New Developments

A foot in the door to employment ...

The Euro-BBW is part of the project network TrialNet since Winter 2009. The educational curriculum is split into modular building blocks to allow a clearly defined range of content to be taught through work in external businesses. This gives businesses, too small to cover all the necessary training blocks, the opportunity to play a role in qualifying young people with special needs - at the same time giving trainees many chances to gain an increasingly broader work experience.
More information can be found at www.trialnet.de!

Instructors rethink....

An important qualification target at the Euro-BBW is the preparation for lifelong learning. Even after completing training the labour market demands that employees constantly adapt to changing conditions in their vocation. To that effect the ability to learn independently is required. To meet those demands we are currently going through a paradigm and roll change. The assignments and projects follow a rigid structure at the beginning of a course; as the course progresses the participants are systematically encouraged to gradually take control and responsibility for their education. The instructor changes from a trainer to a coach/ mentor.

European Mentors

This project is all about building a European network of experts who accompany trainees on a voluntary basis along their way into employment. Affiliate organisations from Sweden, Poland and Rumania work alongside the Euro-BBW on the mentoring project.

Additional qualifications independant of time and place.

In co-operation with affiliate organisations in France and Belgium the Euro-BBW offers accessible online qualification upgrade schemes which are especially beneficial for the job market in the border region. More information on this at www.atsetera.org.

Nature and environment

All buildings of the Euro-BBW as well as the external resident groups are supplied with green energy. In conjunction with our cogeneration unit we could significantly optimize the external supply of electricity with regard to ecological aspects.

In order to introduce the pupils to nature and to the environment and plants, we have installed two boxes with colonies of bees which have to be attended by the pre-vocational training groups. Our participants get to know the work routine of a beekeeper and many interesting facts about the bees, they have to take care of their "fosterlings" and assist with the honey harvest. This honey is sold in our Eifelladen and kiosk. 

As a further nature conversation project, our future joiners builded birdhouses as an additional breeding possiblity for domestic birds and attached them to suitable trees in the forest of Bitburg.

Within the framework of an environment week under the slogan "I can achieve something - protecting natural resources at the Euro-BBW", 15 project teams dealt with the subject conservation of resources (e.g. lower use of energy and material, upcycling, less waste etc.). The results of this week were partially implemented into daily work at the Euro-BBW.