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Geflüchtete in Deutschland

For Participants

Brief questions, brief answers

What is the interview about?

To enable people who have fled to Germany to build a future, it is important to enable and facilitate their entry into working life, thus helping them to integrate better into society.

People who have fled from their home country face many challenges. These include learning the language of the new country, dealing with authorities, the routes into education and the world of work. The routes taken by each person are different. We would like to know what has happened with the route you have taken so far and how things are going now.

What questions will be asked in the study?

For example, we would like to know:

What professional experience do you have from abroad? What support and problems regarding your education/training and work have you had since you arrived in Germany? What goals and ambitions do you have for your career?

How would you evaluate the programmes and courses you have attended so far?

Even if you have not participated in any of these programmes or courses, you may have received some form of help or would have needed it to help you get into work. It is only through your feedback and assessment that courses, programmes, other measures and assistance for refugees can be better tailored to your personal needs and for your benefit.

Your data will be evaluated with completely anonymity, i.e. names and addresses will be separated from the details provided in the interview. This means that nobody will be able to trace any information back to the person who provided it. You can read more about this in our data protection statement.

You can also get more information on this survey in the FAQs Alternatively, you may call us or send us an e-mail.

Who will be interviewed?

A total of around 10,000 people who had fled to Germany since 2015 participated in the first round of interviews. The people interviewed were selected from the register held by the Jobcenters and employment agencies (Arbeitsagenturen). At the beginning of 2020, all who had previously expressed willingness to be interviewed in a further round will be invited again to participate

Your participation is, of course, voluntary. If you decide to participate, you will make a significant contribution to the success of this study. As you can imagine, if individual pieces of the puzzle are missing, the big picture is harder to understand.

Why are we asking you to take part in this study?

The success of all surveys relies on the fact that with sophisticated random selection, a small number of participants will be sufficient to develop scientifically founded statements. Therefore, as an interviewee, you will make an important contribution to a better understanding of the living and working situation of refugees in Germany. At the same time, this survey aims to highlight how politicians and society in Germany can help these people and support them in better ways to access the job market and integrate into society.

Only with your help can we answer the important questions and make effective recommendations to help the German Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS) in finding routes into work and social inclusion for refugees.

How will the study be carried out?

What will I have to do when I receive a letter about this survey?

Our interviewer will visit you personally to set up an appointment with you or even to carry out the survey with you right away. If the interviewer is not able to reach you at home, he or she will leave a card with their contact details in your letterbox. You can then call the interviewer yourself and arrange a time to take the survey. Alternatively, you contact us direct by e-mail or by phone and tell us which date you would prefer.

How will the survey be carried out?

The survey can be conducted in German, English, Arabic or Farsi.

The interviewer will go through the survey with you, question by question. The survey questions have different, predefined response options. The interviewer will ask you to choose the response you want to give for each question.

You should allow about 45 minutes to do our survey.

You can download a detailed description of the interview procedure here.

What will be done with the study results?

There are many measures and programmes provided by government agencies, such as the Jobcenters or the Employment Agency, to make it easier for refugees to enter the German educational training system and the job market. In addition to this, businesses and volunteers offer support for refugees.

Through our survey, we want to find out what kind of support will be most effective in the long-term for helping refugees to find their way into education, work and social inclusion.

Data Protection

The data collected during your interview will be stored separately from your name and address. All evaluations and analyses are carried out without reference to your name or address, and the information obtained will be presented in anonymous form only. Nobody will be able to tell from the survey results who, specifically, has given the information.

The information you provide will be treated as confidential. You can find out more in the data protection statement, which you can download here.

The survey is not connected to any ongoing or completed asylum application process or to any other applications in any way. It will therefore not have any influence on these processes, not even retrospectively if your asylum application process has already been completed.

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