A welcoming culture –
events, studies and guidelines
Practical workshop for businesses –
Points to consider when employing refugees
Through this event, the Advisory Board of the Wirtschaftsförderung Schwarzwald-Baar-Heuberg aimed to give company owners, HR managers and Works Council representatives practical advice and answers to questions when hiring and employing refugees.
This information event took place on 17.10.2016 in the Stadthalle Spaichingen and on 14.11.2016, in the Haus des Gastes Bad Dürrheim all from 16.00 to 18.15.
Download an event flyer here (German)
Here you find the presentations:
Practical workshop for businesses (German)
Presentation Agentur für Arbeit, Brigitte Strebel (German)
Refugees in Germany –
Possibilities and potential for the regional job market
What possibilities exist to bring refugees and employers together in the job market, and what are the legal requirements that must be fulfilled?
This information event in the Stadthalle in Geisingen on 11 November 2015 was directed at all employers and local communities in the Schwarzwald-Baar-Heuberg region. The aim of the event for the Advisory Board was to offer employers help with a number of different issues.
Refugee event flyer (German)
Press report on event (German)
“What do people who move into our region want to find here?”
Survey of people who have recently moved into the region to work or study, 2014
Employees and students were asked what they wanted from their new region.
They all moved here between 2009 and 2014 and should say what was important to them. A non-representative survey of 69 newcomers to the Schwarzwald-Baar-Heuberg Winner Region. The study was performed in 2014 for the Advisory Council of the Wirtschaftsförderung Schwarzwald-Baar-Heuberg.
Summary, Newcomers‘ requirements 2014 Analysis of Advisory Board Project, Newcomers‘ requirements 2014 (German)
Guideline: “A welcoming culture in local communities and businesses – recommendations for action”
The brochure entitled “A welcoming culture in local communities and businesses – recommendations for action” is designed to give easily implementable tips for local communities and businesses. The aim is to provide skilled personnel and new residents with information fast and facilitate integration.
The guideline was drawn up on the basis of the following findings:
- a study undertaken in some of the region’s local communities on behalf of the Advisory Board of the Wirtschaftsförderung Schwarzwald-Baar-Heuberg (2012)
- a survey of firms in the region (2013, not published)
- two immigration projects carried out by the Skills Alliance in the Winner Region (2012 + 2013)
- The brochure entitled “A Culture of Welcoming and Recognition”, issued by the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees.
What are local communities in our region doing to integrate new residents?
Findings of the study on our welcoming culture 2012
The Baden-Württemberg State Cooperative University in Villingen-Schwenningen investigated the welcoming culture of local communities in Schwarzwald-Baar-Heuberg in 2012 on behalf of the Advisory Board of the Wirtschaftsförderung Schwarzwald-Baar-Heuberg.
62 per cent of the local communities responded online to questions about what measures they take for new residents.
The report calls for closer interlinking of local businesses, communities and other parties for more systematic welcoming management. The aim was to produce findings which would help local communities increase the attractiveness of the location for new residents.
Concluding report of the investigation “Attracting and Integrating new residents in the Schwarzwald-Baar-Heuberg region” (Gewinnung und Bindung von Neubürgern in der Region Schwarzwald-Baar-Heuberg) 2012 (German)