International Festival of Animated Film in Stuttgart


In the spring of 2016, Stuttgart will once more become the centre of the world with regards to animated film for six days and nights. The Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) is one of the most outstanding events for animated film worldwide. The Festival takes into its scope the whole spectrum of current productions in the animated film sector, including the intersections between games, architecture, art, design and comedy. With Game Zone, the ITFS takes an especially close look at transmedia and the convergence of animation and computer games.

The Festival offers directors as well as production and distribution companies a platform to present their films to an interested and large audience as well as countless members of the industry.

Vegan Burger in Berlin

“Dandy Diner” is the first restaurant offering vegan burger in Berlin.

The restaurant opened in Neukölln two days ago. Before the owner posted on their Instagram –Account “Join us for free burger, booze & beer”. This invitation initialized a run on the restaurant. The police had to come because hundreds of people tried to get a vegan burger. More than 300 hundred visitors were waiting inside the restaurant, another 200 hundred were waiting outside, 10 policemen tried to appease them, but they didn’t have any chance. They all wanted the “vegan burger” and cake.

At 10 p. m. the police sent all visitors home and stopped the party on the street in front of  “Dandy Diner”

Berlin’s Lack of teachers

The lack of teachers in primary schools in Berlin is growing.

Berlin has not enough teachers especially for primary schools. Caused by this fact the Senate/Ministry of Berlin for Education, Science and Research is recruiting teachers from Austria and the Netherlands.  Starting now the Berliner Education Administration places advertisements in Austrian newspapers for the upcoming three weeks.

The Senator of Education Mrs Scheeres said in her statement that people who live close to the German border in Austria and the Netherlands are able to speak proficiently German. Brandenburg is looking for foreign teachers as well. Here, teachers from Poland are preferred.

Detailed information on how to become a teacher for primary schools are available here. The Senate/ministry of Education, Science and Research formed a list of criteria and a table of salary for prospective primary school teachers in Germany.

You want to learn more? The Berliner Education Administration will answer your question at their open day “Berliner Day” 23rd of April 2016.

Berlin International Games Week

The annual Berlin International Games Week will start at the 18th of April. For seven days Berlin will welcome representatives  from the digital industry as well as games enthusiasts.
More than 10,000 visitors – developer, publisher, investors and gamers are expected. There are more than ten events in one week at different venues in Berlin, ranging from conferences and recruitment events to games festivals and championships.
Different events will happen. There will be events for games enthusiasts, development conferences open to professional visistors only, a recruitment day for job seekers. Furthermore will happen this year a special recruitment event “Womenize” for female talents.

Do you have digital know how?

 EUROPASS: self-assessment of digital competences

You can learn more about your own digital competence using the self-assessment of digital competences on Europass. This can be helpful for getting a job.
Europass includes five documents to make your skills and qualifications clearly and easily understood in Europe. You can create your CV online using tutorials or download the template, examples and instructions. Furthermore you can use the Language Passport. It is a self-assessment tool for language skills and qualifications. You can create your Language Passport online using tutorials or download the template, examples and instructions. Since last summer it is possible to carry out a self-assessment of digital competences (information processing, communication, content creation , security, problem solving) through the Europass CV online editor, using levels and descriptors.

The Europass celebrated its 10th birthday last year. Since it was designed more than 100 million visits were recorded, and 50 million CVs were created online in 27 languages. This success is largely due to the active support of National Europass Centres.

In every European country is a  National Europass Centre – the first point of contact if you want to learn more about Europass.


The European Centre for the Development of vocational Training (CEDEFOD)

Stuttgart – New Citizens Club

Neubürgerstammtisch New Citizens CLub 2016

You are a new in Stuttgart? Your are new in region of Stuttgart? You are looking for contacts to other people? You want to learn more about clubs, initiatives, organizations and companies in this region? The Stuttgart New Citizens Club will give you a warm welcome and the opportunity to meet new people, get information and new insights in Stuttgart and the region. The Club is an offer from Welcome Center Stuttgart for new citizens, skilled professionals and their family members. It is free of charge and you can join whenever you want. We are looking forward to seeing you there!

next meetings of New citizens club:
Mo., 09.05.2016 18:00 Uhr bis 20:00 Uhr
Mo., 18.07.2016 18:00 Uhr bis 20:00 Uhr
Mo., 19.09.2016 18:00 Uhr bis 20:00 Uhr
Mo., 21.11.2016 18:00 Uhr bis 20:00 Uhr

Weltcafé Stuttgart
Charlottenplatz 17
70173 Stuttgart