The interest of young people from the European Union in in-company vocational training in Germany remains very high. Within the framework of discussions on the federal budget, the Federal coalition government therefore agreed to top up budget funds once again for 2014 so that – on the condition that a final decision is made by the German Bundestag – all young Europeans who have lodged an application for support with International and Specialized Services (ZAV) of the Federal Employment Agency in the context of MobiPro-EU before 8 April 2014 can be supported. This applies both to applications from skilled workers and to those interested in vocational training. Applications for in-company vocational training starting in autumn 2014 which are received later than this date can no longer be considered, due to measures needed to prepare for training (as a rule, a four month German language course as preparation in the country of origin, and a three month internship as preparation in Germany).
All applications which are received by the ZAV before or on 8 April 2014 can be approved. With approval of the first application for support, as a rule of the German language course in the country of origin, financial support is secured through MobiPro-EU over the entire period of the internship and vocational training, as well as for assistance and the German language course in the case of skilled workers. Approval of support or a positive decision from the ZAV is a precondition.