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3. Employment & Entrepreneurship

3.11 Current debates and reforms

Last update: 13 July 2022

Preparing for real life


"Preparing for real life" (Auf das echte Leben vorbereiten) is a project of the Regional Development Concept III (Regionales Entwicklungskonzept III, REK III), the implementation phase being 2019 to 2024. It is a follow-up project of the Regional Development Concept II project "Consolidate school, strenghten school" (Schule festigen, Schule stärken). This project aims at providing pupils and students with a better structured vocational guidance, thus improving their chances on the labour market. The project, having started in early 2019, contains several measures like the implementation of continuous training for targeted career counseling or the creation, promotion and coordination of offers for study and career choice preparation and orientation, both at the level of primary and secondary schools.


New Europass platform

As of 1 July 2020, the new Europass platform is online. Europass structures application documents in order to present acquired qualifications and competencies in a transparent, comprehensible and uniform manner throughout Europe. With the help of the Europass, experience gained abroad, as well as all other relevant skills and knowledge, are made visible in a uniform and transparent manner. The new Europass allows learners and workers across Europe to register and create an e-portfolio that records all their skills, qualifications, interests and experiences. Based on this, users will receive tailored proposals for courses and jobs through EURES in their portfolio (EURES is a network that promotes the mobility of workers in the countries of the European Economic Area). With the new curriculum vitae editor, users can create curriculum vitae and cover letters. They can also add documents, diplomas, pictures, etc. to a personal library so that their information and documents are all available in one secure place.