The second IQ Congress will take place on 6-7 December 2016 at the bcc (berlin congress center) in Berlin, Germany. The event will be an opportunity to further advance the discussion about  the future of migrant integration in Germany, a topic which already defined the IQ Congress 2014.

Taking into account the recent shifts in the socio-political context and in the integration debate, this year’s congress will pay special attention to the integration of refugees, to  the challenges inherent in this task as well as to the opportunities to foster a more inclusive society. The central question will be: which legislative, political and societal framework conditions are needed to improve the social participation of migrants, particularly of refugees and asylum seekers?

Date: 6/7 December 2016
Duration: 2 days plus a preliminary excursion day with an evening reception (Monday, 5 December 2016)
Time frame: Tuesday, 6 December 2016, 10 AM – 5 PM, followed by an evening programme;
Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 9 AM – 5 PM
Location: bcc Berlin Congress Centre, Alexanderstr. 11, 10178 Berlin

Participants: approx. 500 people
Organiser: the congress is organised by the Network “Integration through Qualification (IQ)”. The Network IQ is a programme funded by the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS) and the European Social Fund (ESF). Strategic partners in implementing the programme are the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Federal Employment Agency (BA).