Networked and Cross-border Learning in the Aachen region (North Rhine-Westphalia)

Changing conditions in the global economy, on the one hand, and cyclically and seasonally determined fluctuations in production capacity utilisation, on the other, have led to increasingly short cycles in terms of staff appointment and
dismissal by companies, especially in the economic region of Aachen. Although the region has adapted constantly to the employment market – working away from traditional industries and towards future-oriented sectors – the negative impact on the labour market has been considerable. Structural changes in Aachen's economy and demographical changes in the labour market have resulted in both a serious lack of qualified workers in future-oriented industries and a loss of jobs in traditional sectors.

Dennewartstraße 27, 52068 Aachen, Germany