The municipal workshop responded to this trend by supporting migrants and migrant organisations (MOs) as actors in their own right. The workshop answered questions such as: What topics do MOs work on that go beyond issues of asylum and migration policy? What good practice examples are available for the work of migrants and migrant organisations at the local level in Germany? What specific contribution toward achieving the SDGs do migrants in Germany make? The agenda also included lectures on topics such as discrimination and racism, as well as a presentation on the MiGlobe project, which makes the experiences and perspectives of migrant actors available to municipalities.
Participants were able to jointly work out what frameworks municipalities need to put in place in order to promote civil society engagement by migrants. The workshop also gave participants an opportunity to reflect critically on their own routines, and identify ways for migrants to contribute their own expertise and perspectives to local policymaking processes.
The municipal workshop is synchronised with the cycle of ASA Municipal projects, which provide a Germany-wide platform for dialogue, debate and the development of practical strategies for achieving the SDGs.