The region of Cologne is part of the Euregio Maas-Rhine and is located in the very western part of Germany. As the Euregio Maas-Rhine is a region with three countries, five cultural areas and three languages (Dutch, German, French) and it opens various opportunities for the iMOVE platform.
For more than 20 years the Euregio Maas-Rhine is busy to prepare young people for the cross-border labour market because of the proximity of interesting workplaces in the partner countries. Therefor we send many students from the vocational – training courses to Belgium or the Netherlands. One of the obstacles we are struggling with is to find adequate companies to work with.
A good chance to get this problem solved might be the platform crated in the iMove-project. We hope to get schools and companies together for more successful work placements and so enable more young people in the Euregio Maas-Rhine to use the nearby work chances in the neighbourhood.