Links to Germany

Our links focus on information services and organisations from Germany, including public institutions concerned with vocational training and economy.

    Apprenticeship toolbox

    Apprenticeship toolbox

    The apprenticeship toolbox offers a resource base conducive to policy learning, policy experimentation and practice development by collecting and combining the apprenticeship system key building blocks from the five countries running successful apprenticeship systems (Austria, Denmark, Germany, Luxemburg, Switzerland).

    The toolbox provides a structured and searchable overview of key features of the apprenticeship systems and how they are implemented in the five countries and users may access key documents and materials  and find links for further reading and insights for each of the apprenticeship systems, which national stakeholders use in developing, adapting, running and supporting a dynamic apprenticeship system.

    ⇒ The website is available in English.

    DEQA-VET

    DEQA-VET

    German reference point for quality assurance in vocational education and training (VET).

    DEQA-VET actively engages in networking VET actors and institutions in Germany. As a point of contact and service office for questions relating to all aspects of quality assurance and quality development in VET.

    ⇒ DEQA-VET is available in English.

    Deutsche Welle (DW)

    DW

    Deutsche Welle (DW) is Germany's international broadcaster.

    ⇒ DW is available in 30 languages.

    deutschland.de

    deutschland.de

    Your link to Germany - Information, service, dialogue

    ⇒ Deutschland.de is available in ten languages.

    DISCO - European Dictionary of Skills and Competencies

    DISCO

    Online thesaurus that currently covers more than 104,000 skills and competence terms and approximately 36,000 example phrases.

    ⇒ DISCO is available in 15 languages.

    Eduserver

    Eduserver

    German Education Server. Eduserver is a guide to education in Germany. It provides access and background information regarding the German education system and its international context.

    ⇒ Eduserver is available in English.  

    Facts about Germany

    Facts about Germany

    The portal with up-to-date statistics, facts and information about Germany.

    ⇒ Facts about Germany is available in 14 languages.

    Federal Foreign Office

    Federal Foreign Office

    The Federal Foreign Office represents Germany's interests to the world. It promotes international exchange and offers protection and assistance to Germans abroad.

    ⇒ The website is available in seven languages.

    Federal Government

    Federal Government

    The website offers information on the federal government inlcuding the federal institutions.

    ⇒ The website is available in English and French.

    Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB)

    Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training BIBB

    The institute's mandated tasks include conducting research on vocational education and training, developing vocational education and training, serving in an advisory capacity and providing services.

    iMOVE is part of the international department at the BIBB.

    ⇒ BIBB is available in English.

    Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

    Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

    The Ministry’s policy is guided by the principles of the social market economy, which have proven very successful, and particularly so in times in which the economic environment has not been so favourable. A forward-looking economic policy is about creating lasting prospects for greater employment, investments, and growth in Germany.

    ⇒ The website is available in English and French.

    Federal Ministry of Education and Research

    Federal Ministry of Education and Research

    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.

    ⇒ The website is available in English.

    Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

    Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

    The Ministry's core functions are to create a strong framework for more jobs, promote social inclusion and maintain stable social security systems.

    ⇒ The website is available in English.  

    Federal Statistical Office (DESTATIS)

    DESTATIS

    The Federal Statistical Office is the institution to contact first for official data on the society, the economy, the environment and the state.

    ⇒ DESTATIS is available in English.

    German VET System

    BIBB - German VET system

    Information on the German vocatrional education and training (VET) system – on its success factors, its structure and components as well as on challenges and future topics for the further development of the system.

    ⇒ The website is part of Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) and available in English.

    German Bundestag

    German Bundestag

    The German Bundestag is the national parliament of the Federal Republic of Germany.

    ⇒ The website is available in 19 languages.

    German Confederation of Skilled Crafts (ZDH)

    ZDH

    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.

    ⇒ Part of the website is available in English.

    German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP)

    German Council on Foreign Relations

    The German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) is committed to fostering impactful foreign and security policy on a German and European level that promotes democracy, peace, and the rule of law. The nonpartisan organization’s members and research have continued to shape the debate on foreign policy issues in Germany.

    ⇒ The website is available in English.

    German Qualifications Framework (DQR)

    DQR

    The DQR is an instrument for classifying the qualifications of the German education system. As a national implementation of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF), the DQR accords due consideration to the specific characteristics of the German education system and assists to make equivalences and differences between qualifications more transparent and to use this as a vehicle for supporting permeability and mobility.

    ⇒ DQR is available in English.

    GTAI Germany Trade & Invest

    GTAI

    Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI) is the economic development agency of the Federal Republic of Germany.

    ⇒ GTAI is available in four languages.

    GOVET

    GOVET

    German Office for International Cooperation in Vocational Education and Training (VET)

    GOVET is the point of contact for national and international VET cooperation stakeholders. GOVET operates within three core areas to implement its policy remit.

    Some tools:

    • Glossaries und translations
    • International VET cooperation
    • Films about VET
    • VET in Germany
    • Presentations on the German VET system

    ⇒ The website is available in English.

    How to Germany

    How to Germany

    How to Germany is an information resource for expatriates in Germany and provides information on living and working in Germany as a foreigner.

    ⇒ How to Germany is available in English.

    Institute for Employment Research (IAB)

    IAB

    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.

    ⇒ The website is available in English.

    iXPOS - The German Business Portal

    iXPOS

    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. iMOVE is a member of iXPOS.

    ⇒ iXPOS is available in English.

    Kooperation international

    Kooperation international

    The online platform “Kooperation international“ offers in-depth information on international cooperation activities in the field of education, research and innovation.

    iMOVE is a partner organisation of Kooperation international.

    ⇒ The website is available in English.

    Make it in Germany

    Make it in Germany

    Make it in Germany is the official website for international qualified professionals.

    ⇒ The website is available in 14 languages.

    Recognition in Germany

    Recognition in Germany

    Information portal of the German government for the recognition of foreign professional qualifications.

    ⇒ Recognition in Germany is available in 11 languages.

    ReferNet

    ReferNet

    ReferNet is the European information network in the field of vocational education. The reports and analyses by ReferNet Germany provide information on various aspects of the German VET system.

    ⇒ The website is available in English.