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WDR 5 Westblick: Harder than Imagined – Jobs for Refugees

Nomination 2018
European CIVIS Radio Prize – short programmes

Author:Corina Wegler-Pöttgen
Editorial:Daniela Junghans, Dr. Nicole Krumbach, Dr. Marion Grob
Report, Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR)

It takes month, often years, until a refugee can get his first job: if everything runs smoothly and the asylum procedures are efficient and if there is a place in a suitable language course. In summer 2015, it was stated that in times of skills shortage, refugees are utmost welcome on the German labour market. But it is not that easy. This is not only due to the necessary German skills, bureaucracy or recognition of foreign degrees. For a suitable apprenticeship or regular work place, personal contacts are required, particularly in rural areas.

Excerpt from the jury’s statement
Topical, very convincing – depicts challenges of integration.

asylum    integration and cultural diversity   

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