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IAEVG Kongress in Madrid

Conference of International Education and Career Counseling (IAEVG) in Madrid offers interesting insights.

The IAEVG Conference was held in Madrid from 15 to 18 November 2016, at which the scientists and researchers of the University of Applied Labour Studies of the Federal Employment Agency (HdBA) presented their current projects and research results.

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International Day at the HdBA

The fascination of internship
This year, the International Office of the University of Applied Labour Studies of the Federal Employment Agency (HdBA) organized an International Day at the Mannheim and Schwerin Campus on 20 October. 
Under the motto "The fascination of internship", representatives of foreign labor administrations, speakers of the Central Foreign and Specialist Representation (ZAV), guests from cooperating universities, as well as tutors and students of the 2014 and 2016 grades met.
The aim of the event was to provide the participants with an overview of the various possibilities of an internship in the context of current labor market developments and to present the international activities of the University.

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InCounselling 50+

Innovative Counselling to Promote the Participation of People 50+ on the Labour Market and in Societal life.

The successful integration of persons 50+ into the European labor market is of great relevance. As part of the InCounselling50 + project, innovative and holistic consulting concepts are being developed for the company's vocational guidance and human resource management.
This includes the development of a curriculum as well as an online training in order to qualify professional and personnel consultants. Together with private partner companies, the developed solutions are to be piloted and evaluated.

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AMICO – An Alliance for Mobility Incoming and Outgoing

The Erasmusplus project AMICO aims to facilitate labour mobility among European countries. Proper labour mobility would enable to effectively tackle the mismatch of qualifications in Europe. AMICO wants to contribute to fill this gap, improving the provision of service and producing practical tools in support of people willing to mobilise.

In particular, AMICO will focus on geographical mobility in the ICT sector, a field where the mismatch is increasingly rising. Special attention will be given to the transferability of AMICO experience so that it can be easily replicated in all Member Countries and to different sectors. The corrective action of AMICO will lead to:

  • The design of a specialised curriculum in “Mobility Job Counsellor”
  • The development of a tool-kit aimed at analysing the competences and mobility needs expressed by enterprises and job seekers
  • The design and establishment of a Mobility Welcome Service (MWS), representing a guidance service and a physical point of contact between the mobility job counsellor and both job-seekers and employers interested in geographical labour mobility


The project leaders are Prof. Dr. Michael Scharpf and Prof. Dr. Bernd-Joachim Ertelt.
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