The integration work, which distinguishes between target groups by age and includes the network partners, comprises:
- Continuation of deradicalisation work (transferring the learnt lessons to daily life)
- Basic requirements (e.g., obtaining personal documents, clarifying residency rights)
- School and vocational education, practical experiences and job placement
- Securing livelihoods (finances, debt, accommodation)
- Working with the support system (e.g., families, relatives, social network)
- Other counselling services (e.g., drug and addiction counselling, psychotherapy)
- Planning leisure activities
The client-centred approach of the integration coaches ensures that participants have a personal advisor at all times. This ensures that any emerging problems can be detected and addressed early on. The systematic multi-agency approach also aims to prevent parallel structures and consolidate expertise in order to bring projects to a successful conclusion.
Coaching and networking professionals
Experience has taught us that professionals from organisations such as job centres, companies, educational institutions and advice centres tend to lack confidence and support in dealing with people who have been radicalised in the past. A coaching programme titled ‘Developing the capacity to dealing with people undergoing a process of deradicalisation’ aims to help them build confidence in their daily work and raise awareness of the issues involved. The project focusses on qualifying central advisors for this special target group. This networking aspect facilitates the provision of very diverse integration services whose effectiveness and long-term impact benefit the target group as well as the collaboration partners involved.
The project is funded by the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community and the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF).