The Expert Council of German Foundations on Integration and Migration is based on an initiative of the Stiftung Mercator and the Volkswagen Foundation. The initiative includes seven member foundations. In addition to the Stiftung Mercator and the Volkswagen Foundation, the member foundations are: Bertelsmann Stiftung, Freudenberg Foundation, Robert Bosch Stiftung, Stifterverband and Vodafone Foundation Germany.
Germany's Transformation to a Modern Immigration Country.
Annual Report 2014 with Integration Barometer.
The 2014 Annual Report looks at Germany’s transformation to a modern immigration country over the last five years and identifies a considerable need for action that still exists in some areas. While the results of the overall assessment of integration policy are mixed, and a lot still needs to be done to create equal opportunities for participation, the legal avenues for the immigration of highly skilled workers have been liberalised to a great extent. However, an overall migration policy strategy is still lacking. The Expert Council offers a number of recommendations for action to further develop Germany’s integration and migration policies.