Germany is the second most popular migration destination in the world, after the United States. In 2015 it welcomed over 1.2 million immigrants, who were slowly relocated throughout the nation during 2016. The logic behind this process was to facilitate the integration process and share the cost of such an influx of population throughout the country. According to Eurostat’s data for 2017, Germany alone granted 60% of all positive asylum decisions in the European Union.
The education aspect of this immigrant integration is fundamental to introduce this new influx of population from all over the world to the heavily technology-reliant society of their new home.
ST Foundation’s Presence
The Foundation’s main goal in starting its initiatives in Germany was to assist this population influx in building a better future by facilitating a training path that would allow them to integrate more seamlessly into society.
In 2015, the Foundation launched the DU Program with the support of the ST plant of Munich. In 5 years, over 150 people were trained. The key beneficiaries of all the initiatives were immigrants and refugees.
In 2020, unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all the activities were put on hold, and we do not have visibility on a possible restart.