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 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.
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
A total of 58 people participated in the Multiplier Event.
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.