Minor e.V., a German migration research organization, and SIBIS Institut, a social research institute, are in the final stages of developing an online platform to support foreign workers in adjusting to life in Germany. The Digital Integration Assistant (DINTA) is the end-product of a research project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (www.bmbf.de).
Initially geared toward healthcare workers from the Philippines and Spain, DINTA offers a range of tools, including detailed guides on preparing to move to Germany and living and working in the country; fora for users to discuss various topics with their colleagues; a glossary of key terminology related to nursing; and a tool through which they can seek practical advice from mentors. The website offers content in three languages: English, German, and Spanish.
In order to make DINTA more responsive to the needs of its intended users, Minor e.V. is inviting newly arrived Filipino workers in Germany to participate in an online survey about their experiences preparing for their move to Germany. The survey may be completed at www.soscisurvey.de/dinta2 and takes around 15 minutes to complete. The survey is anonymous and Minor e.V. is assuring the public that it will keep information provided confidential. Respondents will also receive a free online app on completing the survey, as a token of thanks from Minor.
More information about the project is available at http://www.minor-kontor.de/forschung/dinta.