The wave of refugees in 2015 and 2016 presented Germany with one of the greatest social challenges since reunification. Politics is not equipped to deal with these changes alone and must rely on other players. This has given rise to a new civic commitment. Volunteers, self-starters and networks have taken on new forms of responsibility and leadership.
With new ways of organization, leaders have been able to react both quickly and effectively to the challenges they face. The intermingling of digital communication with personal communities has fused technology and social innovation to find non-bureaucratic and human responses.
In our project "Newcomers, New Impulses", we strive to bring to light what these innovations are and show how leaders with initiative and those with social enterprise can learn to react organically to complex, subcultural challenges and uncertainties, ultimately arriving at dynamic solutions.
Ben Sahlmüller | Project Manager Research
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