In cooperation with the Christliches Jugenddorfwerk Deutschland (CJD), one of Germany's largest social and educational organizations, Deichmann is investing €200,000 in an educational project for the professional integration of refugees. Deichmann has financed projects for refugees since 2015 with donations of more than €1 million. The recently presented project, running for 18 months, aims to prepare refugees who have passed their period of compulsory schooling, for joining into a working environment in Germany. Due to language barriers and bureaucratic obstacles, it is not that straightforward to integrate them in the German employment market with proper training.