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About the project

Previously, through the Migration Advice Service (MBE) for adult immigrants, it was only possible to obtain advice in person at one of over 700 MBE Advice Centres throughout Germany. The project „MBE online - mbeon“ establishes two additional communication channels. On mbeon.de/en advice seekers can obtain information online. They also have the possibility to chat directly with a counselor from an advice centre by using our app „mbeon“.The participating adivce centers are currently limited to the federal states of Baden-Wurttemberg, Bavaria and North Rhine-Westphalia. In the course of the year 2019, the project will be extended to the entire federal territory.

Associations taking part in the pilot are the Bund der Vertriebenen (BdV) [Federation of Expellees], the German Caritas Association (DCV), der Deutsche Paritätische Wohlfahrtsverband (DPWV) [Parity Welfare Association] and the German Red Cross (DRK). The German Red Cross is responsible for coordinating the project. Additional sponsors of the MBE are invited to collaborate in the project.

"mbeon" is supported by the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF). Funds for implementing the project have been provided by the German Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community (BMI).