The BQ-Portal was lanuched in 2011 as a project on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). Since 2016, the portal is managed by the IW and ]init[ AG and is being further developed together with the relevant occupational recognition bodies.
The expert team at the German Economic Institute (IW) researches, translates, and prepares information on foreign vocational training systems and qualifications and supports the responsible bodies in the field of vocational recognition. The team provides them with training courses and hosts personal exchange meetings. Thereby the competent bodies´ questions are answered, and the IW expert team offers tips and hints for searching relevant documents from abroad. In addition, case handling with the BQ-Portal is practiced.
]init[ AG implements the portal technically and works continuously on its functional optimisation.
The responsible bodies (zuständige Stellen der Berufsanerkennung) contribute their knowledge and experience about foreign professional qualifications, and thus support the expansion of the database. They also formulate their technical requirements and thus support the user-friendly design of the portal.
If you have questions regarding the BQ-Portal please turn to the project office:
Information portals for recognition
Since the Recognition Acts entered in force, the state government and the federal states established an extensive range of information structures aimed to support their implementation. The three information portals for recognition of foreign professional qualifications, “BQ-Portal”, “Recognition in Germany” and “anabin”, are central in this context. Their close cooperation ensures high quality content and consistency.
Furthermore, the BQ-Portal cooperates closely with several projects in the area of securing skilled workers and integration: