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Ministry for Economic Affairs, Labour and Health of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania

Original name: 
Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Arbeit und Gesundheit Mecklenburg Vorpommern
Johannes-Stelling-Straße 14
19053 Schwerin

The Ministry for Economic Affairs, Labour and Health of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania creates the framework conditions for companies and thus works to improve the economic structure of the country. The economy in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern should grow steadily, the unemployment rate should decline and the jobs subject to social security contributions should be further expanded.

Under the motto "Your country, your chance!"  (Dein Land, deine Chance!) at the end of 2009, the Ministry of Economy launched the "Start-up in MV" specialist campaign. The campaign encourages young graduates to go their own way in their own country. It addresses both training, study and career perspectives.

A central concern of the  Ministry for Economic Affairs, Labour and Health is to actively shape the further development of the health system. This includes safety and health at work as well as the interests of social and medical health and safety. The ministry, together with partners, plans the health goals for the country and defines the necessary action areas for implementation.

Business promotion takes place in various areas. In the industrial policy, the focus is on manufacturing, the maritime industry, biotechnology and medical technology as well as the food and energy industries. In addition to the manufacturing sector, growth areas are primarily business-related services, the health economy and also tourism. The new technology policy MV 2020 concentrates on a stronger merger of science and industry. Collaborative research, including cooperation between science and local companies, will be further pursued. The focus is on supporting research, development and innovative projects in or for commercial enterprises. In addition, the business-oriented research infrastructure should be used even more purposefully for the regional economy.

The Ministry wants to improve the structure of the labour market in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. For this purpose, the framework conditions are being changed in favour for employment, business start-ups from unemployment and further vocational training and qualification are supported.

The Ministry includes six departments, which are as follow:
• General Department;
• Principles of economic policy, industry and tourism;
• Economic and Technological Promotion, European Structural Funds;
• Craft, Interreg, Waste Management, Labour Safety;
• Labour; and
• Health