With the start of the new funding phase of the IQ Network (2023-2025), the Competence Centre for Fair Integration (“Fachstelle Faire Integration”) is responsible for the coordination and support of the Fair Integration advice centres. Thus, the Competence Centre for Fair Integration replaces the structure of the previous funding phase "Support Fair Integration" (2019-2022).
Fair Integration is a nationwide counselling service on social and labour law issues for refugees and other migrants from outside of Europe (third-country nationals). The advice centres cover labour and social law issues directly related to the employment relationship, e.g.: Wages, working hours, leave, dismissal, health insurance and many more. The advice centres advice and inform refugees and migrants and are supporting in doing so by the Competence Centre for Fair Integration.
The Competence Centre for Fair Integration is managed by the IQ Consult gGmbH, a 100% affiliated company of the DGB Bildungswerk BUND e.V.
The main tasks of the Competence Centre for Fair Integration are:
Training courses for the advisors of the Fair Integration counselling centres
Conducting networking meetings for the advisors of the Fair Integration advice centres for the regular exchange of experience and knowledge
Further support for the Fair Integration advice centres on difficult counselling issues and through the development of practical aids
Preparation of counselling content in exchange with the counselling centres, e.g. in the form of case descriptions and dossiers
Central public relations work for the overall structure of Fair Integration as well as processing and transfer of the knowledge gained to politics and the interested (professional) public
Direct advice to refugees and third-country nationals on employment and social law issues
Conception and provision of specific information events and group offers for refugees and third-country nationals in cooperation with the Fair Integration advice centres.
Further information can be found on the website of the Competence Centre: www.faire-integration.de/en.