The City of Leipzig Migrants' Council
The City of Leipzig Migrants' Council was set up on 6 February 2009.
It consists of 22 members, of whom six are representatives of a parliamentary party and 16 are migrants. The latter or their parents come from 16 different countries in the world. They are ethnic German repatriates, people who have been naturalised, representatives of the first and second generation of immigrants and foreign nationals holding different types of status.
The meetings of the Migrants' Council are public and are held once every two months. Management of the Council is the responsibility of the Department of Migration and Integration.
The assignments of the Migrants' Council
The Migrants' Council is scheduled to do the following:
- introduce the migrants' specific viewpoints and suggestions to municipal policy discussions and contribute to their decisions
- focus on the potential of migration as a value addition to the city
- create equal opportunities of participation in all fields of city society
- promote the acceptance of migrants by the majority population and support their integration in a spirit of partnership
- facilitate active participation in social, financial, political and cultural life
- encourage an inner bond with Leipzig and thus strengthen the democratic structure of the community.
The dates of meetings are given on the website ww.leipzig.de/migrantenbeirat
From October 2014, you will find the agendas and minutes of the meetings of the Migrants' Council at https://ratsinfo.leipzig.de/bi/si018_a.asp?GRA=2292&SORT=2sidat in the City of Leipzig council information system.