The ‘Immigration Council’ is a nationwide association of academics from a variety of different disciplines.
It sees its central function as providing a public critique of the political process on issues of immigration and integration.
The site guide section offers you an overview of information available on the subject of integration and diversity in Frankfurt am Main. The guide is designed in such a way that visitors to the site can determine for themselves which items of content are visible. By using thematic filters and choosing types of content, you can reduce the number of matches and thus find the information you want faster. At the top of the page a search function is also provided. Items of content connected with a particular location in Frankfurt are also shown on the ‘Diversity Map’.
What do the icons and colours mean?
All content indexed via the site guide is assigned a content type. Each content type has its own icon and its own colour. News items are orange, events are red, available services are blue, and so on. You can thus see at a glance the type of information to which each tile relates.
How do I switch between tile and list view?
As well as the tile view, you can also have the contents displayed as a compact list. To do that, please click the list view icon immediately above the tiles.
In what ways can the content be sorted?
You can sort the content alphabetically or by date. To do that, please use the ‘A-Z’ and ‘By date’ buttons above the tiles or list.
How do I enable or disable filters and options?
To enable your chosen filters and sub-filters you click on them. Those selected are then highlighted blue. Clicking them again disables them. For the options you use the checkboxes on the dropdown menus.
How do I combine filters and content types?
You can combine the filters and sub-filters with a content type. To do this, please select the filters/sub-filters first and then click on a content type. Of course, you can also click a content type without selecting any filter.
What others ways are there to search for content?
Another way of searching for items of content is to enter search terms directly into the search box at the top of the website. Even as you type, the system shows you a list of possible matches, on which you then merely need to click. However, you can also press the Enter key and then get a complete list of matches for your search term. The search function encompasses both the titles of the individual articles and the key words assigned to them.
As well as the tiles and lists, you can also find content via the ‘Diversity map’. To do this, click on the ‘Diversity map’ button above ‘Options’ on the left of the page. The colour of the circles shown corresponds to the content type colours (see above). The size of the circles relates to the number of items of content for that location.
For clarification here’s an example: You’re looking for information about residency in Germany.
Enable the ‘Immigration & residency’ filter on the left of the page under ‘Filters’. If you want to refine your search further, select a content type as well, e.g. ‘Available services’ or ‘Dates’. Another way of refining your search is to select one or more of the other options, e.g. your district or a service offered in your language.
Especially for people new to Frankfurt you are also able to select the ‘New to Frankfurt’ option. The system then shows you only services of particular interest to new residents.
Alternatively enter appropriate search terms in the search box at the top of the page, e.g. residency. Even as you type you get shown a list of suggested matches. By pressing the Enter key you get shown the full results of your search.
To make this site easier to read we have avoided any gender-specific form of words in headings, summaries and links. The male form used in these cases always relates equally to the female gender.