UNESCO Education UIL

Gewerkschaft Erziehung und Wissenschaft (GEW), Germany

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The Gewerkschaft Erziehung und Wissenschaft (GEW), the German union for education professions, founded in 1948, maintains in its Division of Vocational and Further Education at its central office in Frankfurt/Main, a specialized documentation pool. Tailor–made information, mainly in German, is available on request as is prepackaged documentation on all aspects of vocational education, further education and lifelong learning, including education of the unemployed and those threatened by unemployment. Together with GEW’s International Co–operation Unit, the Division of Vocational and Further Education is becoming evermore interested in reaching out internationally and thus welcomes co–operation within the Network of Networks.

Areas of Specialization:

Adult education, Further training, Vocational education

User Profile:

Vocational training institutions; further training institutions; trade unionists; governmental agencies; NGOs; general public

Contact Information


Reifenberger Strasse 21
D–60489 Frankfurt a. M.

(+49–69) 78973 325
(+49–69) 78973 103
Contact person:
Ansgar Klinger

Basic Institutional Data:

Founded in:
Parent Organisation:
Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund (DGB)
Ulrich Thöne
Countries Served:
Working Languages:
English, German


Books and Documents:
Extensive collection
Periodicals recieved p.a.:

Services and Special Activities

Information Services Provided

Referral services; document delivery

Publications Produced

List available

Special Activities

Meetings; expert round tables; congresses

Other material

Role envisaged within the Network of Networks

Active participation in information exchange; acting as a nodal point for information on vocational and further training and education for the unemployed in Germany