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5. July 2019

Many thanks to Techfugees and Expedia. About a month ago a team of experienced Expedia developers helped us improve Integreat and solve problems and bugs for 3 days. From China, Singapore, Australia and Germany, employees of the online travel agency have helped us to advance our development by many weeks. The Expedia team was prepared for several weeks before the 3 days of the actual development – also in coordination with the global Techfugees network, which enabled us to have […]

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1. July 2019

Last weekend the 15th Integreat Conference took place at the TU Munich! With 18 volunteer and full-time team members from all over Germany we discussed new features, upcoming changes and feedback from users. The conclusion after 4 years: 52 municipalities use Integreat in their integration work – also thanks to continuous support from Tür an Tür and the Chair for Information Systems. Every three months since the start of the project, a conference has taken place in Munich. The resulting […]

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24. June 2019

At the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) 2016 and European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2017, the foundation was laid for the paper “ICT-enabled Refugee Integration: A Research Agenda”. Several authors, who have set their own research priorities in the field of integration through digital media/platforms/tools, jointly point to the central research topics where information and communication technology can support the integration of immigrant people. Integreat is also part of the paper with regard to content, in order to […]

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6. June 2019

Last week, the Integreat team had the opportunity in Paris, together with other organisations and initiatives from across Europe, to learn how to demonstrate and measure the impact of projects through randomised evaluation. The three-day workshop is part of J-PAL Europe’s European Social Inclusion Initiative. The workshop was organised by J-PAL Europe, a research foundation whose mission is to inform and advise policy makers based on extensive randomised project evaluations. Social projects often do not have the financial and personell […]

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23. May 2019

Integreat’s core solution is a mobile application with an intuitive information management system in the background (backend). If a municipality or another carrier decides to implement Integreat, they get their own privat space on the Integreat platform, which already contains a Germany-wide valid template in several languages on request, which the municipality can then supplement with local information. In addition to the mobile smartphone app, the integrated web app is another offer. The contents that are entered by the municipality […]

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16. May 2019

In contrast to other solutions, Integreat has a local impact, but at the same time is almost infinitely scalable. The location of information for newcomers is so important because processes and responsibilities of institutions often differ within the same state, but more often within the county and local government. The accuracy and timeliness of the information is guaranteed by the fact that the content is provided by professional local actors. The Integreat team can thus concentrate on its strengths in […]

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