During the last year the amount of refugees and asylum seekers has increased tremendously all over the world. Many refugees arrived in Germany asking for help and integration. Politicians were challenged to offer educational programs in particular for the young, (un-) accompanied minors. In Bavaria an extensive vocational education program has been developed and started to be established under tremendous time pressure. However, the implementation process challenges government officials, principals, teachers as well as social workers. Results of our Delphi-Study confirm that these groups of agents had to deal with many problems, but also perceive great opportunities. In this paper chances and problems of implementing this vocational education program all over Bavaria are discussed in the light of organizational approaches. The results show that typical phases of unfreezing, moving and refreezing emerged simultaneously. Currently, we see many indicators of the moving phase and some of the refreezing phase. However, it is not possible to predict the end of the refreezing phase.

DOI: 10.1007/s11612-016-0329-3
ISSN: 2366-6145