The current funding period 2019–2022 of the Network IQ involves approximately 380 different subprojects belonging to three priority areas: "Counselling on Credential Recognition and Job Training", "Bridge Training Schemes in the Context of the Recognition Act" and "Development of Intercultural Competence". These projects aim to integrate people from a migration background into the labour market. One of the main concerns of these activities is to ensure that professional qualifications acquired abroad lead to employment appropriate to one’s level of education, regardless of residence status. The actors, methods and strategies involved in these projects are highly diverse. In order to highlight different approaches and successful case studies, this website will publish examples of "IQ Good Practice" that stand out due to their innovation, sustainability, and transferability.
The "Geh auf Nummer sicher – Schreibe deine Stunden auf!" ("Play it safe – note your hours!") tool provides
transparency on type and amount of work in nine languages
The IQ NRW web app is an innovative contribution towards the digitalisation of guidance on recognition and job training.
Project “Female migrants in Bavaria” increases labour market opportunities for female immigrants
The procedure for the recognition of a professional qualification is effectively visualised in a z-fold leaflet.
Co-operative approach to identifying need for counselling – improving the recognition process
Academic adaptation measure leads to formal recognition of social work degrees acquired abroad
La Red reaches out to communities on online forums to offer advice on the assessment and recognition of foreign qualifications
Single-semester certificate programme highlights alternative occupational fields in education.
To counter the skilled workers shortage "Mission Zukunft" trains academically qualified migrants in environmental occupations.
Centrally organised local support eases the burden on placement organisations and offers a pathway for the recognition of foreign nursing qualifications
IQ counselling on the recognition of foreign credentials is offered in direct cooperation with and within employment services.
Bridge training for health care professionals relies on competence-oriented professional integration
The TransCareKult training concept establishes a culture of openness and recognition across different cultures in residential healthcare and nursing organisations.
The Tailor-Made Initial Training concept supports the integration of new employees into the company
Innovative brochure supports female refugees in gaining knowledge for a self-determined and independent life in Germany.
The visualisation training concept helps advisers to present complex material to their clients in a simple, comprehensible, and memorable manner
The job training scheme “Bridge into the labour market” provides vocational integration of refugees to support public transport.
An innovative job training scheme for volunteer counsellors from migrant organisations and communities
Event format Labour Market Talks with migrant organisations promotes information transfer in an active way
The guide entitled “Discrimination results in exclusion, and no defence in certain defeat!” serves as a practical tool for combating discrimination.
SME tool box supports companies in all aspects of diversity-oriented personnel work and management.
Helpful practical handouts to support volunteers with the integration of refugees into the labour market
The IQ Minis allow virtual training on intercultural opening to be offered even when restrictions on contact are in place.
Advice hotline for employers provides companies with information on all aspects relating to the labour market integration of refugees
“QualiMigra” supports and counsels women with a migration background to integrate into the labour market.
Intercultural ambassadors assist and support the process of intercultural opening in employment agencies and job centres
Supporting companies in skilled worker immigration and facilitate company networking with key organisations.
Recommendations for suitable language courses and more effective communication in companies
Development and testing of the B2 examination format for the nursing professions to demonstrate German language skills
Intensive exchange of specialist and language teachers enables participants to understand complicated language content
A seven-part tool offers suggestions for working with linguistically heterogeneous groups in vocational education and training (VET)