Projects are an essential part of our work. In 2011 and 2012, we initiated the following projects:


Promotion of language and advancement of study for the integration of unaccompanied minor refugees (UMR’s) into the German school and educational system

In March 2012 the project "Promotion of language and advancement of study for the integration of unaccompanied Minor Refugees (UMR’s) into the German school and educational system "was begun as a cooperative effort between the Institut für Sprachen and Felsberger Institut e.V.. This project is aimed at the medium-term preparation or promotion of school and learning opportunities for unaccompanied minor refugees entering the German educational system. This includes the design of a concept for language proficiency and learning analysis for the target group UMF in the languages Arabic, Somali, Amharic, Tigrinya, Dari and Kurdish; the implementation of preparatory language courses and language courses during school-time; and the vocational training of students during the preparatory period, as well as during the period of study.

The project is accompanied by scientific research into the legal position of UMR's and their academic situation, with the intent of providing information that will further political action and other activities in the realm of civil society.

The project is funded by the European Refugee Fund (ERF) of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) and has a total term of three years until the end of February 2015.



Establishment of a German language and information centre in Gaziantep, Turkey: Alman Dili ve Danismanlik Merkezi

"Alman Dili ve Danismanlik Merkezi" (ADDM, The German Language and Information Centre) was established in Gaziantep, eastern Turkey, in January 2009. The aim of this project is to pre-integrate family members emigrating from Turkey to Germany by providing the language and regional information which they need. In this way, language training can be built up stepwise in order to cover proficiency levels A1 to C1. University and business collaborations may also be initiated and guided. Besides providing competent language and regional advice, we also undertake to advise highly qualified individuals who would like to find employment in the EU.

This project is to be accompanied by a research study during which a survey will be conducted of the origin and whereabouts of immigrants during the pre-integration project and the ensuing integration process in Germany.

The project is funded by the European Integration Fund (EIF) through the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) and will run for three years, until the end of 2011.

“Anfal”- Project with the Ministry of Martyrs and Anfal Affairs (MOMAA) of the Kurdish Regional government in northern Iraq

This project is devoted to the rehabilitation from the chemical gas attacks of the Iraqi regime under Saddam Hussein on the Kurdish people in 1988 – known in Kurdistan as the “Anfal Campaigns”. It is being conducted in collaboration with diverse local and international partners.

Through the targeted support of public relations and the documentation of the ministry, the project aims to showcase the topic of the Kurdish genocide and make it known internationally and to design together the scope of a documentary adaptation.

As groundwork for this project, the documentary film “Anfal 2.0” was produced in 2008. (Producers: Ari Karakus, Fernando Vargas and Hartmut Quehl). This film may be borrowed from the Felsberger Institut e.V..

Trailer Anfal 2.0 (ca 72 MB)


A community based project for language development and in particular fostering the language development of children and youth (GOP)

The aim of this project is to design a holistic and sustainable concept for inter-institutional language education, instruction and fostered development, that is to be conducted within a community in a particular region.

The plan is to develop and implement this project in a selected community in collaboration with the local kindergartens, primary and secondary schools and thereby create a model which can be an example for similar communities in other parts of Germany.

Further decisions are expected to be taken about the project in summer 2010.

Summer School on “Migration” from 9 to 21 August 2010 (with programme and link to DAAD)

The summer school will be held in co-operation with the Institut für Sprachen (IfS) in Kassel. It lasts two weeks with 30 teaching periods per week. The meetings will consist of a mixture of seminars, plenaries, excursions and group work.

The number of participants is limited to 15. The summer school will be held in English. The three main themes are “Refugeeism”, “Work and education” and “Family reunification and migration for marriage purposes”. Each of these sub-areas will be explored with regard to motive and impact.

The requirements for participation are English proficiency of at least a B2 level and the willingness to work in groups. Participants will be provided in advance with a reader. Knowledge of its contents will be assumed at the start of the summer school. A certificate will be awarded at the end of the summer school.

Further information is available on request from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Concept Summer School Migration_English.pdf

Programmplanung Migration_Englisch.pdf

Link to: DAAD-Summer School Page

1st Felsberger Institut e.V. Workshop-Conference on Eritrean Studies, 8 – 12 September 2010

In September 2010, Felsberger Institut e.V. will host an international workshop for the first time, at which academics and experts will discuss the current status of research on Eritrea and and mark out future lines of research.

The meetings will be held over four days at “Die Ruthen” seminar venue and guesthouse in Felsberg. As the number of participants is limited, application is only possible after consulting the conference team.

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Conference programme (PDF)

Registration Form (doc)

Call for papers-1.pdf