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Welcome to the pages of the Representative for Integration and Migration!

Berlin – Germany’s biggest city - was and is a city of immigrants. Immigrants from numerous countries have helped to shape the character of Berlin and have made their own unique mark on the city. Many migrant communities can trace their roots far back into history whereas other have only recently made their home on the Spree and Havel.

The biggest immigrant communities were founded as a result of the migration of workers occurring particularly in the sixties and seventies of the twentieth century. After the wall was built labour in the Western part of Berlin was especially recruited from countries bordering on the Mediterranean, and also from Korea. In the Eastern sector contract labour came in smaller numbers from Vietnam, Cuba or Poland, to give just a few examples.
Berlin was also a haven for refugees and politically persecuted migrants from a large number of countries.

The cultural, religious and ethnic diversity is now an important feature of modern, cosmopolitan Berlin. On these pages we want to give you an overview of this diversity and inform you of the tasks and goals that representatives for integration and migration pursue.
Publications

Publications

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New in Berlin

New in Berlin

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Migration to Berlin

Migration to Berlin

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Study and work

Study and work

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Contact info

The Representative of the Berlin Senate for Integration and Migration
Potsdamer Strasse 65
10785 Berlin - Mitte

Tel.: +49 (30) 9017-2351
Fax: +49 (30) 9017-2320