Daniel Tietze - Secretary of State for Integration Berlin Senate
“People supporting refugees in Berlin are repeatedly forced to deal with topics such as the relocation or reunification of family members still staying in Greece or Turkey with their families. The complexity of the matter is costing energy and voluntary resources. We consider it as helpful to give the people living in Berlin the chance to inform themselves directly about the situation on site, ask questions, be heard and receive bundled knowledge in order to be empowered in their voluntary work as well here, in Germany. Especially within times where the European ideal is questioned by many, I consider it as important to enter into dialogue with countries on the European borders with a democratic minded civil society. A conference such as the one planned is highly suitable to do so. I support the intentions and I wish the organisers every success."