Cooperation with Italian partner institution

The Istituto per lo Sviluppo della Formazione Professionale dei Lavoratori (ISFOL) and the BIBB have been working together in the field of vocational education and training since 1990. The co-operation activities are currently focused on qualification programmes for training supervisors and the development of curricula.

The ISFOL and the BIBB signed a co-operation agreement already in May 1990.

The co-operation in the fields of vocational education and training and the labour market was agreed in November 2012 in a memorandum of understanding (MoU). This MoU was signed by the German Federal Ministries of Education and Research (BMBF) and of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS) and the Italian Ministries of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR) and of Labour and Social Policy (LPS).
The MoU was further substantiated by the more specific Memorandum on Co-operation in Vocational Education and Training in Europe in December 2012.

These agreements will be implemented by a bilateral working group, including representatives from the respective ministries and social partners, from education providers in Italy and Germany as well as from the BIBB. The projects will focus on the following fields:

  • mechatronics;
  • renewable energy sources;
  • transport and logistics;
  • qualification of the vocational training personnel;
  • occupational orientation.
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