Archive 2012


24.10.2012 - Recognition Act is off to a good start

Ein halbes Jahr nach Inkrafttreten des Anerkennungsgesetzes haben Bundesbildungsministerin, Annette Schavan, und der Präsident des Deutschen Industrie- und Handelskammertages (DIHK), Hans-Heinrich Driftmann, eine positive Bilanz gezogen. "Es gibt ein großes Interesse an den neuen Verfahren. Das belegen die Zugriffszahlen auf das Online-Angebot ,Anerkennung in Deutschland'", erläuterte Schavan.

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04.07.2012 - Strong interest in information regarding process for obtaining recognition

The Recognition in Germany online portal operated by the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) has counted some 100,000 visitors since 1 April of this year and nearly one million page views. To accompany the German government's new Recognition Act, the portal bundles all information regarding the recognition of vocational qualifications earned abroad and guides persons who hold foreign qualifications to the body that is responsible for their case. The website is now also available in English.

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30.03.2012 - Professional recognition for qualified migrants: IQ Network provides information, counselling and training

The new Federal Recognition Act entered into effect on 1 April 2012. People with foreign professional qualifications, regardless of their country of origin and residential status, will be able to apply for formal recognition of their qualifications in all of the professions regulated by Federal law.

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30.03.2012 - Recognition Act enters into effect on 1 April

The Federal Recognition Act entered into effect on 1 April 2012. The Act introduces a legal entitlement to a procedure of assessment and recognition of foreign professional qualifications – and it is extended to everyone, regardless of country of origin, within three months after documents have been submitted. "This law will allow the highly qualified doctor from abroad to finally practice his profession – instead of driving a taxi", said Federal Education Minister Annette Schavan.

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30.03.2012 - President Esser welcomes the new Recognition Act “Enormous progress in securing the supply of skilled workers in Germany”

Speaking on the occasion of the enactment of the Federal Government Recognition Act, which enters into force on 1 April, Federal Institute of Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) President Friedrich Hubert Esser declared: “the new Recognition Act facilitates access to the labour market and represents enormous progress in terms of securing the supply of skilled workers in Germany.”

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