Competitive Regions and Employability of Adults Through Education.


KURSNET is a portal for vocational education and training. The Federal Employment Agency (BA) is Germany's largest education and training database. The goal of KURSNET is the current, complete and neutral presentation of all vocational education and training courses nationwide. The daily updating of the database and the quality assurance of the data by the KURSNET editors ensure that this goal is achieved. (Type: Search Engine / Level: National Level / Language: German)


BQNet is a work, information and communication platform of the "IBQM - Initiativstelle Berufliche Qualifizierung von Migrantinnen und Migranten im Bundesinstitut für Berufsbildung" (Initiative for vocational qualification of migrants in the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and training). BQNet supports the scientific monitoring of the migrant-specific model projects, the process-related evaluation of the vocational qualification networks for migrants and the nationwide Exchange in the programme "Competencies Promoting-vocational qualification of target groups with special needs" of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. (Type: Initiative / Level: National Level / Language: German)


The project is a cross-national and multi-stakeholder initiative seeking to realize some of the goals of the action plan for the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Regions (EUSBR), the targeted area is PA Education - Education, Research and Employability. Labour markets are changing, and they demand the workforce that shows constant growth and development of skills in order to keep up with the new technological and market advances. The purpose of the projects is to compose a platform, or in other words, a flagship initiative that can able to contain numerous projects dedicated to furthering the conditions for adult education and lifelong learning in the Baltic Sea Region.

Depth Analysis of Adult Learning Policies

An in-depth analysis of adult learning policies and their effectiveness in Europe European Commission, Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion This is probably the most relevant policy document as it is relatively recent (2015) and is from the EU Commission. Page 152 there is a very valid graph detailing the AL policy framework

Deutscher Bildungsserver

As a central guide to the education system in Germany as well as an information offer on the subject of education worldwide, the "Deutscher Bildungsserver" (German Education Server) offers all interested persons access to high-quality information and Internet sources – fast, up-to-date, comprehensive and free. As a meta-server, it primarily refers to Internet resources, which are provided, among others, by the federal government and the Länder, the European Union, by universities, schools, state institutes, research and service institutions and facilities of the specialist information. The English language version of the German Education Server, provides access and background information regarding the German education system and its international context. You can browse and search, subscribe to the English language RSS newsfeed, write to the editor, or check out "What’s new". (Type: Search Engine and Infomation Tool / Level: National Level / Language: German, English)

Deutscher Bildungsserver - Suchmaschine

The "Suchmaschine des Deutschen Bildungsservers für Weiterbildungskurse" (Search engine of the German Education Server for Continuing education courses) enables the research of 2,614,758 courses in regional and national adult education and training databases. >>> More about the "Deutscher Bildungsserver" (German Education Server) at: (Type: Search Engine / Level: National Level / Language: German)

Digitaler Weiterbildungscampus

The "Digitaler Weiterbildungscampus" (Digital Campus for Continuous Education) is a central platform for technically assisted teaching and learning as well as knowledge management. The infrastructure of the DWC allows the sharing and exchange of digital learning content. Smaller educational institutions can no longer meet the requirements of digitization in terms of financial resources, Technology and data protection. The DWC promotes the preservation of smaller educational institutions that can use digital services to reach new target groups outside their region. The DWC was developed within the Alliance for Lifelong Learning (Bündnis für Lebenslanges Lernen) and funded by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports Baden-Württemberg. Currently, the DWC is used by around 100 further education institutions in Baden-Württemberg. (Type: Technical Infrastructur with many different learning Tools / Level: Regional Level / Language: German, English)

Digital Agenda for Spain

The Digital Agenda for Spain [PDF] [683 KB] , approved on February 15th 2013, is the Government’s strategy to develop the digital economy and society during 2013-2015. This strategy is thought as the umbrella of all the Government’s actions in terms of Information Society and Digital Agenda. The Agenda, leaded by the Ministry of Energy, Tourism and the Digital Agenda and Ministry of Finance and Public Function, sets the ICT and e-Administration roadmap to achieve the goals of the Digital Agenda for Europe in 2015 and 2020. The objectives, lines of action and plans established in this Digital Agenda are intended to encourage the creation of employment opportunities and economic growth through the smart adoption of digital technologies , thus contributing to the collective effort of promoting the economic recovery of the country. The Agenda adopts 32 key indicators which comprise both the Digital Agenda goals for Europe and additional specific goals for Spain.

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