German sociologist Matthias Schulze-Böing will be one of the keynote speakers in the Forum. He will tell us how a small town like Offenbach is a successful model for the integration of migrants.
Matthias Schulze-Böing, who is the Head of the Employment, Statistics, Social Development and Integration Policies Department at the City Council of Offenbach am Main, will tell us what they are doing there. Offenbach has one of the highest rates of foreigners in Germany (over 37% of foreign population), a replicable model.
According to Doug Saunders, expert in migration and author of “Arrival City”, Offenbach is the best integration model in the ranking published in his book. In his book, he studies migration processes in the USA, China, France, United Kingdom, Turkey and Germany.
In his presentation, Matthias will focus on the main criteria for a successful integration: access to education, access to the labour market, access to affordable housing and working social networks.