FOREIGNERS’ INTEGRATION IN GERMANY – WHAT TYPE OF PRACTICE WILL LITHUANIAN COMMUNITIES TAKE OVER?

The aim of the conference is to hear a first-hand information about the integration practices of foreigners and the involvement of local communities in Germany, to ask questions, analyse, adapt and from there create their own path of involvement of local and integration of foreign communities.

Date: November 12, 2021

Time: 11:00 – 15:00

Location: St. The building of the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the 2nd century,
Savičiaus st. 15, Vilnius, LT 01127. (Those arriving have the opportunity to park their car in the parking lot).

PROGRAM:

The conference program consists of two parts:

I. Direct video messages from Germany (with simultaneous translation into Lithuanian). opportunity to ask questions and discuss with speakers.

II. Creative workshops for live representatives of Lithuanian communities.
During the conference, the participants of the conference will look for methods, ways and means suitable for our society, how to activate the integration of foreigners in the communities, the involvement of local people.

AGENDA:

10:30 – 11:00 Registration and coffee

11:00 – 11:15 Welcome speeches

11:15 – 11:50 Alexandra Haas
Integrating refugees in rural communities through education – Rhineland experience

11:50 – 12:10 Reflections

12:10 – 12:40 Dorothee Frey-Burghardt
“Unity in Diversity – Diversity in Unity” – Reflections on and Experiences from 14 Years’ Voluntary Work in a Small Town in Bavaria/Germany

12:40 – 13:00 Reflections

13:00 – 13:40 Ben Eberle
Integration of immigrants or participation in society? How do we create common ownership at a local level. 

13:40 – 14:00 Reflections

14:00 – 15:00 Creative workshop