The Integration Council is a democratically legitimized body that results from a primary election in which only immigrants can participate. People with or without an immigrant background can be elected, regardless of their citizenship - as individual candidates or as lists.
The Integration Council is committed to the social participation, integration and other concerns of immigrant people.
It fulfills an important cross-sectional function by ensuring that the interests of migrants are taken into account in political decisions in the city. Furthermore, it contributes to improving the situation of migrants in Hilden and thus helps to improve the coexistence of different cultures within our society.
Since 1994, the municipal code of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia has stipulated the formation of a migrant representative body. The election takes place on the same day as the municipal election. The Integration Council is composed of 12 elected representatives and one member of each parliamentary group represented in the Council (7 in total). All 19 members are entitled to vote. In addition, representatives of the welfare associations based in Hilden take part in the meetings in an advisory capacity. The Hilden Integration Council is a member of the NRW State Integration Council.
All information is available in the citizen information system.