ICAASE. Innovative care against social exclusion (2006-2008)

The project aimed to promote the health and wellbeing of refugees, asylum seekers and undocumented migrants.


Various survey activities were set up for this purpose:

  • Preparation of country-specific reports on formal entitlement to benefits of asylum seekers, refugees and undocumented migrants as well as problems due to lack of access to benefits
  • Survey of the experiences of carers for refugees and asylum seekers
  • Discussion of legal aspects of support
  • Implementation of legal training events on aliens law and labor law
  • Screening of innovative models for social inclusion 

INPOWER. Development of innovative models for the work integration of asylum seekers (2005-2007)

The project was carried out within the EQUAL programme and focussed on:

Training measures:

  • German language
  • First Aid
  • Household and traffical safety
  • Training in companies
  • Employment through self-organization:
    • Operation of a library
    • Internet access
    • Creating a herb garden
    • Childcare for asylum seekers
    • Improvements in in the asylm home
    • Mother tongue lessons for children
  • Children's dance group

How to support asylum-seekers and refugee-children in school (2005-2006)

The project was funded by the European Refugee Fund and the Dutch organization Pharos


The starting point was new innovative materials with the help of which children who are not native German speakers should be supported in order to

  • to strengthen their self-esteem
  • to give them a positive attitude towards life,

by getting them

  • confronted with their origin, their identity and their environment
  • and let an integrative discussion take place.

The materials should be used to support the teaching.


Basic-psychological Teacher's Training (2001-2006)

The "Basic psychological teacher's training in identification, handling and help for traumatized children BKosovo and Macedonia" was carried out in order to support teachers how to competently support children and their families in the difficult post-war period.


Nearly 800 teachers have completed the program between 2001 and 2006.