FiBS: Enhancing lifelong learning for all

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FiBS has been consulting on educational and socio-economic issues in Germany, Europe, and the world for over 25 years. Informed by a variety of specializations, we examine educational sectors and their relationship to larger social issues, innovation, digitization, and labour market policy. This is how we make our contribution to supporting lifelong learning.

Our international, intercultural, and interdisciplinary team allows us to take diverse perspectives on the projects entrusted to us.


Updated population forecast of FiBS: Berlin has 5 million inhabitants in the mid-2040s


A current population forecast by FiBS shows that Berlin will have over 4 million inhabitants by the end of the coming decade and 5 million by the mid-2040s. The slight decline in immigration dynamics in the last two years will have only a minor impact on population development in the coming years and decades.

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FiBS Director Dieter Dohmen gives keynote speech at the 7th Innovation Day 2019


At the 7th Innovation Day of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS) and the Innovation Bureau Fachkräfte für die Region, FiBS Director Dr. Dieter Dohmen gave a keynote speech on continuing education, innovation and growth in SMEs. Dr. Dohmen noted that continuing education in combination with jobs that promote learning is positive for innovation and growth. If SMEs promote and challenge their employees and support them through formalised continuing education, they are innovative and can survive in competition.

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FiBS presents first results of the YEM study in Beirut


FiBS Director Dieter Dohmen and Consultant Ben Janssen present today in Beirut their first results on the YEM (Youth Employment in the Mediterranean) study for UNESCO. In the study, FiBS examines the implementation of digitalisation and entrepreneurship in vocational training curricula in eight MENA countries. Like other countries, these selected MENA countries face the challenge of further adapting VET curricula to digitalisation and to changing labour market conditions.

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FiBS starts new project


For the Federal Association for Child Day Care (Bundesverband für Kindertagespflege e.V.) FiBS develops a system for the performance-based remuneration of child day care personnel and analyses existing remuneration models. The overriding aim of the expertise is to improve the remuneration conditions for child day care workers.

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