Ministry of Education, youth & sports in Baden-Württemberg
In charge for the regional education-system (subsidiarity)
Staff: ca. 380;responsible for.: general school system, VET; basic education; private school system; teacher education; pedagogical seminar – teacher’s training; examination regulation; science & research of education; communication of educational information and educational guidance; long-distance teaching; interregional & international cultural affairs; early childhood education, Kindergarten; field of youth and sports. Department 45 “Further education/Lifelong Learning”, is responsible for all activities and initiatives which support Lifelong learning as the ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons. We are the initiator and moderator (Alliance for Lifelong Learning) with more than 50 educational associations and partners in further education in the
We need a stronger Europe to overcome the current issue of national debt and the Euro crisis. This is why we are fully behind a strong European Union based on solidarity. EU structural policies are exerting a positive outcome on the state level. We are putting our weight behind ensuring that things stay that way.
Baden-Württemberg lies at the very heart of Europe. With a population of just under 11 million and as the number one region for innovation, Baden-Württemberg is larger and has more economic muscle than many of the European Union’s sovreign member states. As a significant region, Baden-Württemberg is helping to shape the face of Europe – with Minister-President Winfried Kretschmann.
The crisis has brought Europe to a decisive turning point. To steer Europe towards a successful future, the EU’s role needs to be redetermined. Baden-Württemberg aspires to be a part of the development process which will shape the future of the European Union. From the viewpoint of the State Government, one thing is clear: It is only with a stronger Europe that it will be possible to avert the crisis and safeguard the weight of Europe’s position in the global community for the future.
Many members of the public hold a critical view of the European Union. The State Government intends to shape its European policy through active exchange with its citizens. Using a broad-based workshop process, we have sought dialogue with members of the scientific community and with society as a whole in a process which has produced valuable impetus for our European program.