Katarina Niewiedzial has been the Commissioner of the Berlin Senate for Integration and Migration since May 2019. Her main tasks are to help shape the migration and integration policy of the Berlin Senate and coordinating the policy area with other parts of the administration in the state of Berlin. The aim is to give migrants and refugees the opportunity to participate equally in all areas of social and economic life.
Before taking up her current post, she was the Commissioner for Integration of Berlin’s largest district, Pankow, from 2014 to 2019. In this function, she initiated Welcome Center Pankow, a service agency offering comprehensive assistance to new arrivals.
Between 2007 and 2014 she was Executive Director of the think tank Das Progressive Zentrum.