A livable 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. For a good coexistence, everyone must make their contribution. No one may experience disadvantages for reasons 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. Intercultural openness is to be promoted by encouraging understanding, openness and intercultural competence among employees. It is an important building block for future development, because the increase in the proportion of residents with a migration background and the shortage of skilled workers call for greater openness.
The Integreat app promotes integration by presenting local integration-relevant information in multiple languages. It helps newcomers find their way around topics such as work and education, language, family, health and leisure.
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The district wants to take action against violence, racism and discrimination in amateur soccer. To this end, it has entered into a partnership with the "Fairplay Hessen" initiative and is making clubs a free offer.
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 Waldeck-Frankenberg district 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 "WIR- Wegweisende Integrationsansätze Realisieren" program to improve the integration opportunities of immigrants.