The Ministry of Education in cooperation with the Ministry of Integration initiated the Network of Migrant Teachers of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, which was founded in 2007 as a project with the guiding principle "More teachers with a history of migration for the schools in NRW".
The main objectives were: 1. Gaining Potentials 2. Supporting Vocational Training 3. Shaping Personnel Development. The activities include: Qualification courses for teachers (such as Qualification program "Coordination of intercultural school development"), Mentoring for Student teachers, Competence seminars for (prospective) teachers in the subject area "Professional action in the migration society, Lehrkräfte Plus - A Qualification Program for Refugee Teachers, Awareness and Recruitment. In addition to the central fields of action, the network promotes the discussion of specific topics such as educational justice, digitisation, criticism of racism or even migration in the school context.
The project is funded by the Government and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation.