Migration Online - Civil society - Providing anti-discrimination support
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The Website contains useful information for the integration of migrants as it offers them different opportunities to share their experience and act against discrimination. The target group are migrants as well as "multipliers" understood as the persons who work in the field of migrant integration. The website structures itself around those contents: good practices, a library with material for integration matters, law and regulations and statistics. The database on “good practice” (www.migration-online.de/good-practice) offers examples against discrimination and for integration in the working environment, such as for example companies’ agreements for fair partnership or activities in business. The website is run by DGB Bildungswerk, whose main activities concern labour law, health and safety, European work councils, social and cultural competence and integration of migrants. It offers information and organizes seminars and conferences for multipliers. The issues are: migration, integration, participation, antiracism, antidiscrimination, German and European migration law and other topics concerning migration politics. The website is used during the trainings and seminars, where participants can have access to it for information.
Target and key users:
Host population and IEM/ Target group of the website are migrants as well as "multiplier" (means persons who work in field of integration of migrants).
These "multipliers" could be for example works councils as well as personnel officer, employees in employment agencies or people with migrational background.
Involvement of IEM in the practice:
YES / In the „Migration and Qualification“department, the staff comes from different migrational background.Impact assesment and methodology:
YES / Measuring hard and soft outcomesInnovation and creativity:
This initiative provides current online information relevant to both migrants and other actors working with migrants or who are interested on integration issues,. This site offers multiple pedagogical and ICT strategies, ranging from statistical information, seminar documents, training tools, methodology for teachers, including videos which can be used to combat discrimination, or advice on carrying out publicity and advertising tactics, just to name a few. This site reaches a wide public audience.Sustainability:
The initiative is managed by a trade union organisation, whose knowledge on how policies impact immigrants’ daily life and needs is extensive, which is a good basis for maintaining and providing updated data and information that fosters the integration of migrants and also combats discriminatory activities and behaviour on the work floor. The good practices database and internet site provide up to date and relevant information for IEM, who keep referring to the site for facts and work-related opportunities. The initiative is still ongoing; just as an example, in January 2011 a new element was edited on migration-online, incorporating a collection of exemplary migrants considered to be good integration examples. Regarding the finances, this is covered by various projects and with the support of DGB Bildungswerk.