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Stadträtin Konstanze Beckedorf_02

Interview Councellor Beckedorf

The LIP is being delayed because of the Corona crisis

Due to the current state of emergency, work on the new edition of the Local Integration Plan LIP has been suspended. Questions are being answered by the responsible social secretary, Ms.Beckedorf

  Wolfgang Becker | 16.04.2020


Due to the Corona crisis, the city has cancelled all dates for the LIP until further notice. What does this mean for the further timetable?

The common roadmap will automatically be postponed, but in terms of content, we will stick to the plan that has been drawn up. If we have the opportunity to get back into the work of the expert groups relatively soon, there will only be time shifts. We will do everything we can to re-establish the momentum that we could feel in the opener and the time after.

However, if it is not possible to resume the process in a timely manner, we will have to think about modifications, but I cannot say anything more about this at the moment

LIP 2.0-Banner auf der Bühne mit Konfetti
LIP 2.0-Banner auf der Bühne mit Konfetti

The integration plan is to be recast as LIP 2.0. From today's point of view, please outline the main features of the planned innovation.

A strategy paper will be prepared in the first phase of the LIP 2.0 process. The aim is to lay down the fundamental orientation of Hannover's self-image as an immigration city. In addition to terms with which we want to work, guidelines on which our coexistence is based, it also establishes a framework for the LIP 2.0, in which, for example, the duration of validity, target groups or the subsequent controlling are defined. This strategy paper is intended to provide a clear orientation for future work approaches. In the second phase of the process, it serves as a basis for the work on a catalogue of objectives and measures, which is dealt with by the established expert groups in a field-related manner

Wouldn't "participation concept" instead of LIP have been a better title?

LIP 2.0 is a working title that has recognition value, so it was chosen for the process. The basic etchings of the old LIP, such as the fact that Hannover sees itself as an immigration city, are a good starting point for me. What the new concept will be called is still completely open and it would certainly have met with a lot of criticism if the administration had already established a completely different title in advance.

The diversity of opinions, especially on terms, was already evident at the workshop of the experts and is currently evident in the online survey. The administration is openly involved in the participation process and looks forward to the different voices on this issue.

Verleihung Integrationspreis LIP 2.0
Verleihung Integrationspreis LIP 2.0

In addition to the LIP, there is currently the CEP and "Hannover cosmopolitan". How do the different projects intertwine?

The colleagues, who are responsible for the individual action concepts, are in close contact with each other and have also been represented in terms of content at the respective events. A representative of the CEP was elected to the experts "City Life and Culture" in order to work on the link. I would like to say that the interlocking of concepts is intended and desired. The concretisation will now take place in the working phase of lip 2.0 and will be reflected in the strategy paper as well as in the catalogue of objectives and measures. Here, too, we have to wait for the process, but I assume that we will come to a close link, because integration is a cross-cutting issue and the cultural sector has a very special role to play in this context, which we must use.

The city administration will be rebuilt by July 2020. At the line level, this will also affect you. What's next for the LIP?

The common roadmap for the LIP 2.0 has been established and is already being implemented. The expert groups have started their work and a strategy paper will be prepared. First of all, this is all independent of the reorganization of the department.

Welt-in-Hannover.de bedankt sich herzlich für die tolle Unterstützung bei den vielen ehrenamtlichen Helferinnen und Helfern, sowie zahlreichen Organisationen und hofft auf weitere gute Zusammenarbeit.

Schirmherrin des Projekts Welt-in-Hannover.de ist Frau Doris Schröder-Köpf, Landesbeauftragte für Migration und Teilhabe.

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