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Der Europass...

  • besteht aus fünf Dokumenten mit europa­weit einheitlicher Struktur
  • bietet die Möglichkeit, im europäischen In- und Ausland erworbene Kompetenzen, Bildungsabschnitte und Lernerfahrungen übersichtlich zu dokumentieren
  • unterstützt bei der Jobsuche am europäi­schen Arbeitsmarkt
  • erleichtert die Kommunikation zwischen Arbeitssuchenden und Arbeitgebern
  • fördert die Mobilität von Lernenden und Berufstätigen
  • stärkt die Verbindungen zwischen Bildung und Wirtschaft
  • hilft beim Abbau von Hindernissen in den Bereichen der Übertragbarkeit und Anerkennung von Qualifikationen und Kompetenzen

Der Europass ist seit dem 1. Januar 2005 in Geltung und basiert auf einem im Dezember 2004 vom Europäischen Parlament und vom Europäischen

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Education and training systems in the Flemish Community of Belgium

Different sources (links, publications, presentations,...) on education and training in the Flemish Community of Belgium are available on one webpage from the Flemish Ministry of Education and Training.
In English:
In French:


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Competence for education in Belgium has been transferred to the communities. Only the determination of the starting and finishing ages for compulsory education, minimum requirements for diploma conferrals and the pension system are still federal matters. In the Flemish Community the Department for Education and Training takes care of policy preparation and 4 internal autonomous agencies are responsible for policy implementation. Together they form the Flemish ministry of Education and Training.

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Competence for education, childcare and continuing education lies with the Communities, whereas training is a Regional responsibility. The Federal State’s powers with respect to education are very limited. Education is either organised by the French Community or subsidised by it (grant-aided public education and denominational or non-denominational grant-aided independent education). Provided they comply with laws, decrees and orders, controlling authorities enjoy fairly extensive autonomy, particularly with regard to methods of education and assessment.

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In Belgium the three Communities are responsible for education, but there are the following exceptions: - the determination of the end and the beginning of compulsory school attendance, - the mininum requirements for the issuing of diplomas, - the regularisation of retirement for the employees in the educational system.

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The Employment Office is not only responsible for watching vacancies but also provides other services like vocational training and educational and vocational guidance.

Educational and vocational guidance should aim at informing and guiding young people, work-seekers and workers in their choice of a study in regard to their talents, skills and desires and assisting them in occupational choice. Other activities: careers information and co-ordination of vocational guidance in the German Community.

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EURES aide les travailleurs à traverser les frontières

Les services européens de l’emploi EURES sont un réseau de coopération qui a pour vocation de faciliter la libre circulation des travailleurs au sein de l’Espace économique européen ; la Suisse y participe également. Parmi les partenaires du réseau figurent les services publics de l’emploi, les syndicats et les organisations d’employeurs. La Commission européenne assure la coordination du réseau.

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EURES hilft Arbeitnehmern, Grenzen zu überwinden

EURES (die Abkürzung steht für „EURopean Employment Services“) ist ein Kooperationsnetz, das die Mobilität von Arbeitnehmern im Europäischen Wirtschaftsraum fördern soll;auch die Schweiz arbeitet hier mit. Zu den Partnern des Netzes gehören öffentliche Arbeitsverwaltungen, Gewerkschaften und Arbeitgeberverbände. Das Netz wird von der Europäischen Kommission koordiniert.

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The Euroguidance Centre for the Wallonie-Brussels Federation informs guidance practitioners and education professionals, students, parents, adult trainees and workers on learning and qualification systems and opportunities as well as mobility in Wallonie, Brussels and Europe.  Find your local Euroguidance contact on : http://euroguidance.eu/centres/belgium-french/

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Moving to the Flemish Community of Belgium

The foloowing sources of information and networks can help you with your plans to move to the Flemish Community of Belgium:

This site is for you, the European citizen and for your family, to know your rights and to find practical tips to help you move around the EU.

If you are a non-EU national, you can find information on the conditions to migrate to an EU country under the following link:

Your life in the EU
Information and legal advice on your rights to live, work and study abroad, including access to healthcare and consumer rights.

EUROGUIDANCE is a network of National Resource Centres for Vocational Guidance in 32 European countries (25 EU Member States, 4 EFTA countries and 3 candidate countries). The objective of the Euroguidance Network is to contribute to mobility in Europe by providing quality information and guidance as well as to promote the European dimension in national guidance and counselling systems. Target groups of the network are guidance counsellors, students, pupils, educational professionals and adults.

EURES - European Employment Services - is a cooperation network designed to facilitate the free movement of workers within the European Economic Area and Switzerland. Partners in the network include public employment services, trade union and employers’ organisations. The network is coordinated by the European Commission.

EURYDICE, established in 1980, the information network on education in Europe, is a part of the Community action programme in the field of Lifelong Learning and covers the education systems of all countries involved in this programme. Eurydice is committed to boosting cooperation in education by providing greater insight into systems and policies.

The NARIC Network (National Academic Recognition Information Centres)
The NARIC network is a European Commission initiative and was created in 1984. The network is aimed at improving academic recognition of diplomas and periods of study in the Member States of the EU, the EEA countries and the associated countries in Central and Eastern Europe and Cyprus. The network is part of the Community's Programme SOCRATES/ERASMUS programme, which stimulates the mobility of students and staff between higher education institutions in these countries.
All EU and EEA States and all the associated countries in Central and Eastern Europe and Cyprus have designated national centres, the purpose of which is to assist in promoting the mobility of students, teachers and researchers by providing authoritative advice and information concerning the academic recognition of diplomas and periods of study undertaken in other States. The main users of this service are higher education institutions, students and their advisers, parents, teachers and prospective employers.
The NARICs were designated by the Ministries of Education in the respective countries, but the status and the scope of work of individual NARICs may differ. In the majority of States, institutions of higher education are autonomous, taking their own decisions on the admission of foreign students and the exemption of parts of courses of study programmes that students may be granted on the basis of education undertaken abroad. As a result, most NARICs do not take a decision, but offer on request information and advice on foreign education systems and qualifications.

EURODESK is a European network of information services in 27 countries providing a unique access to European information for young people and those who work with them. This section gives information about: who is involved with the network, - national Eurodesk partners; - local Eurodesk relays; - Eurodesk Brussels Link; what services are offered - a range of public European information services at national and local levels; how you can access the services - on-line - on-site

 - Researchers in Motion is a one-stop shop for researchers seeking to advance their careers and personal development by moving to other countries. In addition to the information on training and jobs, this electronic gateway is the entry point to a wealth of practical information on living, working and relaxing in the European countries involved.

Europass Mobility, an initiative adopted in 2005, is a portfolio containing 5 useful documents for all citizens which can show their skills and highlight their mobility experience: Europass Curriculum Vitae, the validation of the "Europass Mobility", "Europass Diploma Supplement" (for higher education diplomas), "Europass Language Portfolio" (for linguistic knowledge) and "Europass Certificate Supplement" (for vocational training) path.


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Tuiton fees are different in the different communities

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Tuiton Fees in the Flemish Community of Belgium

Tuiton Fees:
- At universities and university colleges +/- 580 € (if you have a nationality which does not belong to the European higher education area: +/- 5.500€)
- For people from developing countries: 80€
- Always contact the choosen university or university college directly for more details as amounts can vary according to your situation!
- For some postgraduate courses: -> considerable higher !
If you have a “Mobility scholarship” (Erasmus+, ...): No tuiton fee, for you are registered at your home university.

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