Welcoming remarks from Advisory council for participation and integration

Dear new residents,

Every year, thousands of people from different cultures migrate to Heilbronn. The motivation varies from person to person: Many come for work-related reasons, having been recruited by businesses; others are here to join their families, to study, or to take advantage of the freedoms afforded in Europe, while still others have come seeking refuge or because of matters of the heart. Whatever your reasons happen to be, we welcome you with open arms, and are happy that you are interested in living here and becoming part of our community.
As life here can often be quite different from what you were accustomed to in your native country, we have put together some useful information for you in Part B of the brochure to help you get settled in Heilbronn.
Here you will find more contacts and information centers that you can turn to, to make it easier for you to feel at home in Heilbronn.
We hope this will help you better understand how our public services are structured.

But please let us know, if there is anything that we have forgotten, or that you would like to see included on our online Welcome Page.

Roswitha Keicher

Head of
Advisory council for participation and integration

Dear new resident,

successful integration begins with an open and inclusive culture. However, that in itself is not enough. What is needed for people from foreign countries to be able to integrate here is good organization and a positive attitude towards the new arrivals. And getting to know one another is not only important at the beginning stages, but should be seen more as a continual process to ensure a peaceful coexistence in variety and interculturality.

This is what the advisory council for participation and integration has to say on the subject: “It is our job to mediate between the different cultures through ongoing dialog. We strive to make sure that the citizens of Heilbronn can live in harmony together regardless of where they come from, because the diversity of cultures is every bit a part of the identity of this city, as are the fashionable Käthchen and the impressive St. Kilian’s Church.
We want all people from all nations who live here to feel at home in Heilbronn and we are actively and aggressively committed to that goal. The advisory council also sees itself as a network of cultures to the benefit of all citizens and residents of Heilbronn.”

In the name of Advisory council for participation and integration