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COMPACT PLAYERS & ORGANISATIONS Federal Office for Migration and Refugees The Federal Office offers complete information on residence in Germany and makes decisions relating to applications for asylum. → bamf.de German Islam Conference Since 2006 a long-term dialogue between the German state and Muslims living in Germany known are Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, Forsa, has been in place in the form of the German Emnid, Infratest Dimap and Institut für Islam Conference (DIK). Demoskopie Allensbach. → deutsche-islam-konferenz.de Federal Employment Agency Federal Volunteer Service The national employment agency is responsible The service is geared towards women and men for job placement and employment promotion who want to get involved in working for the as well as financial compensation. common good – in a social, ecological or cultural → arbeitsagentur.de context or in sport, integration or civil protection and disaster response. Foundations → bundesfreiwilligendienst.de Germany has one of the highest densities of foundations in Europe. On a national average, National Action Plan for Integration there are 26 foundations for every 100,000 Germany seeks to achieve a high level of integ- inhabitants. The best known is Stiftung Waren- ration, which is why the topic has been a test, which tests and compares products on focal point of the Federal Government’s work behalf of the government. since 2005. An integration summit takes → stiftungen.org place annually. → bundesregierung.de Polling institutes Several established opinion polling institutes regularly survey Germans’ opinions and publish projections on election days. Among the best DIGITAL PLUS More information on all topics in this chapter – link lists with additional comments, articles, documents; plus more detailed information on terms such as demographic change, social security, intergenerational contract, equal rights, and standard of living. → tued.net/en/dig6