Asylum center interviewed candidates for the Bundestag

What is your opinion on an asylum procedure / a social consultation that is independent from the state? What is your position on state-organized sea rescue? And: How can the federal government support / simplify the willingness of many cities and federal states to accommodate refugees from camps with terrible living situations? These questions were posed to four Bundestag candidates by the Tübingen asylum center prior to the federal election on Sunday, September 26th. Their answers are available as podcasts and in written form on the website of the asylum center. Annette Widmann-Mauz (CDU), Chris Kühn (Greens), Martin Rosemann (SPD)… Read More

Help for refugees not available for a week

The social department of the city of Tübingen is relocating. This affects the departments help for refugees, social assistance and social planning. During the week from Monday September 27th to Friday October 1st, the employees are therefore not available. The new address after the move is: Derendinger Straße 50, 72072 Tübingen. That’s in the south of town. From the beginning of October around 65 employees will be working there. Their phone numbers and email addresses will not change. tun21092106 Der Fachbereich Soziales der Stadt Tübingen ist ab Oktober 2021 in der Derendinger Straße 50, 72072 Tübingen zu finden. Foto: tünews… Read More

Social assistance: Forms online

From now on, citizens of the city of Tübingen can apply for social benefits without having to appear in person for an appointment. For example, anyone who wants to apply for housing benefit or help with living expenses can fill out the form online, print it out and send it to the city by post. The appropriate forms can be found under the keyword “Social benefits” at www.tuebingen.de/formulare tun21081101 Im Tübinger Bürgerbüro befindet sich auch die Meldebehörde. Foto: tünews INTERNATIONAL / Mostafa Elyasian. Latest information on Corona: Click here

Tips and help for everyday life in Germany

The brochure “Strengthening the consumer protection skills of refugees. A working aid in simple language” helps refugees to find their way in everyday German consumer life. The topics are briefly explained, followed by practical hints, tips and examples. The brochure also provides checklists, explanatory videos and overviews, often in several languages, e.g. Arabic. Questions on contracts, online shopping, reminders and debt collection agencies, labor and tenancy law, SCHUFA information, banks, loans and insurance are covered. Further information: https://www.verbraucherzentrale.de/sites/default/files/2020-01/AH_Verbraucherschutz_Gefluechtete.pdf tun21081801 “Eine Broschüre der Verbraucherzentrale gibt hilfreiche Tipps in Sachen Banken, Kredite und Versicherungen. Foto: tünews INTERNATIONAL / Mostafa Elyasian.” Latest information… Read More

Back to school in Baden-Württemberg

Coming Monday, 13 September, school starts for all pupils in Baden-Württemberg. During the first two weeks, masks will be compulsory in schools. Schools usually inform parents in advance by post, e-mail or via the school homepages about other Corona rules in everyday school life and the course of the school year. These rules must be observed from the first day of school. tun21090801 Tübinger Schule. Foto: tünews INTERNATIONAL / Mostafa Elyasian. Latest information on Corona: Click here

People make climate change

By Ute Kaiser This summer, the news about natural catastrophes was overwhelming: heat and drought, heavy rain and floods, forest fires and storms. The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has now published a report on the reasons for these extreme weather conditions. The earth is heating up faster than assumed. This climate change is caused by humans. Their influence can be clearly demonstrated. This is the conclusion reached by more than 230 researchers worldwide. They have evaluated about 14,000 studies for the IPCC report. The greatest responsibility is borne by the industrialised countries and the newly industrialised… Read More

The battle for votes in the Bundestag election / Merkel era ends

By Ute Kaiser The final spurt for the 2021 federal election has begun. Posters are hanging in squares and streets. On them, parties and candidates are canvassing for votes for the election on Sunday, 26 September, from 8 am to 6 pm. The Bundestag (= the parliament) in Berlin is elected every four years. The Bundestag represents all the people in Germany. Anyone who is at least 18 years old and has German citizenship may vote. Those entitled to vote are sent an official election notification. The election is secret. No one is allowed to see who a person is… Read More

First study about „Russian-Germans”: well-integrated

Since the end of the 1980s, 2.7 million people from countries of the former Soviet Union have migrated to Germany. With about 3.5 million, they form the largest immigrant group today. However, little is known about their situation. The migrant researcher Jannis Panagiotidis (University of Osnabrück, University of Wien since 1/8/2021) has recently published the first comprehensive study about this population group, which he calls “post-soviet migrants”. Incidentally, the current German tennis Olympia winner Alexander Zverev also belongs to that group. The largest part of the post-soviet migrants is from Russia and Kazakhstan, but also from Ukraine. One part of… Read More

Security measures on social media for people in Afghanistan

Facebook and Instagram allow people in Afghanistan to protect their accounts from getting spied on. Nathaniel Gleicher, Head of Security Policy at Facebook, wrote this on Twitter on 19 August. People in Afghanistan could lock their accounts for other users with a single click. This means that only friends can see the photos or posts in a user’s timeline. In addition, the possibility to search the friend lists of other users has been suspended in Afghanistan for a short time. This is to prevent the Taliban from tracking down political opponents on Facebook, such as former employees of foreign armed… Read More

Offers for caregiving relatives in Tübingen

Caregivers need rest so that they do not get sick themselves. That is why the Tübingen old people’s welfare offers them various options that can relieve them. In the Pauline-Krone-Heim there are 16 places for short-term care throughout the year. The people in need of care are admitted to an inpatient facility. In many cases, the long-term care insurance funds cover the costs of the stay, writes the city of Tübingen in a press release. Further information can be found at www.altenhilfe-tuebingen.de Tübingen also has four day care facilities. There people in need of care are cared for on individual… Read More

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