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Barcamp | Integration of refugees and migrants in the labour market: opportunities, successes, challenges, new ways

March 12 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Who: Barcamp of KIZ Sinnova gGmbH, RIAC, The Human Safety Net of Generali Deutschland AG and M-UP
When: Thursday, 12th March 2020, 10am-5pm
Where: Ostpol, Herrmann-Steinhäuser Str. 43-47, Offenbach

Are you involved in current practices and initiatives for the “integration of refugees and migrants into the labour market”? Have you yourself been a participant in an initiative or are you a founder with a migration background? Do you employ or train refugees? Do you want to share your ideas and experiences with representatives from the public and private field of supporters and research institutions? Then you have come to the right place!

Based on the results of the European project RIAC, which strives to accelerate the integration of refugees into the labour market, the experiences of “The Human Safety Net” and the European project M-UP, a network organisation that supports migrants and refugees throughout Europe, the Barcamp is intended to provide a space to discuss best practices and experiences, as well as clarify open questions, address challenges and develop joint solutions.

At the Barcamp conference participants with the help of moderators will set their own agenda in the beginning of the day. Afterwards, various session with different topics will be developed. The focus is on sharing knowledge and profiting from the knowledge of others, networking and experiencing new points of view.  Anyone can actively shape the agenda and suggest topics for the individual sessions. At the end, the results of the sessions will be presented in the plenary session and a conclusion will be drawn and perspectives will be given.

We invite you to take part in the transfer of knowledge and the development of ideas and to jointly address the challenges that continue to arise in the area of integration of refugees and migrants.

Programme of the Day

  • 10.00 Welcome
    Moderator: Markus Weidner, KIZ Sinnova, and Christoph Zeckra, The Human Safety Net, Generali Deutschland AG
    Session Assistant: Dunja Buchhaupt, Lydia Zylke, Sivia Coromina Borsso, Aniki Radde, Josephine Pape
  • 10.15 Introduction of Participants
  • 10.45 Development of Agenda
  • 11.30 Session I
  • 12.15 Short Break
  • 12.25 Session II
  • 13.10 Lunch Break
  • 14.00 Session III
  • 15.00 Gallery Walk, Presentation of Session Results
  • 16.00 Plenary Discussion, Conclusion, Feedback and Outlook
  • 17.00 Farewell
    Moderator: Christoph Zeckra, The Human Safety Net, Generali Deutschland AG

Suggestions & Registration
Suggestions: If you already have ideas, suggestions or proposals for sessions, please contact Sylvie Feindt ( by e-mail
Registration: Please register by contacting Dunja Buchhaupt ( by e-mail before 28th February 2020

What is a Barcamp?
A barcamp is a communication-intensive form of conference, where content and procedures are developed by the participants themselves and designed during workshops. Barcamps mainly serve the purpose of exchanging content and encouraging discussions but can also show concrete results at the end of the event.

A barcamp is a form of large group moderation. It consists of lectures and discussions (so-called sessions), which are developed together at the beginning of the barcamp on whiteboards, metaplans or pin boards.

  • The principle of the Barcamp is give and take. Each participating person is asked to bring a ‘gift’ in the form of a contribution (presentation, lecture, example) to the event
  • Each person is invited to bring in concerns, experiences, competences and burning questions within the framework of the umbrella theme of the event

The participants promote their own topics in the plenary session and design a workshop for each. In these workshops possible concrete projects are lined out or a simple exchange of knowledge and experiences takes place. The results are collected at the end.  In a short period of time, a wide variety of concrete measures can be developed, and knowledge can be disseminated.

The Barcamp is guided by a moderator who moderates the plenary session in the beginning of the conference. In the final plenary session, the moderator and the participants summarize the results of the respective sessions or determine the next steps. An essential element is the social and professional networking of the participants on the day but also beyond the Barcamp.


March 12
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event Category:


Hermann-Steinhäuser-Straße 43-47
Offenbach, Offenbach am Main 63065 Germany
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