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Integration as a lifestyle

Helpful networkers

Five passports in a hundred years – no other region has changed nationality as often as the Saarland. Maybe that’s why there is such an open-minded attitude to people moving here. Neighbourly assistance is also generally very evident. So, in the Saarland, you don’t need digital networks to make new contacts. You certainly don’t feel alone here. Indeed, Saarlanders were already networking before the word “internet” had been thought of.

Integration as a lifestyle

Integration as a lifestyle

Helpful networkers
For us 'Welcome to rich opportunities' is more than just a form of greeting. The open and uncomplicated manner of Saarlanders means it is easy for newcomers to make contacts.

Boundless European thinking and immigration for work have a long tradition here, so you experience a special welcoming culture in the Saarland. It facilitates the start for you and quickly gives you a feeling of belonging.

And there's more: everyone is accepted - that's why in the Saarland there are also strong lesbian and gay communities. There are good reasons for the Christopher Street Day with its annual parade through Saarbrücken town centre and the public memorial plaque for Madame Bardo, who, in her lifetime, campaigned strongly for the rights of homosexuals, symbols of equality and a self-evident approach to life.

Community life
Community life

Perfectly organised: club culture and volunteering

Nearly 400,000 Saarlanders are involved in clubs and organisations. In percentage terms, the Saarland is therefore among the top 5 of 16 federal regions as far as voluntary work is concerned.

No difficulty making contacts

No difficulty making contacts

Volunteering is often what makes great sports facilities in the clubs possible. In addition, the rich cultural life and the excellent standards in the field of emergency services, youth work, the health and social sector and in environmental protection and conservation would not be possible without volunteers.

10.000 clubs promote social interaction 10.000

clubs promote social interaction

Guide for new Saarlanders
Guide for new Saarlanders
Open to new ideas and people

Open to new ideas and people

Whether you come from Germany, an EU member state or elsewhere in the world - in Saarland, you are always welcome! Through the Saar Citizens' Services you have, for example, online access to the shared management portal of the Saarland regional government and the municipalities.

Use the Saar Welcome Centre as an online guide to all places that are important for your start in the region. Through Saar Citizens' Services you have, for example, access to the shared management portal of the Saarland regional government and the municipalities.

Important contacts & forms

Important contacts & forms

Quick access to working life

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