MIL OSI Translation. Region: Germany / Deutschland –
Source: CDU CSU
October 19, 2020
The Chancellor’s 12th integration summit focuses on the consequences of the pandemic for immigrants
The federal government’s integration summit will take place for the twelfth time on Monday. Representatives from the federal, state, local authorities, civil society and migrant associations advise on specific measures within the framework of the National Action Plan for Integration (NAPI). One focus is dealing with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on integration. The integration officer of the CDU / CSU parliamentary group, Nina Warken, explains:
“The corona pandemic hits those particularly hard who are willing to establish a living in Germany – be it due to the limited range of integration measures or the tense situation on the job market in industries with a particularly large number of employed refugees and asylum seekers. In view of the renewed increase in the number of infections, we urgently need viable solutions as to how integration can succeed even without the usual physical contact.
If we don’t act now, it will fall on our feet and we will lose touch with the target group with fatal consequences. Digitization offers a great opportunity, especially when it comes to advisory services and language acquisition. However, integration lives from meeting people. In addition to the development of crisis-proof digital offerings, it is also important to promote local structures that enable initial integration with the aim of economic and social participation. Because there will be another time after Corona. “
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