What is Together in Germany?

Together in Germany – Your community platform for all questions about life in Germany

On Together in Germany (TiG) you can meet people from your community. Here you can ask your questions about life in Germany, exchange ideas and network in a safe digital space.

The Forum is in 8 different languages: English, Arabic, Russian, Turkish, French, Farsi/Dari, Ukrainian and German

The Community Forum - Strong together!

Can my employer dismiss me if I fall ill? When do I get a permanent residence permit? Where can I find a free German course? And am I entitled to housing subsidies? Do you have these or other questions?

Then the TiG Forum is the right place for you!

You will get answers directly from the community. If the community members don't know what to do, our moderators will help you find an answer.

You don't have a specific question, but want to exchange ideas with other people from your community or share your experience and knowledge? Then sign up and get started!


TiG brings the advice directly to you!

Your question is very specific? The TiG moderators will direct you to professional consultants. We won't leave you alone with your question!


About the project

Exchange ideas with the community, network and find advice: On TiG you can find everything in one place! Behind the idea of Together in Germany are the creators of the information portal Handbook Germany, which informs people in eight languages about life in Germany. Because more and more people are turning to the Handbook Germany team with direct questions, they have now enlisted the support of TiG. The two projects work closely together.

TiG is a joint project of the New German Media Makers (Neue deutsche Medienmacher*innen e.V.), the Federal Association of Protestant Youth Social Work (BAG EJSA e.V.) and the German-speaking Society for Psychosocial Online Counseling (DGOB e.V.)

The TiG Team - From the Community for the Community

The community platform is accompanied by an international team that brings to the forum a broad knowledge on topics such as residence, law, social affairs, work, health, family and education.




Yara Almunaizel

Moderator English

Yara studied International Relations and Politics in Sweden and Scotland with a focus on the Mashreq region. She gained her first professional experience at various NGOs in Palestine / Israel. Before Yara came to TiG, she worked as a social worker with refugee children in Berlin. In her free time she organizes an annual Palestinian art and culture festival in Berlin.


Golshan Fayal

Moderator Farsi

Before Golshan came to TiG, she was a social worker for migrants and refugees (e.g. at the German Red Cross and trixiewiz e.V.). She has a lot of experience working as a consultant for women and volunteers in feminist collectives. During her studies of English linguistics, she discovered her passion for political theory and has since worked as a translator for critical literature.


Daniela Zuber
Moderator German

Before joining TiG, Daniela studied social work in Coburg and then worked as a migration counsellor in Brandenburg (including at the youth migration service of the Diakonie and the refugee counselling centre of Caritas). As a volunteer, she supports refugees in dealing with bureaucratic hurdles, as well as children and young people via chat in crisis situations at two non-profit organizations.


Su Parlak

Moderator Turkish

Su graduated from the Department of Sociology at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul. She completed her master's degree in 'Sociology - European Societies' at Freie Universität Berlin. At the Institute of Medical Sociology of Charité Berlin, she conducted research on migrant patients' access to the healthcare system. She worked in several NGOs and foundations, such as Stiftung Mercator, Türkischer Frauenverein in Berlin e.V., Kiron Open Higher Education for Refugees, Puduhepa e.V. - Women's Initiative for Solidarity, and Young Feminist Europe.

Osama Ramadan

Moderator Arabic

Osama studied business informatics, non-profit management, and public governance with a focus on civil society and NGOs, in Syria and Berlin. Before joining TiG Osama worked in various projects in the field of integration, social participation, and career counselling. Osama is interested topics such as: human rights, conflict management and political participation.


Sophie Wade

Moderator French

Sophie is from Senegal and received her doctorate in languages and cultures of Africa from the University of Cologne. She moved to Berlin in 2019 and worked as an editor for LoNam Magazine. Since empowerment and inclusion of people with a migratory experience are topics dear to her, she coordinated the community project Sprace2Grow. Sophie is also active in initiatives for the self-determination of refugees and migrants, as well as initiatives for development cooperation.


Project staff

Elona Beqiraj

Student employee

Elona studies political science and supports TiG in the area of public relations and networking. As an author, in her poetry collection "und wir kamen jeden sommer" (and we came every summer), she makes the feeling of being torn as well as the question of belonging and not belonging in Germany poetically tangible. She deals with anti-racism and is currently directing an activist art project for Gorki X at the Maxim Gorki Theater in memory of the victims of the NSU complex.


Mosjkan Ehrari

Project Coordinator

Mosjkan Ehrari is a journalist and filmmaker. Her journalistic career began in radio (RBB). This was followed by many years of work as an editor, radio writer and freelance foreign correspondent. She has realized numerous film projects in Germany, Azerbaijan, Iran, Afghanistan and Greece. In addition, she conceives and realizes projects as a director/VJ for foundations, NGOs and institutions and maintains a content-related and artistic cooperation with the Community Art Center in Mannheim (theater). For the Neue deutsche Medienmacher*innen she is a trainer/speaker in the data journalistic trainings of Google News Lab. She leads the project "Handbook Germany" and is co-project coordinator of TiG.


Sonia Vargas
Technical Program Management

Sonia was born in Colombia. She moved to Berlin in 2002 where she studied ethnology and Latin American studies at the Freie University Berlin. She worked as a volunteer coordinator in the field of refugee relief for 4 years.
Motivated by the vision of enabling meaningful projects to have a greater reach, she continued her education as a digital transformation manager. She worked as a consultant and IT project manager with a focus on building the digital reach for NGO’s. Since September 2022 she has been IT project manager for TiG.


Shubh Panwala

Student Assistant - Technical Support

Shubh studies computer science in Brandenburg and supports the team in overcoming all challenges in the technical area.