Project information

Index: 0808R2
Priority:1: Innovation and the knowledge economy
Sub Theme:Employment, human capital and education
Location GERMANY BRANDENBURG Finsterwalde Brandenburg - Südwest Start/End date of the practice
Start: 2008

Topic of the practice

traditional economy, regional development, support to SMEs, demographic change

Good Practice Information

In the next fve to ten years, more than 3.000 handycraft enterprises will face a generation change. With this project young craftsmen receive a special additional training to approve their skills for taking over a handycraft enterprise. The problem can be described as a mismatch between young, well educated and skilled people leaving their region in search for a good job and a quick career
in other parts of Germany or Europe and a growing number of owners of small handicraft enterprises looking for a successor. The good practice follows the objective to give young and skilled people a good chance to work and live in their home region with perspectives for a fulflling career and self-employment.

Evidence of success

Benefciaries: The occupational outlook for the young generation is rising. The ageing owners in SME sell their enterprise and secure their lifework

Results Beneft: All generations

Lesson Learned: Lack of information about the job vacancy in Small and Medium Enterprises

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

Angelika Stuke

State Chancellery of Brandenburg or directly through

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