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Welcome- and ServiceCenter

Is Essen your new home? Do you have a lot of questions and are you looking for answers? Then you have come exactly to the right place!

Welcome- and ServiceCenter

EUROPE DIRECT Essen

You are an EU-citizen and have been moved from another EU-member state to Essen? In case you have any questions about your EU-rights, e.g. the freedom of establishment or the freedom to travel, feel free to contact the local information center EUROPE DIRECT. You find it at the adult education center on the Burgplatz. In addition to online information as the newsletter or the website EUROPE DIRECT offers you publications free of charge to relevant European topics, events and advices.

EUROPE DIRECT Essen

First steps

  • is possible for any citizen of a member state of the European Union (EU) at any Bürgeramt (Citizen Centre).
  • must be done by citizens of any other state (non-EU country) with the Aliens Authority.

Important notes, advisory service and assistance for new immigrants

Migrant organisations in Essen

In our city, there are around 100 active migrant organisations. These associations reach many residents with a variety of original backgrounds and cultures, and are often the first point of contact for many everyday questions.

Migrant organisations in Essen

RAA/Office for Intercultural Affairs

The RAA (Regional Employment Office for Supporting Children and Young People from Immigrant Families) / Büro für interkulturelle Arbeit (Office for Intercultural Affairs) serves institutions and specialist services as a point of contact in matters relating to intercultural integration. It provides assistance in matters relating to schools, initiates integration projects using the available network structures, and organises events and further training courses on current topics.

Further information on RAA/Office for Intercultural Affairs