"Normalising Integration - Living together in an intercultural metropolis" is both a comprehensive policy document and a set of principles of good governance that the district of Neukölln has adopted as an intercultural city.
The concept was developed in a participative process including the local migration advisory board as well as the integration committee. An "easy to read" and an English versions are also available and provide an overview of the specific work being done in the policy and administrative spheres of Neukölln.
The full version also contains the complete list of the measures and projects being implemented by the Neukölln District Office. They were developed with an intercultural lens, having in mind the disctrict’s vision of integration as the empowerment for equal participation in our society. As a matter of principle, the focus is in fact not on individual population groups, but on the people of our district as a whole.
The five guiding principles of the intercultural work of the district are also detailed in the policy document and are the following:
- Promoting equity in education
- Empowering people instead of just providing for them
- Taking a holistic approach
- Acting pragmatically and transparently
- Enforcing democratic values and rules
The policy document is downloadable.