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Ostfildern is an international city.  People from more than 120 countries live here. Together, they constitute more than 15 percent of the city's population. Overall, more than a third of the population consists of people who have come from another country, or whose parents have done so. 

In Ostfildern, immigration is valued for its contribution to building a modern, cosmopolitan, and diverse city. Integration is understood as an ongoing process that concerns people with roots in other countries as well as those who do not have roots outside of Germany in equal measure. Everyone - migrants and native residents - can contribute to the success of this process.

The shaping of the integration process, a task spanning a number of areas and various topics, is the responsibility of the commissioner for integration. The commissioner for integration supports the realization of this concept through cooperative efforts with various members of the administration, private organizations, and clubs.


Information

Information in 23 Languages

Here you will find the most recent governmental decisions, practical tipps regarding hygiene and quarantine, as well as the most important contact information.

Compact and easy to understand, the information is continuously updated and reviewed.

Moreover, the information is presented in 23 languages.

 

Videos:

Here you will find information in 16 different languages.

Here you will find information in Easy German (Leichte Sprache).

 

Corona Hotline

The corona hotline of the Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Integration will be available from November 5th in four foreign languages. At the number: 0711 410 11160

Persons seeking advice can call the hotline in English, Turkish, Arabic and Russian. It is available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The corona hotline provides information on questions relating to the virus. These are, for example, questions about tests and mandatory testing, quarantine, entry into Baden-Württemberg or other current regulations. The hotline can also be called in German at 0711 904 39555. For deaf people, the hotline is also available as a video chat from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm.

Registration and Counceling for Ukrainian Refugees

An appointment is mandatory for the declaration, registration and councelling of Ukrainian refugees.

You can make an appointment here.

 

Information

The following sites profide serious information in multiple languages which is kept up to date daily:

 

germany4ukraine

Ukraine (handbookgermany.de)

Beauftragte des Bundes für Migration und Flüchtlinge

Bundesministerium des Inneren und Heimat

Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge

Justizministerium Baden-Württemberg

Інформаційна кампанія про вакцинацію землі Баден-Вюртемберг | #dranbleibenBW (dranbleiben-bw.de)

 

A brochure regarding the procedures in Ostfildern is available for download.

 

Councelling

different counceling services are listed below.

 

Recognition of foreign Formations: Flyer_ukrainisch (anerkennung-in-deutschland.de)

Short videos for refugees #kurzerklärt 

Counceling for children in school: Beratungsstelle für Schulkinder

Social Service
  • The Social Service Ostfildern is a municipal counceling centre for all citizens of Ostfildern. 
  • All discussions and information is treated confidentially. All employees are subject to data protection.
  • The counceling is free of charge.

 

  • The Social Service supports citizens of Ostfildern who are in personal, social, or financial distress or in a crisis situation.
  • The Social Service colaborates with other municipal services and counceling centres, where necessary.
    • These include: existential measures, financial support, extrajudical debt regulation, personal crisis, social conflicts and family conflicts, violent or harmful living conditions, contact with administrative bodies, all social topics. We transfer to special services, counceling centres, offers of support

 

  • The Social Service aids and accompanies people residing in refugee accommodations in Ostfildern. The concept is to build capacities aiming to facilityte a self-determined life in Germany.

 

  • The Housing Shortage Special Unit with the Social Service supports and accompanies citizens who are acutely affected by homelessness or living in unbearable circumstances.  

 

Should you have difficulties communicating in German, you can request an intepreter from the Interpreters Pool, free of charge.

Brochure for Ukrainian Refugees (08.07.2022):

Please keep in mind that regulation may change after the creation of the brochure.

The brochure is available in the following three languages:

UkrainianRussianGerman

 

Handbook: Living in Ostfildern

Handbuch - Eine Orientierungshilfe für das Leben in Ostfildern

 

Concept of Integration:

Concept of integration

 

Calendar of Diversity:

Download here

Asylum Law

Do you have a proof of arrival notice (Ankunftsnachweis), a temporary residence permit (Aufenthaltsgestattung, for people in the process of applying for asylum), or a suspension of deportation notice (Duldung, for people whose application for asylum was unsuccessful, or for other foreign nationals not authorized to remain in Germany)?

 

Then please direct your inquiries to the Ostfildern Aliens Authority, whose contacts are listed here.


Services and Events

Interpreters Pool

 

About 120 Ostfildern residents with a range of ethnic and national backgrounds take part in the volunteer Interpreters Pool that was set up by the city's Integration Unit. At the moment, this service can provide interpreting in 33 languages.

 

  • The volunteers only perform oral, word-to-word, interpretation, in a neutral manner.
  • Written translations are not provided.
  • Interpreters can be requested by any Ostfildern resident who is not able to communicate well in German.
  • Government authorities, physicians, social-service institutions and childcare centers may also request an interpreter for appointments with Ostfildern residents with whom it is very difficult to communicate in German.

 

Formation

We offer training for volunteer interpreters. The training program is being developed jointly by the Filder Training Network which consists of the cities Ostfildern, Leinfelden-Echterdingen and Filderstadt.

 

The activities of the Filder Training Network are supported with funds from the State of Baden-Württemberg, through the Ministry of Social Affairs and Integration.

 

Contacts

Assistance for Refugees

the freundeskreis Asyl Ostfildern aims to aid refugees. The goal is to facilitate a new beginning in Germany. This happens in many different ways - learning German, help in day-today life, leasure activities, assistance finding employment or housing, and the general integration into German society.

 

Contact

If you want to help refugees, or need help yourself, you will find the responsible persons following the links below.

www.fkasyl-ostfildern.de oder www.facebook.com/fkasylostfildern

What is "eins plus b"?

The Project "eins plus b"

  • adresses parents of all nationalities with children aged between 0 and 10
  • provides support in the fields of language and education
  • aims to improve the collaboration between parents and educational institutions
  • organises services and activities for parents and children
  • organises meetings for women
  • assists women in discovering their stregths and in becomming more self-confident
  • cooperates with municipal institutions, schools, and daycare centres
  • builds linguistic and cultural bridges e.g. by accompanying parents in their native language

 

Intercultural Companions for Parents

  • are trained, Volunteers who function as linguistic and cultural interpreters
  • are councelors for parents
  • accompany parents to discussions in educational institutions
  • manage meeting places or group activities for parents
  • are internationel. The following languages are represented at the moment: Albanian, Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Hebrew, Japanese, Kurdish, Persian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Rumanian, Russian, Spanish, Czech, Turkish, Urdu und Vietnamese

 

Contact

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Interpreters Pool

Over 120 Ostfildern residents with a range of ethnic and national backgrounds take part in the volunteer Interpreters Pool that was set up by the city's Integration Unit. They assist other residents in conversations at childcare centers, schools, social-service institutions, in doctors' offices, or wherever their services are needed. At the moment, this service can provide interpreting in 33 languages

 

  • The volunteers only perform oral, word-to-word, interpretation, in a neutral manner.
  • Written translations are not provided.
  • Interpreters can be requested by any Ostfildern resident who is not able to communicate well in German.
  • Government authorities, physicians, social-service institutions and childcare centers may also request an interpreter for appointments with Ostfildern residents with whom it is very difficult to communicate in German.

 

Training for Interpreters

The volunteers receive training to prepare them for this work. The training program is being developed jointly by the Filder Training Network which consists of the cities Ostfildern, Leinfelden-Echterdingen and Filderstadt. The activities of the Filder Training Network are supported with funds from the State of Baden-Württemberg, through the Ministry of Social Affairs and Integration.

Mentoring-Programme

The Mentoring Programme brings together voluntary mentors and refugees under professional counceling and guidance. This is done in close coordination with the Social Service for Refugees.

 

Goals:

  • Establishing a network of mentors and mentees
  • Counceling and accompanying of mentors and mentees
  • Placement of mentees
  • Achievement of cooperation agreements between mentors and mentees
  • Organisation of meeting where mentors can exchange experiences
  • Organisation of trainings
  • Encourage refugees to become mentors themselves

 

The programme is funded by Bürgerstiftung Ostfildern in cooperation with Freundeskreis Asyl Ostfildern e.V. and the city Ostfildern. It is financed by the Federal Ministry for Family, Seniors, Women, and Youth's programme "Menschen stärken Menschen" via the Federal Association of German Foundations.

Ostfildern takes part in the International Weeks Against Racism.

The city's programme will be announced in time. 

 

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Ostfildern takes part in the Intercultural Week

The current programme will be made available in time.

 

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Contacts

Commissioner for Integration.

Interpreters Pool

Coordinator for Volunteering

Project lead - eins plus b

eins plus b