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Partner BoCAED IV

Don Bosco Mondo e.V.

30 years after the small association ”Jugend Dritte Welt“ was founded, it has turned into the international, non-governmental organisation Don Bosco Mondo e.V.
We aim to fight poverty with the means of education: With comprehensive school education and vocational training, we particularly support disadvantaged children and young people, helping them to live independent lives. Young people in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe, who suffer hardships. They are street children, orphans, and former child soldiers. Poverty forces many of them to work or even prostitute themselves.

Our name underlines the strong partnership with the Salesians of Don Bosco. It expresses the worldwide partnership approach of our project activities. With nearly 7,000 centres located in 130 different countries, the Salesians provide approximately 15 million young people with knowledge, skills, and orientation. Their pedagogy stands for loving attention and professional support. In addition to helping kids to trust in their own skills, they learn values like creativity, team spirit, tolerance, and respect.

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dvv international

The promotion of Development through Cooperation in Youth and Adult Education is the objective of dvv international.

dvv international is the Institute for International Cooperation of the German Adult Education Association (Deutscher Volkshochschul-Verband e.V., DVV), which, in turn, is the federal umbrella association for the 16 regional associations of Germany's community adult education centres (Volkshochschulen, VHS). DVV and its Institute represent the interests of the association's members, together with those of over 1000 Volkshochschulen, at the national, European, and international level.
The domestic and international work of dvv international is guided by a commitment to human rights and the Institute's principles on the promotion of women and gender equality.
dvv international is active on a worldwide basis, cooperating with more than 200 partners in over 30 countries. The Institute sees itself as a professional partner that brings experience and resources to joint projects and learns, in turn, from its partners.
The work of dvv international is financed mainly with funds from the federal budget and other donors.

dvv international

  • fosters the exchange of information and expertise on adult education and development throughout Europe and worldwide
  • provides support for the establishment and development of youth and adult education structures in developing countries and countries in transition
  • provides inservice training, advice and media for global and intercultural education and for learning about European policies

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FAKT GmbH was founded in 1986 as a non-profit consultancy company to support the efforts of our clients and their partner organisations in shaping economic, social, ecological and political development processes. We are engaged worldwide in the fields of Employment promotion and vocational training, evaluation and impact studies, rural development, agriculture and climate change. See

For the past 20 years, FAKT has been actively engaged in the sector of Vocational Training and Employment Promotion. Since the 1990s we have been an active player in the conceptual debate and dialogue on reforms of Vocational Education and Training systems and approaches. Our guiding principles in this field are employment relevance, access of the poor, impact orientation and equal consideration of social and economic aspects for development.

Key areas of work in the sector of vocational training and employment are:

  • Non-formal vocational skills development
  • Appropriate models for cooperative vocational training and improved apprenticeship
  • Youth employment promotion
  • Results orientation and quality management
  • Evaluation and Impact Assessment

One of our specific fields of expertise is the economic and social integration of conflict affected youth. FAKT has been designing integrated models of youth employment promotion and conflict prevention and developed methods for results based monitoring of social integration measures.

Our focus is to promote skills development models and systems that reach the poor and which promote gainful employment in the informal economy and in new emerging economies alike including green jobs. Our passion and specific expertise is to analyse and adopt apprenticeship systems for effective employment promotion.

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International Council for Adult Education (ICAE)

ICAE, formed in 1973, is the main global network promoting Youth and Adult Education and Learning and doing advocacy for the right to learn of young people and adults. It provides support and operates as a link for cooperation and solidarity among national and regional networks. While supporting capacity building for non-governmental agencies in the area of Youth and Adult Learning -in line with objectives 3 and 4 of EFA (Education for All) - it also plays a role in development processes in the South.

ICAE is an international NGO in associate status with UNESCO and with consultative status to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

ICAE's mission is “to promote lifelong learning as a necessary component for people to contribute creatively to their communities and to live in independent and democratic societies. Adult and lifelong learning are deeply linked to social and economic justice; equality of gender relations; the universal right to learn; living in harmony with the environment; respect for human rights; recognition of cultural diversity; peace; and the active involvement of women and men in decisions affecting their lives.”

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DGB Bildungswerk — North-South Network

DGB Bildungswerk BUND, is the national organisation of the German Confederation of Trade Unions (Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund – DGB) for trade union-related knowledge transfer, education and training. Our mission is to enable workers and their representatives - through the provision of relevant knowledge and skills - to understand and shape economic, legal, social and political change processes affecting labour and production. Founded in 1972, we have been proving more than 40 years of expertise in a variety of labour related legal, social and political issues and challenges. In addition to the traditional seminars and courses about industrial relations, labour laws and social rights, we offer specialized knowledge and dedicated political education in a large range of topics.

Low wages, poor occupational health and safety conditions, an adverse ecology, the absence of standard rights for employees and workers, as well as the common practice of dismissal and persecution on grounds of trade union membership — all this represents the harsh reality of workers’ lives in many countries of the world.
But even in the developed industrial countries, hard-won rights and social achievements are increasingly falling victim to the global trend of flight to locations with labour conditions more favourable to employers. Against this background, DGB Bildungswerk BUND decided to set up a North-South Network specifically for this purpose. Today, North-South Network is one of the total of five divisions of DGB Bildungswerk BUND.
More than ever before are we now encouraged to participate in global networks and act on a transnational level. Our commitment is to the maintenance and advancement of human rights, the right to unionise, minimum social standards, minimum working standards and sustainable economic activity across the world. For three decades now, we have been involved in trade union projects, cooperating with trade unions, action groups, NGOs and movements in developing and emerging markets in Latin America, Asia, Southeast Europe and the southern African region. We lend support to our partners in planning sustainable development strategies and promote “Capacity Building” as well as active network building. In Germany, we also organise campaigns, as well as seminars, symposia, conventions, and workshops. We also publish brochures and other information material and maintain a website on decent work (
DGB Bildungswerk BUND — North-South Network also is a member in various development policy organisations. Our work is supported by public funds from, among other sources, the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

Topics and Issues

  • Human rights, labour and trade unions rights
  • Implementation of international social minimum standards
  • Social dialogue between workers/employees, employers, and government
  • Workers and employees‘ participation in the company and in society
  • Trade union education and training, with particular focus on women and the youth
  • Legal consultation and legal protection
  • Occupational health and safety / environmental protection
  • Sustainable economic activity
  • Promotion of employment and income earning

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Global Campaign for Education (GCE)

The Global Campaign for Education (GCE) is a civil society movement that aims to end the global education crisis. Education is a basic human right, and our mission is to make sure that governments act now to deliver the right of everyone to a free, quality, public education.

Our membership is comprised of a huge variety of national, regional and international civil society organisations, teachers’ unions and child rights campaigners. Together, we hold governments to account for their promises repeatedly made to provide Education for All.

Nationally, there are over 80 education coalitions which have their own memberships comprised of teachers’ unions, NGOs and other civil society organisations committed to education.

The GCE coalition in Germany is composed of the 10 following organisations:

  • CARE Deutschland-Luxemburg e.V.
  • Gewerkschaft Erziehung und Wissenschaft (GEW)
  • Kindernothilfe e.V.
  • Oxfam Deutschland e.V.
  • Plan International Deutschland e.V.
  • Save the Children e.V.
  • UNICEF e.V.
  • Deutsche Welthungerhilfe e.V.
  • World University Service (WUS)
  • World Vision Deutschland e.V.

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giz - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Nachhaltig, innovativ, wirksam: Maßgeschneiderte Lösungen für herausfordernde Fragestellungen entwickeln: Das bietet die GIZ ihren Auftraggebern. Als kompetenter Dienstleister unterstützt die GIZ die Bundesregierung bei der Erreichung ihrer Ziele in der internationalen Zusammenarbeit.

Wirtschaftliches Wachstum wird durch Menschen gemacht. Deshalb setzen wir von Anfang an auf tragfähige Berufsbildungskonzepte, die bedarfsgerecht und praxisnah die richtigen Kompetenzen für eine dynamische Wirtschaftsentwicklung vermitteln. Denn nur durch die Integration möglichst vieler Bevölkerungsschichten in die Wirtschaft kann sichergestellt werden, dass das Wachstum breitenwirksam und nachhaltig ist.

Eins unserer Produkte ist die Qualifizierung für existenzsichernde Beschäftigung: Für alle Menschen erschwingliche Qualifizierung spielt eine große Rolle dabei, auch im informellen Sektor ökonomische Teilhabe zu ermöglichen und produktive Potenziale zu nutzen. Daher gilt es, die wirtschaftliche und soziale Integration der ärmsten Bevölkerungsgruppen zu fördern. Wir verknüpfen Qualifizierung mit anderen Förderansätzen, etwa dem Zugang zu Mikrokrediten oder Business Development Services.

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PLANCO Consulting GmbH

PLANCO Consulting GmbH is an independent planning and consulting company located in Hamburg, Germany. For more than 40 years now, PLANCO has been developing and implementing concepts and strategic solutions in the fields of vocational training and labour market, business consultancy for sustainable development, IT solutions for financial planning and knowledge management, as well as municipal infrastructure and housing.

Our consultants form a team of internationally experienced educational and social scientists, economists, engineers and architects who have worked in different professional and cultural contexts and contribute their experience to successful consultancy. PLANCO combines management consulting with conceptual advisory services in the field of development cooperation. Among our clients are private firms, associations, as well as national and international organisations and governments. Since its foundation in 1972, the PLANCO team has implemented more than 500 projects and studies in approx. 100 countries.

In the last ten years, international technical vocational education and training (TVET) has become the main field of activity of PLANCO. We provide services related to specific issues in the field of vocational training and employment promotion, including

  • Analysis of TVET systems and sector strategy,
  • Development of TVET financing concepts,
  • Implementation of comprehensive projects or project components on behalf of our clients,
  • Advisory services for cooperation approaches with the private sector,
  • Establishment of demand-oriented TVET approaches for target groups in the informal sector,
  • Advisory service and further training for the management of public and non-public TVET institutes,
  • Conception and implementation of empirical studies, e.g. training needs analysis (TNA), company surveys and tracer studies,
  • Development of occupational profiles, training standards, curricula and certification/testing materials in line with national qualification frameworks,
  • Set-up of promotion strategies and development plans for TVET institutes and technological centers of competence,
  • Comprehensive workshop design, equipment planning and procurement.

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telc stands for The European Language Certificates. In continual realisation of this claim that is integral to our name, we now offer over 70 different examinations, in ten languages.

telc GmbH is a subsidiary of the German Adult Education Association (DVV), supporting further education for personal and professional development in the interest of the general public. For this reason, telc is a recognised not-for-profit organisation.

In Germany, telc GmbH is the federal government’s exclusive partner for the language tests taken at the end of the integration courses for migrants. telc certificates are recognised as official proof of German language competence required for obtaining citizenship. Likewise, the department of Foreign Affairs recognises telc certificates as proof of language competence of migrants joining their spouses in Germany.

telc also enjoys official recognition and acceptance outside of Germany. In Poland, for example, telc certificates are recognised as proof of language competence for civil service applicants. In Hungary, university students must prove foreign language competence at B2 level to obtain their diplomas. telc examinations are state-approved in Hungary. Another example is Switzerland: varying according to canton, telc certificates are accepted as pre-requisites for Swiss citizenship or entry into the civil service.