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Nice to work with you!
Start date: 01 Jun 2016, End date: 31 May 2018 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The project „Nice to work with you!“ enables the city administration of Bonn to offer intensive European internships to learners and people working in vocational training. Europe has long become part of the everyday life of our cities. City administrations already implement 70-80 % of the decisions of the European Union. In order to make the European idea work it is essential to increase the city administration’s awareness of Europe and to improve their skills and European competency. European learning mobility is meant to advance the exchange of ideas and procedures, to strengthen the employee´s intercultural competency, to improve the knowledge of foreign languages within the administration and to actively contribute to the creation of a European area of education (“Bildungsraum”). At present the city administration of Bonn trains 180 people for 22 professions.The internships take place in important divisions in eight European cities. Reliable partner cities from Finland, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Austria, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia offer positions in the departments of Education, Social Affairs, E-Government, the Citizens’ Advice Bureau and the department of urban development. The participants will acquire new methods within their vocational fields and a foreign system of vocational training and learn how to work with colleagues from foreign linguistic and cultural backgrounds. As a result of "Nice to work with you!", new competencies and experiences can be implemented in their own home and partner city administration. By this means the participants’ employability and the attractiveness of training for a job in the public sector will be increased. Within the city administration of Bonn, the internships in the cities of Graz, Istanbul-Pendik, Skopje, Strasbourg, Totnes, Turku, Utrecht and Vicenza are complemented by intercultural and linguistic trainings.In 2013 the city of Bonn has been awarded as a “Europaaktive Kommune” (approximately: city actively promoting the idea of Europe) by the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia.
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