10. octubre 2019

What does it take to integrate refugees successfully?

Michael Guttrof, Managing Director of Kopf & Lübben, has become involved in the integration of refugees by being a Regional Ambassador in Bremen within the national Network "NETZWERK Unternehmen integrieren Flüchtlinge“ (network of companies integrating refugees). In an interview with the regional TV C Channel „buten un binnen“ he explains what is most important from his point of view and how companies get the chance to support refugees.

Michael's key message is that certainty about the refugees' right of residence is essential to entrepreneurs. In comparison to neighbouring countries like the Netherlands and Belgium, Germany is at a competitive disadvantige - especially in the  logistics industry - as the process of integration takes substantially longer. In the worst case all knowledge taught to the refugee is gone the next day - together with the invested time and money.