Helpful Institutions

Helpful Institutions

Besides the Points of Single Contact, there is a broad variety of institutions and websites offering support and useful information on the provision of services in Germany. You may browse through the following entities to find further assistance.


Federal Employment Office
The Federal Employment Office (Bundesagentur für Arbeit) proceeds the German unemployment insurance and offers nationwide placement services free of charge.

International Placement Service of the Federal Employment Office (ZAV)
This division of the Federal Employment Office provides specialized services that meet the needs of foreign entrepreneurs that seek to employ German personnel. (ZAV)

German Social Insurance
The Website of the European Representation of the central German social insurance associations (Deutsche Sozialversicherung Europavertretung) provides an overview on the German social and health insurance system.

Deutsche Verbindungsstelle Krankenversicherungen - Ausland (DVKA)
The Deutsche Verbindungsstelle Krankenversicherungen - Ausland (DVKA) provides information on border-crossing health insurance issues.

EURES - The European Job Mobility Portal
The European job mobility portal EURES provides employers, in particular small and medium-sized businesses, with a personalised service to access the potential workers available in the European Economic Area (EEA).


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