BWP 4/2018

International mobility

Coverbild: BWP 4/2018

International mobility of learners is in increasing demand in the wake of global networking. What are the associated expectations? What benefits can be derived from a period spent abroad from the point of view of individuals, companies and educational establishments, and which hurdles can sometimes impede practical implementation? This issue of BWP addresses these issues, presents relevant findings from research and academic studies and portrays a range of different practical concepts and experiences relating to the promotion and implementation of international mobility.


Vocational education and training in figures

Ulrike Schröder

Going abroad with Erasmus+ – which occupations are the most mobile?

Special Focus

“I am optimistic that Europe will benefit from the Erasmus generation”

Interview with Petra Kammerevert, Chair of the European Parliament Committee on Culture and Education

Klaus Fahle

The changing nature of international mobility in vocational education and training

Objectives, strategies and narratives

Berthold Hübers; Jan Kröll

Stays abroad in vocational education and training

Scope, benefits and support requirements

Andreas Diettrich; Franka Marie Becker

Cross-border skilled worker training in the Southern Baltic

Curriculum development and recognition issues

Susanne Timmermann

“Training Worldwide” – learning beyond the borders of Europe

Tamara Moll

“Vocational education and training without borders”

How the adventure of a practical placement abroad makes VET more attractive

“Skilled workers with foreign experience are the skilled workers of the future”

Interview with Michael Schuster, Managing Director of Liebherr-Verzahntechnik GmbH

Hartmut Müller; Folene Nannen-Gethmann

Supporting mobility at vocational schools in North-Rhine Westphalia

Incentives created by the “International Occupational Mobility” certificate

Eva-Marie Höffer; Anne-Maria Teesalu

Ensuring the right insurance cover is in place for foreign stays

Statutory accident insurance for periods spent abroad by trainees

Mika Saarinen

Internationalisation of vocational education and training in Finland

Other Themes

Felix Wenzelmann; Normann Müller

Continuing vocational training from the point of view of the individual

A summary of costs and benefits

Ana Santiago Vela

Utilisation of professional and vocational qualifications within the context of mobility to Germany

Results of the 2018 BIBB/BAuA Labour Force Survey


Gunther Spillner; Hannelore Mottweiler

Advanced training at the highest level – certified business economist

Martin Elsner

Vocational education and training in the public sector – actively shaping change

The Board of BIBB

Thomas Vollmer

Report on the Board Meeting 2/2018 held in Berlin on 6 June 2018