Cover Osteuropa 4-5/2022

In Osteuropa 4-5/2022

Solidarity, Integration, Conflict
A Conversation about the Reception of Refugees from Ukraine in Germany

Jens Hildebrandt

Deutsche Fassung


Around 800,000 people have arrived in Germany since the Russian war of aggression on Ukraine began in February 2022. Arrival, emergency care, and accommodation take place in the municipalities. Using the example of the city of Mannheim, the local head of labour and social affairs discusses the social characteristics of the refugees, the legal status of Ukrainian women, municipal administrations’ approaches to integration, and the emerging competition in distribution between various social groups in need of help in gaining access to support, education, work, and basic security benefits.

(Osteuropa 4-5/2022, pp. 127–132)