Johanna Elsässer

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21.04.2016 - Smartphone provides guidance on professional recognition

“Recognition in Germany” has produced a new app for Android, iOS and Windows devices. It is available in German and English as well as in the five major languages spoken by refugees (Arabic, Dari, Farsi, Tigrinya and Pashto).

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03.04.2013 - Recognition Act Proves Effective

One year after the entry into force of the Recognition Act, Federal Education Minister Johanna Wanka has been reviewing progress: "The law has proved effective. It is estimated that roughly 30,000 applications were filed. In most cases, equivalence of foreign professional qualifications was established and recognition granted. This contributes considerably to securing an adequate supply of skilled labour."

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29.03.2013 - First anniversary of the information portal to accompany for the Law for the Recognition of Foreign Professional and Vocational Qualifications

Around one year after the Law for the Recognition of Foreign Professional and Vocational Qualifications entered into force, the overall effect of the information provision made available on the website "Recognition in Germany" is most positive. By mid-March, approximately 360,000 persons had used the “Recognition in Germany” portal.

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17.01.2013 - Skilled workers use Recognition Hotline

The new national hotline for the recognition of foreign professioanl and vocational qualifications in Germany has proved hugely popular. Since April last year, more than 7,000 people from 140 countries have used the advisory service provided by the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF).

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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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