Multiplier Event – HDBA, Germany

Tools for European labour mobility, Italy

Report of HdBA’s Multiplier Event 28th of September 2017 This was one of two Multiplier Events (ME) held in Germany. The first German ME was about disseminating the project results from the first and the second Intellectual Outcome. Promotion Channels of the Invitation and Target Groups of the ME There were three channels used for informing possible participants about the event. First, there were posters and invitation flyers inside of the University of Mannheim and the University of Applied Labour Studies. Second, we invited possible participants by email, students from the own university, from the Universities Mannheim and Heidelberg, local and nearby career guiders and counsellors who are active in counselling and teaching. In addition to that, possible EURES counsellors were invited, that are occupied in the International Placement Service of the Federal Employment Agency. This department officially incorporates the EURES networks and acts in its name. Also counsellors from the Welcome Centers “BWelcomesyou” of Heidelberg, Mannheim and the metropolitan area Rhein-Neckar were invited. Finally representatives from career networks and international offices from several universities received the invitation mail. Third, there was set up a facebook event, but almost didn’t receive any response at all. This is due to internal restrictions and the prohibition of the internal facebook use, which was reason to an extremely low response rate. Nevertheless, a lot of participants were reached who attended the ME. The focus was set on these target groups because they were most likely to be interested in this topic and could mainly benefit from this information event. In other words, we tried to inform current counsellors, future counsellors and those who are connected with potential mobile employees in their daily work. Participants Students from different universities, the University of Heidelberg, University of Mannheim and internally from the university of applied labour studies. Most of them were interested to be occupied in the field of job mobility in future, a few were interested to get mobile for finding a job. Furthermore, representatives and teachers of universities (University of Mannheim and University of Applied Labour Studies) as well as counsellors of the local public employment service attended. The counsellors also give lessons in private VET centers. Additionally, two guests from other projects were present, one of them from University of Santiago de Compostela. A total of 58 people participated in the Multiplier Event. Content We organized an event with two presentations, information posters, an interactive area that covered posters to fill out, flyers and a paper airplane competition. The presentations were hold from Lena Holder, project member of AMICO, and Robert Komaromi, EURES counsellor of the International Placement Service from the Federal Employment Agency. The first presentation covered information about the project AMICO, partners and outcomes with a special focus on the curriculum development and the piloting. Additionally, there were given basic information about intra-EU-mobility, current figures and peculiarities of incoming, outgoing and returning. Finally, the presentation of Lena Holder concluded with future trends of the European labour force as well as potential developments of the EURES network in regard. The second presentation of Robert Komaromi gave detailed insights in the daily work and challenges of a EURES counsellor. In addition to that, there was an informative corner with two posters, two interactive posters and flyers. The information posters represented the project’s background, survey results and activities as well as general information about mobility, decision-making and behavior of mobile people. The first poster is in English as it wasdesigned for a scientific conference. The interactive posters asked participants to give reasons for and against mobility. There were various flyers: The virtual welcome service “Make it in Germany”, the IQ network that offers financial and counselling support for the validation of foreign qualifications, an information brochure of Germany as a potential destination country and an information flyer about AMICO’s training and its content. Besides, the information provided the exchange round was actively used to ask questions and many people expressed their interest about the topic. One student thought about writing her Bachelor’s thesis about this topic. In addition to that, we organized some fun activities aside. On the invitation there was printed an order to do a paper airplane. Participants were able to participate in a competition and win a bottle of champagne, sponsored by HdBA’s project manager Prof. Michael Scharpf.



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