A calypso band featuring musicians from around the world provided a musical backdrop to the reading in Kulturhaus Würth. (Photo: Hans Neukircher Neale)

Würth believes that the integration of refugees is a key socio-political responsibility. Akademie Würth supports a large number of activities aimed at helping refugees integrate themselves into the labor market. They include language courses, such as the summer courses held at vocational schools in Künzelsau and Öhringen, internships, the financing of master’s degree programs, and integration courses. Würth used two events of nationwide significance to successfully highlight just how important jobs are to the integration of refugees: a panel discussion to mark the start of the Hannover Messe trade fair in April 2017 and a conference organized by the Friedrich-Ebert Foundation in Berlin in December.

Author Renate Hartwig held a workshop with refugee children in collaboration with the Council of Confidence of Adolf Würth GmbH & Co. KG. The resulting book was presented at Freie Schule Anne-Sophie. A football integration project organized by the Künzelsau town authorities together with the Georg-Wagner school and Ganerben Gymnasium high school benefited from financial support provided by the Würth Foundation. Würth took part in the “welcome culture” action week organized by the Welcome Center of the Heilbronn-Franconia business region with a reading performed by Iranian author Shida Bazyar at Kultur­haus Würth.

» I believe that immigration also offers a great opportunity for our country. Many of the people coming here are educated and highly motivated, including academics and doctors. They are a real asset to us. «
Reinhold Würth