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Political involvement and parties

Every citizen can be involved in political life in Germany and influence policies, be it at local level, in the Federal Länder or at Federal level.

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The political and legal system

The Basic Law is the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Germany. It is the most important element in the legal foundation on which co-existence in Germany operates.

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Integration councils and advisory councils

Local integration advisory councils or advisory councils for foreign nationals frequently represent the interests of migrants. You can find out more about these committees here.

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Religion and religious communities

The large majority of people in Germany are Christians. Christian values and holidays therefore characterise life in Germany. But other religions also play a part in our society.

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Wichtige Mitteilung

2016 Annual Report of the Research Centre

The Annual Report provides an overview of the major topics dealt with in the work of the Migration, Integration and Asylum Research Centre in 2016. A new series of publications was established in the shape of the BAMF’s Brief analyses.


Jahresbericht 2016 des Forschungszentrums Migration, Integration und Asyl