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ProRecognition

The ProRecognition Project provides counselling on recognition at a local level for skilled workers in 10 countries. The counselling is offered at the German Chambers of Commerce Abroad and Delegations of German Industry and Commerce.

Answers to the following questions are provided here:

  • What is ProRecognition?
  • What are the tasks of ProRecognition?

 

What is ProRecognition?

ProRecognition is a project providing recognition counselling abroad. It is coordinated in close cooperation with the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK) by DIHK Service GmbH. The ProRecognition counselling centres are based in the German Chambers of Commerce Abroad and Delegations of German Industry and Commerce (AHK) in Algeria, Egypt, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, India, Iran, Italy, Columbia, Poland and Vietnam.

 

What are the tasks of ProRecognition?

ProRecognition provides counselling for foreign skilled workers at a local level on all questions relating to recognition: Is recognition possible for me with my qualification? What is the appropriate reference occupation? How and where do I make the application for recognition? Which documents are necessary? Where can I learn German? How do I find a job? ProRecognition supports and helps applicants, also during the procedure, and arranges applicant training or German courses.

Those wishing to take advantage of counselling should arrange an appointment in advance and find out which documents they need to bring with them. Further information about ProRecognition and about the individual counselling centres abroad is provided on the websites of the German Chambers of Commerce Abroad (AHK) and the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK).

The ProRecognition project was launched in 2015 and since then has been funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). In the second funding phase from 2020, three new locations have been added with Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil and Colombia.

 

 

Counselling centres introduce themselves

The ProRecognition project provides counselling at the following German Chambers of Commerce Abroad (AHK)

AHK Egypt

Yasmin Fauzy

Yasmin Fauzy

Yasmin Fauzy

“Many documents are needed for the vocational recognition. I have visited competent authorities in Germany and therefore understand the procedure in detail. I know what’s important for the application.”

AHK Algeria

Anerkennungsberater Mohamed Nadjib Belaggoune

Mohamed Nadjib Belaggoune

Anerkennungsberater Mohamed Nadjib Belaggoune

“Algeria has only been providing counselling since Autumn 2018. We benefit from the experiences of experts in the seven other chambers of foreign trade which offer recognition counselling. I look forward to seeing you!”

AHK Bosnia and Herzegovina / Western Balkans

Lejla Hujic

Lejla Hujic

Lejla Hujic

"Have you decided to go to Germany? The recognition of your professional qualifications will help you compete on the labour market. We can offer you professional and comprehensive advice on this."

AHK Brazil

Recognition counselling in Brazil is provided by Patrícia Franco Caires

Patrícia Franco Caires

Recognition counselling in Brazil is provided by Patrícia Franco Caires

“Germany is an attractive country for Brazilians. The labour market and the quality of life are viewed particularly positively. However, many Brazilians are poorly informed when it comes to recognition and job searching. AHK São Paulo is here to help.”

 

AHK India

Recognition counselling in India is provided by Sapna Bhosle

Sapna Bhosle

Recognition counselling in India is provided by Sapna Bhosle

“If an Indian higher education qualification is equivalent to the German vocational education and training, the rules relating to residency often change. What changes? We explain it for you! Visit us for counselling about this.”

AHK Iran

Recognition counselling in Iran
Recognition counselling in Iran

“Recognition of a professional qualification opens up many opportunities for working in Germany. We show you how to make this possible. This motivates me every day in my work!”

AHK Italy

Recognition counselling in Italy is provided by Selin Agaoglu

Selin Agaoglu

Recognition counselling in Italy is provided by Selin Agaoglu

“Increasing numbers of Italians would like to live and work in Germany. We support them in this from advice on applying through to the new job. I'm also really pleased to be able to help others with my own personal experience in Germany.”

 

AHK Colombia

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David Gámez

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“I had the chance to learn about German culture and about studying and working in Germany. I am now pleased to be able to help you participate successfully in working life in Germany. How do you go about this? And what is required? I'll advise you!”

AHK Poland

Recognition counselling in Poland is provided by Magdalena Zareba.

Magdalena Zareba

Recognition counselling in Poland is provided by Magdalena Zareba.

“You may not need recognition within Europe. However, recognition brings many advantages when seeking work in Germany. During counselling, we are able to show you all of your options.”

 

AHK Vietnam

Recognition counselling in Vietnam is provided by Ms Nguyen Hang Nga.

Nguyen Hang Nga

Recognition counselling in Vietnam is provided by Ms Nguyen Hang Nga.

“I am delighted about all the positive feedback I receive following my counselling! We provide you with reliable information. This enables you to plan your next steps in detail.”