On January 18, the network members gathered in the cultural centre „Moritzbastei“ to bring themselves up to date about the most recent developments within the project “Welcome to Leipzig”.

The event started with a review about the results of the project year 2016, e.g. the launch of the new web platform (which you are visiting right now), the organization of several events (cultural workshops, an international summer party etc.) and the translation of many documents into English for the project partners.

In the following, different stakeholders gave short presentations on the situation of refugees in Leipzig, the plans for a new welcome centre lead by the City of Leipzig, the current Resident Registration Act and on pensions for international researchers.

Later on, the guests had the possibility of getting to know each other better over a cup of coffee and some snacks and to inform themselves about different topics at information desks.

Overall, it was a fruitful afternoon and a good start of the new project year 2017.