Chancellor Merkel visits Duisburg-Marxloh
In the third Public Dialogue, Chancellor Angela Merkel will discuss the quality of Life in Germany with around 60 residents of Duisburg-Marxloh.
After Berlin in June and Rostock in July so now Duisburg : The German Chancellor Angela Merkel, meets around some 60 residents at the third Public Dialogue. Whilst in Rostock students spoke to the Chancellor about their life, Duisburg-Marxloh will see the coming together of people who are engaged in very different ways to support their community. Representatives of the churches, the mosque, from the local economy as well as social and educational support organisations as well as honorary active citizens
A district with special challenges
Marxloh in the North of Duisburg North is one of the districts that face special challenges, due to structural changes in over the past decades,. The retreat of the coal and steel industries since the 1970s and 1980s has brought major changes, that still influence Marxloh: the loss of jobs, declining purchasing power and the moving away of an economically stable population. Approximately 64 percent of Marxloh has an immigrant background. The district is heavily affected by the influx from South Eastern Europe: Currently 92 groups with different linguistic, religious and cultural orientation live in Marxloh. Against this background, those citizens discussing with the Chancellor, will share their own personal views, on a good life in Germany.