Organising, Supporting, Connecting, and lobbying the Syrian Community in Germany
At a Glance
- Connecting and networking the Syrian community via Social Media,
- Organising Events and Campaigns,
- Organizing activities and workshops for education,
- Supporting Professionals,
- Launching issues of the Syrian community into a political discussion in the German society
- Developing the “Syrian House” as a blueprint for organizing and supporting and integrating communities.
Community building, forming and networking
The Syrian House in Germany is focusing on networking, organizing, supporting, and representing the interests of the Syrian Community in Germany.
Facebook is one of the main channels used by the Syrian House for accessing and building the Syrian community and for managing the communication network. On Facebook, the Syrian community is organized in groups. The group “Syrian House in Germany, ” acts as the main forum. Here information is posted, nd discussions take place that is of general interest to the community.
Other groups are formed and administered which focus on specific topics of relevance. These are the family reunion, profession, and interests, on the one hand, side and uniting the people of the different regions and cities in Germany.
In addition to the Facebook groups, Facebook pages are created for more static content. There are pages providing information on the cities and regions, as well as there are pages where groups of Syrian professional’s upload and share work. Information on events, activities and campaigns are published and shared via Facebook pages.
Activities and Events
Events make the Syrian community physically visible to the public and provide interfaces for integration work. To transfer knowledge within, to, and from the Syrian community, The Syrian House is organizing educational workshops in close cooperation with the Integration HUB e.V. Other events organized to support integration with the German society include cultural events (e.g. arts, music) and reoccurring recreation activities (sports, music, cooking). To establish a long-term, reliable and publicly recognized interface between the Syrian Community and the German Society, The Syrian House will develop a format for a conference of the leaders of the Syrian diaspora in Germany.
Representation of interests
Lobbying of interests of the Syrian diaspora in Germany is done by providing and publishing content on issues of the Syrian community. Journalists with a Syrian background are briefed with topics and supported to integrate into the German media companies. Vice versa, German media companies are supported with content and in finding adequate interview partners and acceptance for projects within the Syrian community.
Campaigns and support programs are organized and supported by media campaigns (e.g. “Danke Deutschland”, “Why not Syria”, “Recht Auf Uni”) to support integration and to launch issues into the political discussion of the German society and into the international community.
It is the vision of the team of the Syrian House to develop the Syrian community in Germany to act as a blueprint of strategies to follow and measures to take in order to build and successfully integrate communities of migrants / refugees with the German Society.
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