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23/ 2008
Bonn, 05.06.2008


WIP 2009: Mit innovativen Weiterbildungskonzepten gewinnen!

Fostering innovative ideas in the field of continuing vocational and in-company education and training, pointing the way for new developments and helping shape the future are the aims of the 2008 Innovation in Continuing Education Prize (WIP) which the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) will award this year for the ninth time. Entrants will find it worth their while: The five best submissions will each receive € 2,500 as a prize. But time is running short: The deadline for submissions is 31 July 2008.

Education service providers, organizations, institutions, facilities and companies from Germany and abroad that have developed innovative concepts for continuing vocational or in-house education and training are eligible to enter the contest for the 2009 WIP prize.
Submissions must be aimed at teaching technical, personal, social/participative or methodological competence

Concepts for pre-vocational training or vocational training for young people and concepts that are aimed exclusively at university graduates are not eligible for submission. The winners will be selected by an independent jury comprised of VET experts.

The award ceremony will be held at the Didacta Trade Fair for Education and Training in Hanover in February 2009. The Minister President of the state of Lower Saxony, Christian Wulff, will be the patron for the ceremony. The prize-winners and winning submissions will receive coverage through the press, trade journals and the Internet.

The Innovation in Continuing Education Prize of the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training is supported by the managerseminare trade journal, the "Frankfurter Rundschau" newspaper and the Didacta Verband e.V. education sector association.

Information on the prize-winners and the award ceremony in 2008 is available at the BIBB homepage at  

Forms and information on the conditions for entering the competition for the 2009 WIP Prize can be downloaded from the above Internet address.

For further details about the 2008 WIP competition, please contact at BIBB:

Last modified on: June-04-08

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