Conference Information:



'Is it easier to be a Turk in Berlin or a Pakistani in Bradford?'  

Report Launch and Panel Discussion


Date: 8 June 2004

Location: Kreuzberg Museum, Adalbertstraße 95A , 10999 Berlin


Commissioned by the Anglo-German Foundation journalists Roger Boyes , Germany Correspondent of the London Times and Dorte Huneke , freelance journalist in Berlin, explored the ethnic communities in Bradford and Berlin. Their snapshots of the Pakistani Community in Bradford and the Turkish Community in Berlin now form part of a new comparative study. The main results will be presented to the press in the presence
of representatives of both communities.


Colourful profiles of migrants shed light on the history and the new options opening up for ethnic minorities in both Britain and Germany. The report is timely: launched ahead of the European elections, it touches on some of Europe's most sensitive issues – immigration, citizenship and ethnic identity.


HE Sir Peter Torry, Ambassador of the United Kingdom in Germany, will give the welcoming address.


The report will be the focus of a panel discussion with experts on migration, politicians and community representatives.


The panelists:

Günter Piening, Commissioner for Integration and Migration Berlin

Eren Ünsal, Spokeswoman Migration Council Berlin-Brandenburg

Neco Celik, Berlin film director

Irfan Ajeeb, film critic and director of Bradford's “Bite the Mango”-festival

Anila Baig, journalist from Bradford


The audience:

Representatives of the British-Pakistani Community Bradford, representatives of the Turkish-German Community Berlin drawn from the world of politics, culture and business.