International experience is becoming ever more important now that we are living in a world-wide economy. The programmes listed here are broadly intended for two different groups. On one hand they are to assist German professionals to get to know markets abroad, to acquire additional expertise and linguistic skills and thereby to extend their own professional perspectives. On the other these programmes have been devised for specialists and managers from developing countries, from Central and Eastern Europe and the former states of the Soviet Union. The aim is to provide participants with the skills needed to take the lead professionally and socially at home in their own countries and thus to contribute to the sustainable development of their nations.
From 10 November 2013 it is possible to apply for the ASA-Programme.
This year, ESCP Europe Business School Berlin awards for the first time partial scholarships specifically for female professionals and managers, employees of non-profit organizations and participants from Central and Eastern Europe. The partial scholarships are each worth 6,500 euros and will be awarded to participants of the General Management Programme.The General Management Programme is aimed at executives of all disciplines who would like to build the basics of state-of-the-art management know-how in order to qualify for future executive functions and managerial positions. The duration of the programme – including a kick-off day and a graduation ceremony – is only 10 months. It can easily be combined with full-time employment, as the modules take place in Berlin over three weeks only. In order to develop soft skills and intercultural competences, participants in Berlin, Madrid and London may join the optional module on “Problem Solving & Decision Making” at the ESCP Europe London Campus.
The portal backs up the new Recognition Act passed by the Federal Government by bundling all information relating to vocational recognition and by guiding persons with foreign vocational qualifications to the body responsible for their own particular case.
Tandem – A Cultural Managers Exchange Programme - Turkey-European Union - is a new initiative by Stiftung Mercator (Essen) and the European Cultural Foundation (Amsterdam) together with MitOst (Berlin), Anadolu Kültür (Istanbul) and Istanbul Bilgi University (Istanbul). It offers the chance for 15 cultural organisations based in Germany and other EU countries to create a co-production together with Turkish partner organisations specifically from Anatolian cities. The purpose of this project is to build long-term successful collaborations between cultural organisations/initiatives and cultural managers from Turkey, particularly from Anatolian cities, and EU countries, particularly from Germany, and to promote the project as an example of new exemplary collaboration.
You are a student or professional from Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia or Slovenia - and interested in an internship in the South? GLEN is a cooperation network with partners in 11 European countries. Together we are sending young committed students and professionals to internship projects related to development issues in the South. Find out more about this unique project and visit the GLEN website
A new voluntary service in the field of development policy set up by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) provides young people the possibility to work voluntarily in the field of development assistance in developing countries. Dependent on the length of their attendance volunteers will get a financial compensation for a 6 to 24 months period.
For further information see:
http://www.weltwaerts.de/ (website in German)
Close cooperation with cultural intermediary organisations
The new international volunteers' service "Culturewide" under the aegis of the German Federal Foreign Office offers young people from 18 to 26 the possibility, to commit themselves to the field of the German foreign cultural and educational policy. "Culturewide" is supported by the German Federal Office in cooperation with the German UNESCO-Commission. Amongst its cultural partner organisations are the Goethe-Institute (GI), the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the Pedagogic Exchange Service (PAD), the Federal Administrative Office - Central Department on School Systems abroad as well as the German Archeological Institute (DAI).
For application see: http://www.kulturweit.de/
Meeting the increasing request for commitment facilities in the field of development assistance abroad the working committee "Learning and Helping Overseas" ("Lernen und Helfen in Übersee") provides comprehensive information. The wide variety of information is supposed to encourage interested persons on dealing with questions of development assistance and cooperation abroad. Thus the information provided should facilitate the systematic search for individually apt commitment facilities in the field of development assistance abroad.
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The vocation preparatory programme for students encourages the development of professional leading skills in favour of sustainability. Within the line of the UN-programme "education in favour of sustainable development" the programme was awarded with a price.
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The European Neighbourhood programme is working for influence of civil society in policy reform and societal development in the Balkans, Kaliningrad, Moldova, Turkey, the Ukraine and countries of the Arab Mediterranean region.
"Tandem - Cultural Managers Exchange Programme" is an exchange initiative for partnership development across the EU and the European Neighbourhood - specifically operating with cultural managers from EU countries teaming up with cultural managers from Moldova, Ukraine and Turkey. In 2012 a pilot project involving cultural managers from selected Arab-Mediterranean countries will be started.
Metzler-Foundation supports in cooperation with Goethe-Institut 16 young academics without employment from Greece, Potugal and Spain. For four months the scholarship holders will join a crash course at Goethe-Institut in Frankfurt am Main.
Federal Employment Agency will support the young doctors, information scientists, scientists and engineers by finding a job.