The turnout in the integration Council elections in North Rhine-Westphalia on 07.02.2010 total stood at just over 11prozent. The turnout in the integration Council elections in North Rhine-Westphalia on 07.02.2010 total amounted to just over 11%. Thus, the low rate in 2004 was again below. The wingspan was between just over 4% in Bergisch Gladbach and around 34% in Harsewinkel. In 102 North Rhine-Westphalian municipalities integration councils and committees were elected early February. To give a larger local Government say the people with a migration background, a law was passed in June 2009.
By the new law, local authorities can set up either an integration Council or an integration Committee. The innovation here is that in addition to the directly elected Migrantenvertretern also Council members, who are sent by the city or Municipal Council, have a seat. The new shape cities in North Rhine-Westphalia are hoping for greater involvement of people with a migration background in the local political life. Missing information nevertheless took advantage of only a few tasks of the Councils of over a million eligible voters their right to vote. A possible reason for the lack of participation may be the lack of information about the rights and duties of the integration Council.
Closer cooperation by directly elected Migrantenvertretung and Council members a closer integration is designed in the future of municipal policy and integration work, as well as more transparency about the political work of the Migrantenvertretung. The imap Institute has many years of experience in the training of Migrantenvertretungen training of integration councils. IMAP provides advice on technical questions of integration policy and shows as possibilities for the integration of management and associations in the work of the integration Council. Nazif SABO Sales Manager imap Institute star 58 40479 Dusseldorf Tel.: 0211-513 69 73-0 fax: 0211-513 69 73-39 the imap Institute as intercultural consultancy was founded In 2002. IMAP is subdivided Since then in four business areas: International Economics consultancy intercultural marketing integration work intercultural training the imap Institute interculturality considers economic and social potential, society as companies can profitably use. Just Germany as a leading exporting country benefited. IMAP builds a bridge to Muslim cultures with his consulting portfolio. The intercultural imap team is characterised by its expertise on the social, cultural and economic relations and properties of Turkey, Iran and the Arab world. The consulting services range from the conception of integration strategies in Germany to the successful deal between German companies and their partners in the target countries.