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Is there a formal definition of integration

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Policies On Integration - Cohesion
28/02/2012 - 17:34
Short Answer

No. There is no formal definition of integration.

Qualitative Info

Against the background of numerous competing concepts of integration within the scientific field, it seems highly improbable of finding a consensus on a common definition as well as theory of ‘integration’. Yet, the National Integration Plan urges that an operational definition, which can be used interdisciplinary and which allows its implementation ought to be developed.
An increasing number of German cities have developed individual integration concepts which generally share a number of aspects – the emphasis on the importance of language and education, labour market participation as a central aspect for integration, and the objective to develop the potential of cultural diversity – but also differ in the concrete contents and measures taken.



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Key socio-economic / Institutional Areas Integration - social cohesion
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