Düsseldorf, 9th October 2015. On invitation of the Ministry of School and Further Education of the state of North Rhine- Westphalia Annette Bleß, chairwoman of the Elena Bleß Foundation, and Katy Wenning, leader of the Department of International Exchange and International Affairs, discussed possibilities of intensifying the spreading of work placements abroad for pupils. The conversation put the main emphasis on the promotion of existing programmes and the further development of information for pupils, parents, and teachers. Sabine Nemec, leader of the Department of International Exchange in the District Government Düsseldorf, took part in a further conversation on 26th October 2015. The exchange of information is to be continued.
Support for work placements of pupils abroad can be applied for by parents or schools in Germany or other european countries. Applications can be sent at any time per application form or informally, e. g. per e-mail, to
At present, exchange Programmes for pupils are only supported at the cooperating schools. Here support is applied for by the school.
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