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  1. January 20, 2018

    60 years of the eu­ro­pean so­cial fund - in­vest­ing in peo­ple

    The European Social Fund (ESF) will be 60 years old in 2017. It was created on 25 March 1957 together with the Treaties of Rome. This brochure informs in German and in English about the history of the ESF and presents the different funding periods.

  2. August 9, 2017

    The min­i­mum wage - Ques­tions and an­swers

    The minimum wage is in effect - and you have a right to it. The most important social policy reform of recent years has been a success: Many marginal jobs have become regular employment with mandatory social insurance, more people are working and wages have risen. We have taken a big step forward in terms of social justice in Germany.

  3. August 8, 2017

    Skill and vo­ca­tion­al de­vel­op­ment needs over the pe­ri­od to 2030

    Matching supply and demand in the labour market in times of structural change will be the key challenge for economic and labour-market policy. To make sure that the German economy will remain successful in the future and that everyone will take a share of our prosperity, skilled workers need the right skills and qualifications.

  4. July 1, 2017

    Eu­rope at a glance

    The small publication gives an overview of the participation of the European states in the EU, the Euro, NATO and the ESF.(Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, July 2017)

  5. April 18, 2017

    The Ger­man Fed­er­al Gov­ern­ment’s 5th Re­port on Pover­ty and Wealth

    The Executive Summary outlines the key findings of the 5th Report on Poverty and Wealth.

  6. April 13, 2017

    Co-De­ter­mi­na­tion 2017

    The co-determination laws guarantee that workers have a say in the terms and conditions of employment and in the economic planning and decision-making of the company.

  7. March 23, 2017

    White Pa­per Work 4.0

    This discussion draft of a White Paper on Work 4.0 is the culmination of a dialogue process which the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs launched in April 2015 with the publication of a Green Paper.

  8. January 1, 2017

    So­cial Se­cu­ri­ty at a Glance (en­glisch)

    The brochure gives a comprehensive overview of the Social Security system in the Federal Republic of Germany.

  9. December 30, 2016

    So­cial Se­cu­ri­ty Com­pass

    The brochure explains the social security systems in the EU Member States.

  10. November 27, 2016

    ESF pro­gramme brochure: The Eu­ro­pean So­cial Fund - Fund­ing pe­ri­od 2014-2020

    This brochure is intended for all those who want to actively shape work in Germany - in politics, economy and society. But also to for all those who want to know how the ESF helps people to start tackling their own future.

  11. August 1, 2016

    So­cial Eu­rope from A to Z

    This glossary should make it easier for people to understand the complex interconnections of the various social security systems in Europe and compare them to each other.

  12. July 19, 2016

    The Coun­tries of Eu­rope

    The publication compares the political systems and social services of European countries.

  13. February 1, 2016

    Overview of the Min­istry's struc­ture and re­spon­si­bil­i­ties

    Flyer about the structure and the responsibilities of the BMAS

  14. September 29, 2015

    The Eu­ro­pean So­cial Fund in Ger­many 2014-2020

    The Flyer gives an overview of the functioning and role of the European Social Fund in Germany.

  15. June 11, 2015

    Green Pa­per Work 4.0

    The Green Paper outlines main trends, important areas for action and key social issues concerning the world of work in the future.

  16. March 1, 2015

    The ed­u­ca­tion­al pack­age - brochure

    The Federal Government's Old-age security report is compiled every four years and reports on the different pension systems, the income situation of today's pensioners, the uptake of additional private retirement provision and the future pension level.

  17. May 31, 2014

    Progress Re­port 2013 on the Fed­er­al Gov­ern­ment’s Skilled Labour Con­cept

    The progress report 2013 on the Federal Government’s Skilled Labour Concept reviews the developments of last year and identifies the future need for action.

  18. March 1, 2014

    In­ter­im re­port of the Com­mit­tee of State Sec­re­taries on le­gal is­sues and chal­lenges in the field of so­cial se­cu­ri­ty claims as­sert­ed by na­tion­als of the EU Mem­ber States

    Immigration is a complex, multi-faceted phenomenon. The Federal Government is steadfast in its support of freedom of movement, and Germany benefits from it. At the same time, we must acknowledge that immigration may also entail considerable problems.