Overview

Labour market policy

Basic income support for jobseekers

Skilled workers

Transformation of the world of work

Labour Law

Occupational Safety and Health

Overview

Social Insurance

Statutory accident insurance

Old-age security in Germany

Social Assistance

Socialcompensation law

Health Care

Participation and inclusion

Overview

Europe

Overview

#MySocialEurope: Germany's Presidency of the Council of the European Union

Employment and social policy in the EU

Working in another EU country

EU external relations

Migration from third countries

European Funds

Overview

European Social Fund (ESF)

Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD)

International

Overview

International Employment and Social Policy

Labour and Social Policy at the G7/G20 Levels

Corporate Social Responsibility

Twinning in Labour and Social Policy (Administrative partnerships)

Bilateral social security agreements outside the European Union

International Organisations

Overview:  Services

Contact

Publications

Overview

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Press

Overview

Recent Publications

Press photos

Overview

Press photos of the minister

Press photos of the state secretaries

RSS

Visitor Centre

Overview:  The Ministry

BMAS at a Glance

Political Staff

Labour

Overview

Labour market policy

Basic income support for jobseekers

Skilled workers

Transformation of the world of work

Labour Law

Occupational Safety and Health

Social Affairs

Overview

Social Insurance

Statutory accident insurance

Old-age security in Germany

Social Assistance

Socialcompensation law

Health Care

Participation and inclusion

Europe and the World

Overview

Europe

Overview

#MySocialEurope: Germany's Presidency of the Council of the European Union

Employment and social policy in the EU

Working in another EU country

EU external relations

Migration from third countries

European Funds

Overview

European Social Fund (ESF)

Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD)

International

Overview

International Employment and Social Policy

Labour and Social Policy at the G7/G20 Levels

Corporate Social Responsibility

Twinning in Labour and Social Policy (Administrative partnerships)

Bilateral social security agreements outside the European Union

International Organisations

Services

Overview:  Services

Contact

Publications

Overview

Shopping cart

Press

Overview

Recent Publications

Press photos

Overview

Press photos of the minister

Press photos of the state secretaries

RSS

Visitor Centre

The Ministry

Overview:  The Ministry

BMAS at a Glance

Political Staff

International

Twinning in Labour and Social Policy (Administrative partnerships)

"Twinning", an instrument financed by the EU, aims to foster cooperation between the public administrations of the EU Member States and those of the candidate countries.

Twinning projects have the aim of assisting EU candidate countries and potential EU candidate countries with adopting EU law (the acquis communautaire) and with building the necessary administrative capacity ('institution building'). Certain neighbouring countries can also participate in the twinning programme. In their case, the emphasis is placed on approximation to EU law and EU standards.

(Potential) candidate countries can take part in the "Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance" (IPA) and neighbouring countries can join the "European Neighbourhood Policy Instrument" (ENPI). As part of both programmes, experts from the public administrations of EU Member States pass on their know-how and experience with the transposition of EU law to their colleagues in the respective partner country.

The IPA programme, which prepares a country for accession to the EU, includes the candidate countries (i.e. Albania, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey) and the potential candidates of the Western Balkans, (i.e. Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kosovo).

Under the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP), the Twinning Programme is also available to countries that are not candidates for accession but could profit from forging closer ties with the EU and that want to promote equitable social and economic development.

Persons who work in the public sector can be deployed in these projects as project leaders, resident twinning advisors or short-term experts. If you are interested, please contact:

Division VI b 1 International Labour and Social Policy, Twinning

Wilhelmstraße 49
10117 Berlin
phone: +49 30 18 527 6547

In Germany, twinning is coordinated by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. Further information on twinning is available on the website of the National Contact Point for Twinning of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (in German).

Further Information

International