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30. September 2019

Why is “digital streetwork” needed in migration counselling? At the beginning of the month we exchanged views with actors from the field of migration counselling in Berlin about the prerequisites for a successful presence and integration work in social media. The fact is: without Facebook, unfortunately, almost nothing is possible and therefore data protection is always a delicate and often overlooked fact. Nevertheless, first pilot projects have been undertaken to show how referral advice or online presences of advice centres […]

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23. September 2019

Last weekend the 16th Integreat Conference took place in the new project room in Augsburg. On Friday the conference was opened with a small opening ceremony for the office, which was renovated at the beginning of the year. As at each of our quarterly conferences, the focus was on status updates on technical developments, important internal organisational decisions as well as the outlook and planning for the next months. The next conference will take place in November at the TU […]

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10. August 2019

The Integreat team is organised according to the “Community Engagement” approach, where a few employees coordinate a large number of volunteers. Due to the increasing transfer of volunteers into full-time positions and greater professionalisation, some structures have changed in 2018 and 2019, but this still applies. The different areas of work are covered by larger or smaller teams, depending on needs. A large proportion of employees are studying at the same time, so our organisation must be able to respond […]

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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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