Our links focus on information services and organisations from Germany, including public institutions concerned with vocational training and economy.
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The apprenticeship toolbox offers resources to policy learning, policy experimentation and practice development by collecting and combining the apprenticeship system key building blocks from the five countries Austria, Denmark, Germany, Luxembourg and Switzerland running successful apprenticeship systems. It is developed by the five national vocational education and training (VET) authorities in order to promote the development of apprenticeship and dual based vocational education and training supporting the European alliance of Apprenticeship and is co-funded by the Erasmus+programme in the European Union.
Central Agency for Continuing Vocational Education and Training in the Skilled Crafts (ZWH)
Zentralstelle für die Weiterbildung im Handwerk - ZWH
The ZWH is a nationwide aktive service provider for all skilled crafts educational institutions. It is supported by the chambers of skilled crafts, regional associations and the German Confederation of Skilled Crafts.
German reference point for quality assurance in vocational education and training (VET)
DEQA-VET is part of a European network of National Quality Assurance Reference Points. Their purpose is to foster the development of a common understanding of quality assurance and its application in vocational education and training (VET). DEQA-VET functions as the German network node and is thus the national platform for quality assurance and quality development in VET.
Deutsche Welle (DW) is Germany's international broadcaster. DW conveys Germany as a nation rooted in European culture and as a liberal, democratic state based on the rule of law. DW is known for its in-depth, reliable news and information and promotes exchange and understanding between the world's cultures and people.
The Germany portal "deutschland.de" is a service of the German Federal Foreign Office.
deutschland.de offers multilingual services primarily targeting international users. Eight sections (Germany at a glance, politics, business, culture, life, knowledge, environment, blog) offer access to topics that are important to people in Germany.
The central priority of economic policy - and therefore of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy - is to lay the foundations for economic prosperity in Germany and to ensure that this prosperity is spread broadly throughout the population.
Education and research are the foundations for our future. The promotion of education, science and research by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research represents an important contribution to securing Germany's prosperity.
DESTATIS provides and disseminates statistical information which has to be objective, independent and of high quality. The federal statistics are available to everybody: politicians, authorities, businesses and citizens. DESTATIS is a neutral service provider for the Federal Government.
The purpose of the ZDH is to reach a consensus on all major issues in crafts policy. It represents the overall interests of the skilled crafts sector vis-à-vis the Bundestag, the Federal Government and other central authorities, the European Union and international organisations.
The German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) is Germany's network for foreign policy. As an independent, nonpartisan, and nonprofit membership organisation, think tank and publisher the DGAP has been promoting public debate on foreign policy in Germany for almost 60 years.
DQR is an instrument for classifying the qualifications of the German education system. The website informs about the objectives and structure of the DQR, the allocated qualifications and the advantages for learners, employees, companies, educational institutions and training providers.
The website of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs is available in English.
German Office for International Cooperation in Vocational Education and Training (VET)
GOVET's objective is to strengthen coherence of German international cooperation in VET. GOVET is a supporter of the Federal Government in the field of international VET cooperation and a contact for VET-stakeholders from all over the world.
The Institute for Employment Research (IAB) conducts research on the labour market in order to advise political actors at all levels in a competent manner. IAB is the research institute of the Federal Employment Agency.
iXPOS is the contact platform that steers all inquiries about Germany through the right channels. The goal is to make Germany and its domestic market more transparent to foreign companies interested in Germany as a location for their businesses.
The website was initiated by the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy an provides information about Germany in the following areas: Marketplace Germany, Market Entry, Business Sectors, Contacts and Networks, European Union (EU) Service Market. iMOVE is a member of iXPOS.
Kooperation international is part of the strategy of the Federal Government for the Internationalisation of Science and Research, coordinated by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
Kooperation international provides an overview of the German research and innovation systems and the variety of international cooperations in education, research, knowledge and innovation. iMOVE is a partner organisation of Kooperation international.
Make it in Germany is the official website for international qualified professionals. It informs people interested in migrating to Germany how to successfully plan their move – from the preparations in their home country right through to their arrival and first steps in Germany.
The "Recognition in Germany" portal provides information about the possibilities of having foreign vocational certificates recognised in Germany. The unique feature of the website is the "Recognition Finder": Those seeking advice only need a few clicks and this online tool will name the competent authority for their application.
Recognition in Germany is available in 11 languages.