Michaela Schmitt-Reiners

Michaela Schmitt-Reiners is the Managing Director of the Verband binationaler Familien und Partnerschaften, iaf e.V. (Association of Bi-National Families and Partnerships) for North Rhine-Westphalia. She supports eight regional groups, is responsible for networking and further training, conducts political lobby work, and manages projects (currently www.bilderimkopf.eu). The association campaigns for legal and social equality, regardless of a person’s skin color or cultural origins. She advises social and educational policy decision makers on giving greater consideration to intercultural living environments, campaigns for the recognition and promotion of multilingualism in families, kindergartens, schools, and public institutions and provides further training on intercultural competence for multipliers within education.