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.
What’s Really Important: Insight into the Living Situation of Refugees
To The Point | January 2017
(Only available in German)
Real social contact to the population in Germany is important to refugees. They want an intact social life and stable personal relationships. This is one of the first findings of the study on the living situation of refugees which is being carried out in collaboration between the SVR Research Unit and the Robert Bosch Stiftung. Around 60 qualitative interviews are being conducted with refugees for the study. What makes the study unique is the open interview section where refugees have the opportunity at the beginning to freely talk about the issues that are important to them. The open interview section of one third of the interviews was evaluated for the information paper. The complete study will be published in November 2017.