Mis­sion State­ment AniKA

What do we stand for? 

Ani­KA — Ankom­men in Karl­sruhe (Arriv­ing in Karl­sruhe) is an alliance of actors work­ing on inte­gra­tion pol­i­cy in the city of Karl­sruhe. The aim of the Ani­KA alliance is to fur­ther devel­op the Karl­sruhe Wel­come Struc­ture and to estab­lish the Karl­sruhe Inte­gra­tion Path. Ani­KA pro­motes the attrac­tive aspects of Karl­sruhe to immigrants.

Ani­KA should be the first point of con­tact for all new­com­ers. Ani­KA should inform all new­com­ers quick­ly and pro­vide suit­able offers. The alliance aims to involve all actors in the city of Karl­sruhe who are in con­tact with immi­grants and con­nect them on an equal foot­ing. The alliance enrich­es its part­ners in their work by facil­i­tat­ing exchange. As a liv­ing and learn­ing alliance, the focus is on reg­u­lar exchange and joint devel­op­ment. The alliance mem­bers active­ly pro­mote vis­i­bil­i­ty and aware­ness of Ani­KA. Diver­si­ty, mul­ti­cul­tur­al­ism, and a com­mit­ment to essen­tial free and demo­c­ra­t­ic val­ues are first prin­ci­ple guide­lines for our work. Ani­KA speaks for alliance part­ners and immi­grants in pol­i­tics and empow­ers them by sup­port­ing their par­tic­i­pa­tion in the demo­c­ra­t­ic process.

What do we want to achieve?

The aim of our work is to give immi­grants sim­ple and clear sup­port and to make it eas­i­er for them to find their way around their new home. Ani­KA increas­es the vis­i­bil­i­ty and trans­paren­cy of the alliance part­ners’ offers in sim­ple lan­guage. Struc­tures of admin­is­tra­tion and pub­lic life should be under­stand­able. To this end, new offers are con­tin­u­ous­ly added in a con­stant exchange with admin­is­tra­tors and local politi­cians. Ani­KA strives to act as a bridge between those involved in inte­gra­tion pol­i­cy and their tar­get groups. Ani­KA enhances the work dri­ving inte­gra­tion pol­i­cy by cre­at­ing encoun­ters between immi­grants and oth­er inter­est­ed stakeholders.

How will we achieve it? 

Ani­KA has clear struc­tures and trans­par­ent deci­sion-mak­ing chan­nels. The net­work cre­ates a con­stant exchange of pro­fes­sion­al expe­ri­ence and a flat hier­ar­chy among alliance part­ners. In reg­u­lar alliance meet­ings, part­ners, through an inten­sive exchange of exper­tise, coor­di­nate a joint approach, devel­op com­mon top­ics, and dis­trib­ute essen­tial tasks. For exam­ple, work­ing groups could be set up ded­i­cat­ed to spe­cif­ic top­ics such as the job mar­ket, inte­gra­tion, under­stand­ing admin­is­tra­tive struc­tures or admin­is­tra­tive respon­si­bil­i­ties, or cul­tur­al education.

Ani­KA man­age­ment pre­pares alliance meet­ings in coop­er­a­tion and in close coor­di­na­tion with the Ani­KA steer­ing group and com­mu­ni­cates the results to all part­ners. The goals of Ani­KA are sup­port­ed by alliance part­ners who are active­ly involved in devel­op­ing strate­gies and dis­sem­i­nat­ing AniKA’s work.

How do you become a member?

Indi­vid­u­als and orga­ni­za­tions are wel­come to become mem­bers as long as they are involved in immi­gra­tion and inte­gra­tion, share AniKA’s goals and val­ues, and are will­ing to reg­u­lar­ly work with­in the alliance. The Ani­KA mis­sion state­ment is the basis of coop­er­a­tion and is sup­port­ed and lived by all members.

Inte­gra­tion part­ners can be insti­tu­tions, author­i­ties, agen­cies, clubs, asso­ci­a­tions and oth­er non-com­mer­cial providers. The steer­ing group decides on new alliance mem­bers. These present them­selves in the alliance with a biog­ra­phy, which can also be viewed on the Ani­KA website.


The Ani­KA alliance enters into col­lab­o­ra­tive part­ner­ships with enter­pris­es, com­pa­nies and foun­da­tions that sup­port the alliance. Their offers can be viewed on the Ani­KA web­site, but they are not mem­bers of the Ani­KA alliance themselves.