The Transfer Initiative Programme Family has the overall aim of supporting and advancing better coordinated education management in districts and independent cities of Germany.
Within the programme, one of the ongoing project is the “Municipal Coordination of Educational Opportunities for Newly Arrived Immigrants”, which was launched in 2015. It focuses on supporting cities and districts in setting up a regional education management in order to offer suitable educational opportunities for all citizens in all phases of life and to make them fit for the future. The aim is to promote participation in education as the key to the social integration of new immigrants. For this purpose, 321 independent cities and districts were and are being funded. For some, the programme was the first step towards data-based municipal education management.
The methodology includes mapping of landscapes, structures, and stakeholders within municipalities, interdisciplinary work and coordination, establishment of working groups, and needs assessment.
The programme is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (and the European Social Fund of the European Union for the Transfer Agencies).