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Headline: National footballer Cacau: “Language is the most important tool in a foreign country”
First League of Integration – this is how the NETWORK “Companies integrate refugees” has its 2018 annual convention in the Dortmund Signal Iduna Park. A look at the participants shows that the NETWORK brings together companies that with great dedication and effort integrate refugees into their companies and thus take on a leading role. Around 200 representatives of active companies attend the annual conference of their NETWORK today.
Cacau, DFB Integration Officer, will hold the keynote speech at the beginning of the conference. The former German national football player came to Germany at the end of the nineties. For him, language is the most important tool in a foreign country: “It was so important for me to be able to speak German very quickly. Because I wanted to have a say. Germany is a great country, it has something to do with respect, to be interested in the culture and the values. This is an important part of integration. On the other hand, it is important to meet newly arrived people with friendliness, maybe even if it bounces a bit with the German language. “
Achim Dercks, deputy managing director of the German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (DIHK) emphasizes: “The NETWORK” Companies integrate refugees “is a great success story. Exactly two years ago, on March 9, 2016, it started with 300 start-up companies. There are now more than 1700 members. The companies benefit from the advice and practical information of the NETWORK. And of course, the experiences they’ve shared at well over 300 NETWORK events over the past two years. “
Iris Gleicke, Federal Government’s mid-size representative, emphasizes: “We all have to roll up our sleeves when it comes to integrating refugees. Many small and medium-sized companies are tackling this. With dedication and dedication, they offer refugees a professional future. For that, they deserve our recognition and continue our active support. “
The NETZWERK conference is the annual highlight in the event program of the NETWORK. The companies come together to share their experiences and take new impulses for the integration of refugees. In five workshops the participants discussed issues of workplace integration. It was not only the venue in the football stadium athletic, but also the workshop title. Behind the heading “Milan or Madrid, the main thing Italy”, for example, intercultural issues are hidden within a company. The workshop “From offside to video evidence” dealt with the legal framework of labor market integration.
The NETWORK “Companies integrate refugees”, which was created on the initiative of the DIHK, receives financial support from the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. NETWORK offers such as information materials, webinars, workshops and events are free of charge, as is membership.
Further information can be found at: www.unternehmen-integrieren-fluechtlinge.de/
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