A liveable region with an open, democratic society - that is how the Waldeck-Frankenberg district sees itself. Immigration and cultural diversity are an asset - also with regard to demographic development. Everyone must make a contribution to living well together. No one should experience discrimination on the grounds of ethnic origin, gender, religion or ideology, disability, age or sexual identity. This process is supported and accompanied by the district.
The goal is a future-oriented integration policy for people with a migration background as a cross-sectional task for society as a whole, involving people with and without a migration background. A welcoming structure is to be developed and structural change processes implemented in order to further improve integration conditions. By promoting understanding, openness and intercultural competence among staff, intercultural opening is to be advanced. It is an important building block for future development, because the increase in the proportion of inhabitants with a migration background and the shortage of skilled workers call for greater openness.
Language support and accompaniment for refugees
In order to provide refugees with the best possible language support, the district is working on projects to promote language skills. For example, it is looking for volunteer language guides to support people seeking protection in their dealings with the authorities.
The Integreat app promotes integration by presenting local integration-relevant information in several languages. It helps newcomers find their way around topics such as work and education, language, family, health and leisure.
The 0 must stand!
The district wants to take action against violence, racism and discrimination in amateur football. To this end, it has entered into a partnership with the "Fairplay Hessen" initiative and is making clubs an offer free of charge.
Breaking down thought patterns and contributing ideas: In the current legislative period, the Waldeck-Frankenberg district is also involved in the integration conference of the state of Hesse.
The district of Waldeck-Frankenberg supports people with a migration background in learning German - and thus increases their chances of participating in society.
Since 2014, the State of Hesse has been supporting municipalities and innovative projects with the programme "WIR- Wegweisende Integrationsansätze Realisieren" (WIR - Pioneering Integration Approaches - Realise) in order to improve the integration opportunities of immigrants.