them in their origin country before they depart and during the early days in Germany. Over the longer term, the goal is to encourage migrants to integrate with society in Germany.
From their Country of Origin to their Arrival in Germany
The Goethe-Institut offers migrants a qualified preparation service for day-to-day living and the workplace in Germany, which they can access before leaving their origin country. Programmes include in particular targeted regional and intercultural content, as well as advice and learning support services. Migrant workers are an increasingly important target group, as well as joining spouses.
New migrants are supported during the transition phase, starting immediately before departure and covering their initial orientation in Germany, and they are shown how to navigate the official integration pathway. This is achieved with a programme of information and advice offered in digital format and through in-person sessions.
The Goethe-Institut has always supported people during their migration to Germany. What form does this support take? What works well? What else needs to be done? These were the focuses of an event entitled “Discover. Explore. Arrive. Outcomes of preparatory and early integration projects run by the Goethe-Institut, and immigration potential for qualified professionals”.
In 2015, a law came into force that made it easier for people from Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, Northern Macedonia and Serbia to work in Germany. How has immigration in the region developed during this time? And what distinguishes the pre-integration work here now?