Diversity policy in employment and service provision - Case study: Frankfurt, Germany
Today, foreigners from 175 nations live in Frankfurt and make up one quarter of its population. The proportion with a migration background is 38% of the total population of the city. Frankfurt saw the necessity of integration and diversity policies quite early on and created a Department of Integration with an affiliated Office for Multicultural Affairs in 1989. These are engaged in fostering the integration of migrants and make efforts to change the municipality in order to better meet the demands of a heterogeneous population, as far as employment policy and provision of services are concerned.