Study Visit and Expert Roundtable 

Synchronization of the skills of migrants and the needs of European markets  

About the event

The project aims at contributing to establish sustainable, inclusive and target group oriented training policies for migrants by supporting the consistency of training opportunities for migrants and the current/future demands of European job markets. Under this concept, stakeholders across Europe come together to see good examples of the vocational training modules in Germany. They exchange information experiences and practices regarding skills based trainings, vocational education and entrepreneurship trainings with their counterparts from related institutions to apply a similar approach in their countries. Later, they discuss in Brussels with decision makers and liberal intellectuals how to create more opportunities for migrants in labor markets and what liberals can offer.  


13 November 2022 

Arrivals to Cologne 

Check-ins: Maritim Hotel, Heumarkt 20, 50667 Cologne 

19:00 Dinner at Haxenhaus  

Address: Frankenwerft 19  

14 November 2022, Cologne 

09:00 Introduction to Germany’s integration system  

Moderator: Gülçin Sinav, Aret Demirci, Friedrich Naumann Foundation 

Resource Persons: Dr. Wido Geis-Thöne, Institut der Deutschen Wirtschaft e.V. (Institute of German Economy) 

Address: Maritim Hotel, Meeting Room 

10:30 Coffee Break 

11:00 Continuation with inputs of the participants from Germany, Turkey, Spain and Greece 

13:00 Lunch at the hotel 

14:30 Gathering for transfer 

15:00 Visit I:  Integration Point  

Resource Persons: Matthias Weingarten (Migration Officer Agentur für Arbeit), Sebastian Kusserow (Migration Officer Jobcenter Cologne)  

Address: Butzweilerhofallee 1, 50829 Köln 

17:00 Visit II:  InHaus e.V. (Integration House)  

Resource Persons: Elizaveta Khan, Chairman of InHaus e.V.  

Address: Kalker Hauptstraße 170, 51103 Köln 

19:00 Dinner at Heumarkt Restaurant  

Address: Heumarkt  47 

15 November 2022, Cologne 

Departure from the hotel 08.45- walk 

09:15 Visit III:  Industrie- und Handelskammern/IHK  

Resource Persons: Marketta Rosentreter and Anke Waldmann 

Address: Unter Sachsenhausen 10-26, 50667 Köln  

11:30 Optional Tour: Migration in Cologne 

13:00 Lunch   

14:30 Visit IV: FDP Cologne Office 

Resource Person: Scharzad Farrokhzad and Colleagues, Technical University Cologne   

Address: FDP Office, Breite STraße 159, 50667 Köln  

16:30 Discussion with  IQ Network  

Resource Person: Rolf Goebels, Kaan Öztürk  

Address: FDP Office, Breite STraße 159, 50667 Köln 

19:00 Dinner at XII Apostel 

Address: Heumarkt  47 

16 November 2022, Cologne 

09:30  Discussion about the liberal perspective of integration 

Resource Person: Katja Hoyer,FDP Köln  

Address: tbc  

11:30 – 13:30 Free Time 

14:00 Departure for Brussels  

16:00 Check in: Hotel Barsey by Warwick, 381-383, Av. Louise, 1050 Bruxelles 

19:00 Dinner at  Restaurant La Quincaillerie  

Address: Edelknaapstraat 45 

17 November 2022, Brussels 

Departure from the hotel 08.15- subway 

09:00 Visit VIII: European Parliament 

Resource Person: Andreas Glück MEP, Renew Europe Group 

Address: Pl. du Luxembourg 100 

11:30 Visit IX:  Migration Policy Group  

Resource Person: Alexander Wolffhardt 

Address: Av. de Tervueren 32/34 

13:00 Lunch at Vester Bar 

15:30 Expert Roundtable: “How to create more opportunities for migrants in labor markets and what liberals can offer?” 

Address: European Liberal Forum, Rue d’Idalie 11-13, boite 6, 1050 Ixelles 

18:30 Documentary Screening & Reception  

Address: Vester Bar  Pl. du Luxembourg 13 

18 November 2022, Brussels 

10:00 Departures 

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