Integrating Refugees – but how?

For years the issue of migration and its related fields is one of our main topics in the area of civic education. We now had the opportunity to again implement our Simulation Game “Taberlingen” which deals with the question of how to organize the integration process of refugees in Germany on a local level.


The Workshop was organized for scholarship holders of the “Heinrich-Böll-Foundation” from 16th-18th of June. During the simulation game, the participants had the chance to take over the roles of different stakeholders of the fictitious county of “Taberlingen”. In their roles as politicians and civil society representatives, they had to come up with a plan of how to better organize integration in the fields of education, health care, labor market and housing.

During the course of the workshop it became clear, that besides the many challenges present in this field, there is also a lot of space for innovative ideas, and unused  potentials. The rich experience and commitment of the participants in this field lead to very productive debates during the workshop, which helped us to get new insights of the topic. We therefore would like to thank all the participants for making this event successful,  and the “Heinrich-Böll-Foundation” for inviting us.