Hoyerswerda is a partner municipality in the pilot project Municipal Development Councils. Since January 2023, around 30 volunteer councillors in Hoyerswerda have been working on an overall concept for the green seam.
The Re:Match project was portrayed in a new WDR audio report, among other things about the project status in our partner municipality Düsseldorf and our goal of piloting a demand-oriented and individualised distribution mechanism using an algorithm.
The Kalletal Municipal Development Advisory Board (KEB) has now met for the first of four meetings in the Kalldorf village community centre. The discussions focussed on healthcare provision in the community.
The Re:Match project was presented in a new ZEIT ONLINE article: How can refugees in Germany be better distributed? Algorithms will soon help: people say what they need and local authorities say what they can offer.
Our new project Re:Match aims to pilot an innovative model for a better, human rights-based and more sustainable distribution of people seeking protection in Europe and thus offer a solution to the current challenges in the reception and (European) redistribution of refugees from Ukraine.
"I thought we were doing citizen participation for rural health care, but I only really realised here how important this is for the development of democracy in our country in general!" These were the words of one participant in a reflection round at the kick-off training session of our pilot project "Shaping the future together locally".
Cities are important places for understanding migrant integration and refugee protection around the world. Although nation-states typically claim authority over the selection and reception of migrants and refugees, cities are usually the places where migrants and refugees integrate into the social fabric of society, and where they are...
Anja Mihr, Director of the Centre on Governance through Human Rights, has published her new book "Glocal Governance - How to govern in the Anthropocene". In this book, she deals with the development of the concept of glocal governance and the question of what a system of glocal governance could look like in the future.
Between May 2022 and October 2023, the pilot project will accompany and support the five selected partner municipalities in setting up and implementing a Municipal Development Advisory Board. In this participation format, representatives from politics/administration, civil society and business will jointly discuss a topic relevant to the future and develop concrete recommendations for action for local decision-making bodies.