The Integration Contract is something that comes up again and again as a beacon in discussions about Germany’s immigration policy.
Just 10 years ago, it was seen as a panacea to prevent ghettoization and the creation of parallel societies.
The previous administration’s coalition agreement stated: “Integration contracts will state the measures needed to achieve successful integration into German society and the German labor market.”
What happened to that idea?
Little to nothing at all. Integration contracts were supposed to help integrate people more closely and yet all they did was create unnecessary disagreements. After only a few test runs, the project was quietly and secretly buried.