The project

Do you want to work in Brandenburg or Poland and want to know about professions there? Are you looking for a professional education or professional training in the neighboring country? Do you need information on your professional recognition across the Oder? Do you want to compare professions across the border and asses working conditions. The “EUROJOB- Viadrina” platform offers all relevant information you need in relation to the labor market, professional education, jobs and mobility in the border region of Brandenburg and Poland.

  • Objectives
  • Background

Objectives of the project

The online portal “EUROJOB” offers an overview of the regional labor market in the Polish German regions "Pro Europa Viadrina" and "Spree-Neiße-Bober". The platform addresses mainly to mobile school leavers, job and education seekers, employers and other labour market experts, who are interested in getting education or working in the neighboring country.

The portal contains comprehensive information on types of apprenticeships, job descriptions and procedures related to recognition of professional and academic qualifications both sides of the Oder. The main focus of the EUROJOB is on the areas of Health & Social Affairs, New Media & IT, Skilled Crafts, Tourism, Metal & Electric as well as freight Forwarding & Logistics.

Project Background

The cross-border labour market in the Euroregions "Pro Europa Viadrina" and "Spree-Neiße-Bober" offers numerous perspectives for people, who are looking for opportunities to learn and work abroad. Tn the last few years this range has been expanded as result of the full free movement of workers for polish citizens since 1 May 2011.

The main goal of the project EUROJOB Viadrina is to link together the labour and education markets on the both sides of Oder stronger than before. The project aims to offer assistance in solving existing problems in both countries, such as the shortage of skilled professionals.

History

The cross-border labour market in the Euroregions "Pro Europa Viadrina" and "Spree-Neiße-Bober" offers numerous perspectives for people, who are looking for opportunities to learn and work abroad.

The Web portal should open the doors to the neighboring country for everyone concerned. In this order the platform offers information about competent contact persons and links as well as comprehensive information on occupations of the most important economic sectors. Thus supports not only the establishment of the common European labor market but also arouses the interest in education and apprenticeship on european level.

Scope

The EUROJOB platform offers all relevant information you need in relation to the labor market, professional education, jobs and mobility abroad. 

  • information on local contact persons
  • useful links
  • information on groups of profession

 

 

Tasks 

  • development of a comprehensive German-Polish vocational education and training atlas in six key sectors
  • network activities through conferences, workshops and study tours
  • development of a German-polish career guide for students, trainings on career guidance for students
  • cross-border enterprise excursions for students and teacher
  • news from the area and newsletter
  • PR activities for the project

The continuousness of a project will be conceptually established from the project beginning.

Information of recognition

By introducing the Act on improving the process of detection and recognition of qualifications acquired abroad (in the text of BQFG) the federal government intends to make qualifications obtained abroad more transparent and useful to the German labor market.

This act allows professionals who gained their qualification abroad to find easier positions in Germany with this qualification. Especially migrants, who have brought a professional degree from abroad, can be better integrated into the German labor market. Employers can better recognize what kind of qualifications the applicants or employees with foreign degrees are having.

The new law includes an evaluation procedure for professions acquired in foreign education systems.. The intention is the determination of equivalence, but not the issuing of a German certificate of qualification. The procedure includes passing an examination in order to keep the high level of the qualification gained in Germany on the one hand and to determine the level of "know how" acquired abroad on the other hand.

The portal "Anerkennung in Deutschland (Recognition of qualifications in Germany)" provides information about how and where to apply for recognition of professional qualifications acquired outside Germany.

 

Recognition of professional qualifications in Poland


Recognition of professional qualifications in Poland is regulated by a number of laws. More detailed information can be found here in German and in polish.

Kofinanziert aus Mitteln des Europäischen Fonds für regionale Entwicklung
Operationelles Programm zur grenzübergreifenden Zusammenarbeit Polen - Wojewodschaft Lubuskie - Brandenburg 2007-2013
IHK Projektgesellschaft mbH
Wojewódzki Zakład Doskonalenia Zawodowego w Gorzowie Wlkp.