There are various reasons to leave your homeland and settle permanently in a foreign country: In the worst case, you will be (politically) persecuted at home. Or you can hope for a better education elsewhere (for yourself or your children) or be offered a well-paid job in another country.

This process of migration between two countries is called migration. It is a major challenge for everyone and is often associated with a loss of social and cultural capital. A loss of social capital means that grown social networks break down and thus emotional support in everyday life is lost. A loss of cultural capital means losses in the field of education, which brings a benefit in the social network of relationships. This also includes knowledge of cultures and traditions, for example in the education of children in the country of migration. While this is well known in the country of origin (homeland), it remains an unknown quantity in the (at least initially) foreign country.

Migration includes, on the one hand, emigration, emigration or leaving one's known homeland and, on the other hand, immigration, immigration to a – more or less – unknown country.

In Liechtenstein, there are various projects for successful immigration that are aimed at women. However, few for men. Männerfragen would like to become more active and involved in this area in the coming years; for the man and his family, who are new to Liechtenstein and still unfamiliar with our cultures, traditions and values.

Being a father in Liechtenstein (analogous to being a father in Switzerland), for example on the following questions:

  • How has your role as a father changed in Liechtenstein compared to your country of origin?
  • What do other fathers think about their role as fathers in Liechtenstein?
  • How can you gain experience so that you can better fulfill your role as a father?