Recognizing skills

Promotion opportunities “low-skilled” persons

The opening of the social shears and shortage of specialized personnel show: Germany must finally start recognizing and making use of informally and non-formally acquired skills. Especially for people without a formal professional or higher education degree. Based on studies and practical examples, foreign and domestic, we illustrate how this might work. read more...

Advising learners

Every human has potential

In Germany, migrants less frequently engage in further learning and have fewer opportunities on the labour market. And this even though everyone bears competences and potential. It is our mission to campaign for a better educational counselling of people with migrant backgrounds – to ensure equal opportunities for everyone. read more...

Everyone can do something

Competences for all - Discover. Develop. Acknowledge.

We make continuing education opportunities and deficits transparent, down to the regional level. In cooperation with science, practice, politics and the economy, we develop and test concepts for better educational guidance, validation of competences and the use of participant-oriented forms of learning. read more...

Child poverty

Tackling child and family poverty effectively

One child in five grows up in the risk of poverty in Germany. Poverty is the main factor that places children at risk of being deprived of educational opportunities and participation. Although children have the right for a socially inclusive minimum standard of living, previous political measures were not able to reduce or tackle child poverty. So far, taken actions do not reach the families who need it most. read more...

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About the Project

Vocational Training: Opportunities for Everyone

The “Vocational Training: Opportunities for Everyone” initiative promotes reforms targeting greater flexibility of vocational training in Germany. Because everyone should have the chance to develop their skills and talents, vocational training should address a broader spectrum of capabilities among youths. read more...