The DFB Foundation Egidius Braun has completed the refugee initiatives “1: 0 and 2: 0 for a welcome” after six and a half years. Since the first permit on 19 March 2015, the Braun Foundation has been able to positively modest the Federal Government Commissioner for Migration, Refugees and Integration and the Men’s national team 3773 funding requests. Around 2.36 million euros were paid to the football basis.

The organized football has helped with the integration of tens of thousands of refugees. “Whenever more and more refugee also arrived in Germany in 2014, politicians had to do all their hands full of organizing accommodations and food and to record the data of the people.

An overwhelming majority of our population helped. And especially I experienced activities in the football and Federal Governments clubs, “said Aydan Özoguz, today Vice-President of the German Bundestag and in the spring of 2015 State Minister in the responsibility as Commissioner of the Federal Government for Migration.

Initially, a majority of the clubs has paid a recognition premium of 500 euros. Sustainable successfully remained the initiative due to the paradigm shift in the spring of 2017.

Instead of helping football clubs on the basis of creating football offers for refugees, one adapted the initiative to the changed demand and now promoted in an individual level of the commitment of associations and associations, which opened the refugees access to education and professional offers.

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