Players & Organisations

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More information in the brief overview on the topic of Society, plus related links.

Federal Office for Migration and Refugees

The Federal Office offers complete information on residence in Germany and makes decisions relating to applications for asylum.

German Islam Conference

Since 2006 a long-term dialogue between the German state and Muslims living in Germany has been in place in the form of the German Islam Conference (DIK).

Federal Volunteer Service

The service is geared towards women and men who want to get involved in working for the common good – in a social, ecological, or cultural context or in sport, integration, or civil protection and disaster response.

National Action Plan for Integration

Germany seeks to achieve a high level of integ­ration, which is why the topic has been a focal point of the Federal Government’s work since 2005. An integration summit takes place annually.

Polling institutes

Several established opinion polling institutes regularly survey Germans’ opinions and publish projections on election days. Among the best known are Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Forsa, Emnid, Infratest Dimap, and Institut für Demoskopie Allensbach.

Federal Employment Agency

The national employment agency is responsible for job placement and employment promotion as well as financial compensation.


Germany has one of the highest densities of foundations in Europe. On a national average, there are 26.5 foundations for every 100,000 inhabitants. The best known is Stiftung Waren-test, which tests and compares products on behalf of the government.

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