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Feb 12, 2016
City of Vienna Municipal Department 17 - Integration and Diversity
City of ViennaIntegration and Diversity in Vienna Project Start Wien IOM Summer School, eske Budejovice 5th September 2013
Goran Novakovi, Municipal Department 17 Integration and Diversity
History of Migration in Vienna1910 - Austrian-Hungarian Empire: in Vienna 2 mill. inhabitants (25% Czech speaking people)
1960s: Guest-workers mainly from former Yugoslavia and Turkey (recruited by companies)
Since 1990: more diverse immigration (eastern European countries, Asia and Africa)
Since 2005: more immigrants from EEA-countries (largest group from Germany)Population of Vienna (2012) diif. by citizenshipTotal:1.731.236 inhabitants
Austrian citizenship:1.344.860 (77,7%)EU citizenship: 137.090 ( 7,9%)Third country citizenship: 249.286 (14,4%)Serbia & Montenegro: 73.453 ( 4,2%)Turkey: 44.256 ( 2,4%)Germany: 34.285 ( 2,0%)Poland: 29.573 ( 1,7%)Bosnia & Herzegovina: 18.280 ( 1,1%)Romania: 16.994 ( 1,0%)Croatia: 16.684 ( 1,0%)Population of Vienna, 2012by citizenship, of total: 1.731.236 inhabitants
Population of Vienna (2012) diff. by ethnic backgroundAustria:1.140.391 (65,9%)European countries: 475.946 (27,5%)African countries: 23.029 ( 1,3%)Asian countries*: 66.393 ( 3,8%)America: 13.410 ( 0,8%)Australia and Oceania: 1.024 ( 0,1%)
* Asia without TurkeyPopulation of Vienna, 2012 by ethnic background Population of Vienna (2012)49% Inhabitants with migration-background:
18 % non-Austrian citizenship and born abroad
3 % non-Austrian citizenship and born in Austria
13 % Austrian citizenship and born abroad
15 % Austrian citizenship and born in Austria, at least one parent born abroad
History of MA 17 terms and policies
1992 2002: Vienna Integration FundIntegration Policies focused on the immigrant population, their needs and deficits, equal rights and chances, conflict and mediation work 2003 and currently - change of paradigmsIncreasingly diverse population nat. origin, lang., education, social status, styles and modes of living Integration oriented diversity policies shifts attention to the potentials and ressources of this population enriching society2004 Founding of MA 17: Integration and DiversityTopic structurally anchored within the administration BUT competence and responsibility of ALL departments (mainstreaming process).
Integration Projects and Funding:MA 17 funds projects that promote the integration of migrants:
language acquisition measureseducation and orientation measuresadvice on legal issues such as residence, citizenship and employment
MA 17 funds projects and measures that raise awareness and promote intercultural competences:
good neighbourly relations of people from different ethnic and socio-economic backgroundsgood neighbourly relations of different groups of peopleawareness raising in the areas of migration, integration and diversity
Example for Funding: 2013 - Focus on multilingualism
The City of Vienna supports non-profit projects, measures and initiatives with a maximum amount of EUR 5,000 per year if they implement the following focuses: raising public awareness on the advantages and benefits of multilingualism to enhance the appreciation of multilingualism in the general public.
The basic idea is to increase the appreciation of multilingualism and raise awareness on the equality of languages among people with German and non-German mother tongues.
Language courses and basic education:
German language and further basic skills (reading, writing, maths, ICT, citizenship, preparation for the official Austrian language diploma SD).
"Women's college" - advanced training courses: German as well as other important basic skills such as maths and computer skills
"Mum learns German: German language lessons for mothers at the schools or kindergartens of their children. Language courses and basic education:For young migrants between 15 and 21 (25): with a package of specific educational measures
Holistic education plan: up to 20 hours per week, reasonably priced, creative and social education.
Summer language courses for children between 7 and 14 years of age who have problems with the German language.
Municipal Department 17: Regional officesObjectivesInformation and support for the local populationNetworking & projects with migrant organisations, local policy-makers, district politicians, police officers etc. Promoting dialogue, respect and mutual understanding
ProjectsRegional platforms of migrant organisationsSei dabei (Participate) projects for a better living togetherEhrenamtliche KonfliktarbeiterInnen Voluntary Mediators Wien braucht dich - The City of Vienna is in need of you in cooperation with the police
Municipal Department 17:Research & Law
Research & Studies & Legal counsellingParticipation in nat. & internat. city networks: CLIP, ECCAR, EuroCities, Open CitiesVienna Integration Monitoring
Public Relations Work
multilingual Website (Vienna speaks many languages)multilingual information material and brochures Diversity management of the City of Vienna
Comprehensive task that concerns all administrative groups and municipal departments.Raising awareness among executives, further training of employees, optimising products and servicesDiversity competence is an upward development from exploratory discussions via advice/ coaching and diversity check to the Vienna Diversity Monitor.Specific further training measures for departments: advice and coaching sessions and the diversity checkFurther training measures at the Personnel Training Department for all city administration employees who are interested in the topic
Start Wien: ConceptResearch on integration support programs in other European cities and CanadaInterviews with new immigrants about their needsVarious communities, trainers for German as a foreign language and experts in consulting migrants were involved in the development process of the projectThe project should be tailored to the individual needs of migrantsAll services - startcoaching, information modules, second level start coaching should be provided in the mother tongue of the new migrantsStart Wien: Target groupsThird-country citizens who come to Austria for reasons of family reunion according to the immigration law they have to prove their knowledge in German language at level A2 (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) within two years
EEA citizens (and third-country citizens as family members of EEA citizens) since January 2011 who have received a confirmation of registration or a residence card from Municipal Department 35 - Immigration, Citizenship, Registry Offices (MA 35).
Start Wien - begin of the Project1st October 2008 for third-country citizens
1st January 2011 for EEA-citizens
Start Wien Cooperation partners Following cooperation partners have been einvolved in the conception and implementation of the project: Municipal Department 35 - Immigration, Citizenship, Registry Offices (MA 35)Information Centre for MigrantsVienna Employment Promotion Fund (WAFF)Vienna Public Employment Services (AMS)Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (WK)Vienna Chamber of Labour (AK)
Start Wien servicesStartcoaching: Vienna education booklet Vienna language vouchers
Second level startcoaching
Start Wien services1) Startcoaching: Vienna education booklet Vienna language vouchers
2) Information modules
3) Second Level Startcoaching
First step: Startcoachingone-hour consultation in the mother tongue
a service tailored to the individual needs of new immigrants
in 24 languages
usually held right after migrants receive their residence permit resp. registration from the Municipal Department 35 - Immigration, Citizenship, Registry Offices of after making an appointment
Languages of Start Wien - 24AlbanianBulgarianArabicHungarianBosnian/Croatian/SerbianPolishChineseRomanianEnglishSlovak/CzechFarsi/Dari/PashtuFrenchGermanHindi/Punjabi/UrduRussianSpanishTurkish
receive the Vienna education booklet that includes the Vienna language vouchers
are provided with important information about the most relevant topics to get a good start in Vienna
receive advice about suitable German language courses and valuable tips
advice for their first few weeks and months in Vienna
Startcoaching: Vienna education bookletfor new immigrants in Vienna
includes the Vienna language vouchers in the amounts of EUR 300 or EUR 150 (EEA)
all education and further training measures such as German language courses and information modules are recorded in the booklet
Vienna language vouchers, 13rd country citizens (3x100 EUR):
They are in Vienna following family reunification with an Austrian citizen or with a third-country nationalThey received an initial residence permit from Municipal Department 35 - Immigration, Citizenship, and Registry OfficesThey have collected their Vienna education booklet at their start coaching appointmentThe Vienna language voucher can be combined with the language voucher of the Austrian Integration Fund (sterreichischer Integrationsfonds, IF).
Vienna language vouchers, 2Language vouchers for EEA citizens and their family members of EUR 150 (3 X EUR 50)
EEC-immigrants have to meet the following requiremen