Integration und Participation
Frankfurt is a diverse city with 47 percent of its residents having a so called migration background. For this reason, Frankfurt is considered a pioneer in Germany. People living in this city come from 170 different nations and bring more than 200 languages and cultural traditions. Around three quarter of those without a German passport come from the European countries such as Rumania and Bulgaria, along with foreigners from Turkey or Balkan states.
Interculturality and diversity are integral parts of Frankfurt’s society. These open up opportunities, bring along challenges as well and at the same time has the potential to arouse fears. But a vibrant society is always dynamic and in a process of transformation. The answer to the challenges of migration lies in an accepting and immigrant-friendly culture. The key to a successful communal life is the integration and participation of migrants in social life.
FIM campaigns for empowerment for more than 30 years now through counselling and support of migrant women and their families, through low-threshold German and literacy classes and several different projects. FIM considers itself as a women’s rights organization whose task is to support disadvantaged, exploited and vulnerable women looking for help as well as to ensure them their rights.
Read here, how FIM works for a successful integration through social counselling, promotion of education and empowerment and through the mentoring project for children and youths from migrant families.