Trialogue report: "Immigration to Berlin: Opportunities and challenges for the growing city"

CONTACTGesine Schwan, Melanie Kryst

Berlin has a long history of immigration and integration. In recent years in particular, the city has seen a significant increase in population, which is characterised by various forms of migration. Immigrants include highly qualified people and students from abroad, but also people who have had to leave their country of origin due to war and persecution. In the face of continuing immigration, Berlin is confronted with challenges in numerous fields of action, such as bureaucracy, education and labour. How can immigration and successful integration into the growing city be organised?

The format

We transcribe and evaluate our trial dialogues® from a social science perspective. The results are published here in the detailed report "Immigration to Berlin: Opportunities and challenges for the growing city". It contains arguments and their justifications from all trialogues®-participants and places them in relation to each other. In the long term, the interfaces between science and urban society serve as points of reference for initiating transdisciplinary projects in the city.

The Trialogue®

Our second Trialogue® "Immigration to Berlin: Opportunities and challenges for the growing city" as part of the project New Urban Agenda Berlin addressed the question of how to deal with current population trends in a sustainable and urban-friendly way. 80 participants from academia, politics and administration, business and organised civil society discussed pressing challenges and options for action on 4 October 2018.